Diversity Programming

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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. 

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.

Perspectives Series 2023
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The First-Generation Alumni Experience

Come learn more about what first-gen HC graduates have been doing and how Holy Cross supported them along the way.

Air Date: January 24, 2023

BIPOC@HC: Senior Reflection

Listen and meet Holy Cross seniors as they reflect on their four years on the hill.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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BIPOC Alumni in Law, Policy, and Non-Profit

Meet Alumni of Color who have built successful and impactful careers in Law, Policy, and the non-profit world.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

BIPOC Alumni in Science & Technology

Meet Alumni of Color who have built innovative careers in Science and Technology

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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BIPOC@HC: Student Resources

Listen and meet the professionals who support BIPOC and first-generation students

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Perspectives Series 2022 On-Demand
BIPOC @ HC: The First-Year Experience

Come listen to first-year Holy Cross students and learn more about their journey to Holy Cross and their transition to college.

Aired: October 11, 2022

BIPOC Alumni Experience

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

Aired: October 25, 2022

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.

Aired: November 8, 2022

BIPOC Alumni in Business & Entrepreneurship

Meet Alumni of Color who have built successful careers in Business and businesses of their own.

Aired: November 29, 2022

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!

Aired: December 6, 2022

BIPOC Alumni in Arts & Education

Meet Alumni of Color who have established themselves as amazing educators and creatives.

Air Date: December 20, 2022

Tune-In Tuesdays

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Join Omar Afifi ‘24 and Nachelle Duque ‘25 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 currently majoring in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration. Nachelle is from Revere, Massachusetts, and is currently studying Biology with a minor in Chinese. Both are also proud first-generation students!

Reach out to Omar: omar.admissions@holycross.edu

Reach out to Nachelle: nachelle.admissions@holycross.edu

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for those who would like to visit Holy Cross, and requests must be received three weeks prior to your travel date.

Travel grants are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. 

Apply for a travel grant

Perspectives Overnight Program

The Perspectives Overnight Program is for prospective high school seniors who may identify as a first-generation college student, student of color, lower-socioeconomic student, or an international student. Through the Perspectives program, we aim to provide space for students to ask honest questions, build genuine connections, and gain valuable insight into the admission process and campus community here at College of the Holy Cross.

The Perspectives Overnight Program coincides with Fall Open House, and information about the 2023 program will be available next summer.



No. It is a requirement to have a parent/guardian who is 25 years old+. Students and their guardians will be staying in a hotel, and that is the policy set forth by the hotel. A guardian can be an aunt, uncle, older cousin, older brother or sister, or community mentor. 

If you noted that you needed a grant on your application, you will be contacted to confirm your travel arrangements. The travel grant application on the website is for students who cannot attend Perspectives and would like to visit campus another time.

The grant covers airfare, bus ticket or train ticket, as well as the hotel stay. It also includes transportation from and to the airport. Meals for all attendees will be provided throughout the event. 

Students will receive a complete schedule via email, approximately one week before. 

For those attending the weekend program, check-in at the hotel begins on November 5 at 4:00 p.m. Programming will conclude on Monday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m.

For those attending the day program, Open House begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, and the Perspectives program check-in will begin at the conclusion of Open House, 2:00 p.m.


Bishop Healy Alumni Interviews

The mission of the Bishop Healy Committee of the Holy Cross Alumni Association of the College of the Holy Cross is to achieve and maintain a diverse and multicultural campus. The Bishop Healy Committee works to foster meaningful, supportive, and life-enhancing relationships between current BIPOC students and BIPOC alumni that last a lifetime.

Bishop Healy Alumni interviews will be held monthly from October to January for current seniors in high school. Interviews will take place from 6:00 p.m—8:00 p.m. Please see the dates and times below. Spots are limited.

There are no more scheduled interviews for those who have applied for Fall 2023 admission.