Diversity Equity and Inclusion Programming

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Perspectives Program

The Perspectives Program is for prospective high school seniors, who may be from families with limited financial resources, attending rural and urban Title I schools, and those who are unable to visit campus on their own.  Students who will be the first in their family to attend college are also welcome to apply. If you have an interest in visiting Holy Cross, we encourage you to apply regardless of your demographic or economic background.

Perspectives Day Program

The Perspectives Day Program is for prospective high school seniors, who reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island

Perspectives Overnight Program

The Perspectives Overnight Program is for prospective high school seniors, who reside outside Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island.

Tune-In Tuesdays

Join Omar Afifi ‘24 and Nachelle Duque ‘25 on Tuesdays once a month beginning in October! Join us for an open discussion as they answer your questions and talk about all things Holy Cross! 

Omar emigrated from Egypt, attended high school in New Milford, Connecticut, and is studying Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration. Nachelle is from Revere, Massachusetts, and is studying Biology with a minor in Chinese. Both are also proud first-generation students!

Our Junior Edition Tune-In Tuesdays will be on February 13th and February 27th, 2024. Click here to register!


Webinars address topics such as student life for BIPOC and first-generation students and life after college with Holy Cross alumni of color. Prospective students, especially seniors, are encouraged to attend. Archived webinars will be available to view on demand below for events that have passed.

In addition, we encourage you to check out our virtual programming page to learn more about Holy Cross.

If you have additional questions, please email Associate Director of Admission Cortney Lima, or call the Admission Office at 508-793-2443.

BIPOC @ HC: Life In & Outside the Classroom

Students at Holy Cross are very engaged. Come learn what students are involved in and how they leave their mark at Holy Cross.

September 27th, 2023

First-Gen @ HC: Paving the Way

Approximately 16% of students at Holy Cross are the first in their families to go to college. Come learn about their experiences and advice on navigating the college search process!

October 18th, 2023

Accessibility@HC: Student Resources

Hear about the academic, housing, dining, parking/transportation accommodations process at Holy Cross from the Student Accessibility Services office!

November 8th, 2023

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Worcester Table Talk

Meet students who attended school in Worcester and learn why they decided to come to Holy Cross!

November 15th, 2023

BIPOC@HC: The Alumni Experience

Meet Alumni of Color and learn about their experiences at Holy Cross and life after college.

December 6th, 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Holy Cross