Congratulations on your admission to Holy Cross! We know you have a lot to consider, so we are here to help you discern your journey with Holy Cross by providing all the information you need to make the best decision for your future. We are confident that you will make a significant contribution to our campus and be transformed by your Holy Cross experience.

    Additional events are added regularly, so check back for more opportunities to engage with our campus community!

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    Admitted Student Days

    For those who can travel safely to campus, we invite you to participate in Admitted Student Days, which begin on Sunday afternoon and end on Monday afternoon. Please see the tentative itinerary below and feel free to contact us with any questions. Please register at least one week before the event.

    Although the event takes place on Sunday and Monday, you are encouraged to register even if you are only able to attend one day's events.

    4:00 pm - Check-in begins
    4:30 pm - Campus Tour
    5:15 pm - Welcome and Faculty Panel
    6:00 pm - Dinner
    6:45 pm - Current Student Panel
    7:30 pm - All College Mass 
    8:30 pm - Admitted and current students walk to the Grotto at the University of Notre Dame
    8:30 pm - Social for Parents/Guests with College Leadership
    9:00 am - Check-in begins
    9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
    9:30 am - Welcome
    9:45 am - Admitted Student Class Seminar
    10:30 am - Coffee & Tea Break
    11:00 am - Holy Cross Trivia
    11:15 am - Financial Aid & Student Accounts Presentation
    12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
    12:30 pm - Mass (optional)

    Health and Safety

    Your safety and the health of our campus community is our top priority. Holy Cross College is conducting in-person classes at this time and requires its students, faculty, and staff to complete daily health checks, participate in surveillance COVID-19 testing, and wear a mask or face covering at all times outside of a personal residence room. Holy Cross College is following COVID-19 guidance and in-person gathering limitations as prescribed by the St. Joseph County (IN) Health Department. To allow for our visitors to abide by proper COVID-19 protocols and physical distancing, registration for each event is limited. Due to current campus policy, we are unable to accommodate overnight guests in the residence halls. Visitors will be asked to complete a health check upon arrival, which includes a temperature check. Masks or face coverings will be required of guests while on campus. Those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and/or having been in close contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19 within two weeks should not enter campus or attend Admitted Student Days.

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    Campus Visit

    For those who can travel safely to campus and are unable to participate in Admitted Student Days, we invite you to visit for a one-on-one information session with an admissions counselor followed by a student-led campus tour.

    To allow for proper COIVD-19 protocols, registration for each day is limited. Due to current campus policy, we are unable to accommodate overnight guests in the residence halls. Masks or face coverings will be required while on campus. 

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    Holy Cross Live

    Holy Cross Live is a series of virtual webinars with members of the Holy Cross community. Each event lasts approximately 30 minutes. Following each presentation, winners of $50 digital gift cards are announced. All admitted student attendees are eligible to be chosen for the prizes!

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    Saints Socials

    Saints Socials are casual online gatherings of admitted students. Get to know your future classmates, play online games together, and win Holy Cross swag! 

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    Financial Aid

    All admitted students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal, state, and/or Holy Cross need-based assistance. After your FAFSA has been received and reviewed, a Holy Cross financial aid award will be sent via email and mailed to your home.

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    Need more information? Select a green date on the calendar to register for a one-on-one financial aid phone call:

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    Confirm Your Enrollment

    To accept our offer of admission and confirm your intention of enrolling at Holy Cross College, submit the online confirmation form on or before May 1, 2021, which is the priority confirmation deadline. Holy Cross College will accept your enrollment confirmation after May 1 as space allows. The form can be found on your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. If you are unable to log in to your Applicant Portal, please let us know.

    After completing the online confirmation form, you will be prompted to pay your confirmation deposit, which consist of two components:

    • A $200 enrollment deposit that serves as a confirmation of your intent to enroll at Holy Cross and ensures that we hold a place for you in our incoming class.
    • A $200 housing deposit that serves as a confirmation of your intent to live on campus and ensures we reserve a room for you in a residence hall. Those who submit the housing deposit on or before May 1 are eligible to be entered in the housing lottery for preferred roommate and hall placement. If a housing exemption to live off campus has been requested, the housing deposit is not required unless the request is not approved.

    Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

    Student Clubs and Organizations

    Feel free to contact Holy Cross club leaders if you're interested in learning more about (or joining!) their organization. In addition to the student government and activities at Holy Cross, you also have access to 500+ student clubs and organizations throughout the tri-campus community at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College.

    Biology ClubShaima
    Black Student AssociationBeyonce
    First Generation ClubPats
    Intramural SportsAllison
    Latinos UnidosFlorecita
    Outdoors ClubCat
    Saints For LifeRich
    Dance Club  
    Psychology ClubFaithe
    Studium Thomisticum  

    Residential Life

    At Holy Cross College, we take pride in building a vibrant academic, faith, and social community. To that end, we require all first-year and sophomore students to live on campus in our single-sex residence halls. We offer an array of housing options for students, from single rooms to shared apartments. Living on campus provides an amazing opportunity to form close-knit friendships that will last a lifetime.

    To secure your room on campus, you must complete the 2021-2022 On-Campus Residency Application. The application gives you the option of requesting a specific roommate and/or ranking your preferred residence hall placement. Those who indicate roommate requests and/or hall preferences and meet the May 1, 2021 confirmation deadline, which requires paying a housing deposit, will be entered in a housing lottery. Housing requests will be honored based on lottery results and availability of preferred rooms. Those who submit the housing deposit after May 1 will have requests honored as space allows and after the housing lottery placement is complete.

    The housing application is due on or before July 1, 2021. For those who do not request a specific roommate, assignments will be made using compatibility questions on the housing application.

    Some students may qualify for an exemption and be released from the two-year, on-campus living requirement. For example, those students who will live at home with parents or guardians and commute daily to campus are encouraged, but not required, to live on campus. Contact us to discuss if you qualify for an exemption.

    The 2021-2022 On-Campus Residency Application will be available on your Holy Cross Applicant Portal in spring 2021.

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    SOAR - Summer Orientation

    All new students are required to participate in Saints Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). SOAR will prepare you for a smooth and successful transition to Holy Cross College through online events and a virtual, one-on-one session with an academic advisor. Registration for SOAR events will be add to your Holy Cross Applicant Portal after May 1.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is both an extension of orientation and a celebration marking the beginning of your academic journey. Beginning with residence hall “move-in” on Friday, Welcome Weekend continues through the weekend with plenty of fun activities across the tri-campus for new students and their families.

    Welcome Weekend is scheduled to take place August 20-22, 2021. More information and a schedule of events will be made available in summer 2021.

    Contact Us

    Find your admissions counselor at Holy Cross College. Your admissions counselor is your personal guide and connection to all things Holy Cross. You are encouraged to email, call, or text your counselor with any questions or requests that you have. We are here to help!

    Office of 574-239-8400
    Office of Financial Aid
    Website 574-239-8400
    Office of Student Accounts
    Website 574-239-8413
    Autumn Ganser
    Assistant Director of Financial Aid 574-239-8408
    Dorene Muszer
    Student Accounts Manager 574-239-8403
    Stephanie White
    Academic Advising
    Schedule an appointment 574-239-8336
    Emily David
    Academic Advising, Special Programs
    Schedule an appointment 574-239-8306
    Andrew Polaniecki
    Dean and Vice President of Student Life
    Residence Life 574-239-8315 
    Tom DeHorn
    Director of Counseling and Health
    Student Wellness 574-239-8383
    Andrew Ouellette
    Director of Campus Ministry
    Campus Ministry 574-239-8350