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Holy Cross Student Life

Holy Cross is on a 174-acre campus in a suburban setting in Worcester, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Holy Cross students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Holy Cross does not have fraternities or sororities.

Holy Cross has a thriving Student Programs for Urban Development. In fact, more students participate in Student Programs for Urban Development than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Holy Cross include Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Black Student Union and Habitat for Humanity.

The Holy Cross community comes together each year for Purple Pride Day, Commencement and Parents Weekend.

Holy Cross Housing

Holy Cross offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Holy Cross students live on campus. In 2021, 90% of undergrads at Holy Cross lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 10% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Holy Cross. There are 2,507 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,997 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Holy Cross offers coed housing and .

Safety at Holy Cross

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

College of the Holy Cross is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Holy Cross campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Holy Cross offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Holy Cross

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Holy Cross, take Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Worcester, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International Airport, Boston airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Holy Cross's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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