From the Hill to You

“From the Hill to You” is a webinar series designed specifically for parents and families. Throughout the year, sessions will be made available on a variety of topics. We'll provide information and highlights from life on The Hill to help families support their students. We kick-off the series this summer with sessions specifically geared towards the transition of incoming families. Review the upcoming sessions and register below!

Students in the lab doing course work
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Preparing for Your Student’s Academic Experience at Holy Cross

At Holy Cross, we encourage students to explore, take risks, ask questions, and pursue varied interests. Join Class Dean Rob Bellin and Director of Vocare Academic Advising & Mentoring Mary Roche as they discuss what students can expect during their academic experience, academic advising opportunities, and the course preference selection process. 

Students studying on campus
Monday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Student Accessibility Services

As students enter Holy Cross, we hope they engage early with the Office of Student Accessibility Services, should they need accomodations. The process for self-advocating and applying may look different from their experiences in high school. We encourage parents, guardians, and/or support people to join the Student Accessibility Services team to learn more about our office, the request process, and how you can help support your students during this transition into and throughout college. 

A worker providing health services to a student at Hoy Cross
Monday, June 17 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Know the Importance of Student Health Insurance Coverage

Join staff from Health Services and the Bursar’s Office  as they discuss relevant and pressing topics about your student's health care coverage, answering questions such as whether to waive College coverage or enroll; weighing the pros and cons of current coverage vs. the College's Student Health Insurance Plan; how to enroll or waive coverage; what you can do now to prepare in advance; and exploring some real-world health insurance cases students have faced while away from home.

Student looking at a latpop with headphones on
Tuesday, July 9 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Student Accounts - How to View and Pay the eBill

Join staff from the Student Accounts/Bursar's Office as they review important dates, details, and resources related to the fall student account statement. This session will bring parents, guardians and other support people up to speed on how students access the eBill in the TouchNet system; how students may add a user to view and pay the eBill; and how to enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. We are eager to help get students prepared for financial success for the fall.  

Students sit in the living room of their townhouse on campus
Monday, July 29 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Preparing to Live On-Campus

As the arrival to campus approaches, students and their families are invited to join us to learn more about what to expect while living in the residence halls. Staff from Residence Life and Housing, and Gateways Orientation, will help prepare you for what to expect from move-in and students' first few weeks on the Hill. 

lanterns spell out "Cope" on the Hogan oval
Tuesday, August 6 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Student Mental Health

Join staff from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) to learn about the many ways they support student mental health on campus. This on-campus staff is committed to offering support to students navigating their transition into adulthood and the many challenges that can arise.

All episodes of the “From the Hill to You” series are brought to you by the Office of Parent and Family Engagement in partnership with other offices across the College. Questions? Email