College of the Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a highly selective, undergraduate liberal arts college renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition.

Cold winds 💨 and clear skies 🌤
Just a 🐿 enjoying the early winter sunset.
O’Kane porch decked with boughs of holly 🎄
Wishing our hardworking students a fun and relaxing winter break! ❄️
For decades, Holy Cross students have flocked to Dinand Library (@hc.libs ) to attend late-night study sessions and finish up end-of-semester projects. Just a few more days of finals, Crusaders! #HolyCross175
"It's 8:00 a.m. and I am standing on top of the Great Wall of China. In this moment, every difficulty I've faced since coming to Beijing doesn't exist to me anymore, and I know it's moments like these that inspired me to study abroad in the first place," says Bryn O'Hara '20, a student blogger studying abroad in Beijing and Shanghai, China. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 86 Holy Cross students are currently spending the entire academic year studying abroad in countries like Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. Students are immersing themselves in the cultures of their host countries, putting down deep academic and social roots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, Holy Cross has been ranked No. 2 among baccalaureate colleges in the United States for long- term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education (@iieglobal ) It's not the first time the College has been on the list; in the past ten years, Holy Cross has stayed in the top three!
We’ll never get tired of this view! #HolyCross #CollegeoftheHolyCross
Day 1 of Finals Week is almost over, Crusaders! #YouGotThis #MondayMotivation
This mythological Balinese creature, Barong, serves as the guardian spirit of a village and commands the stage during performances of Holy Cross' Balinese gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Gita Sari (Essence of Song). Under the direction of I Nyoman Catra, one of Bali's most renowned master artists of traditional dance/theatre, Balinese dance and Gamelan students collaborate with guest artists for this bi-annual Balinese dance concert. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Barong is among hundreds of costumes and instruments, including the 25-piece gamelan orchestra, custom-made by master Balinese craftsman and blessed through elaborate rituals before being used at the College. The Balinese Arts Program's 20-year presence on Mount St. James allows students to explore the religious traditions of Bali and its rituals where these sacred — and sometimes secular — performative pieces relate to the arts.
Celebrating the end of the semester at @holycrosscab ’s Candy Land Carnival!
We’re paws-itive there’s no better way to let off some steam before Finals Week than hanging out with some therapy dogs! 🐶
The College Choir (@holycrosschoirs ) practicing before the 40th annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tune in LIVE at 8:00pm ET on the College Facebook or visit holy
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches 🎄
Dinand Library is a beacon of light for students looking to study around the clock as finals week quickly approaches.
"On that day, the branch of the Lord will be luster and glory and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor..." (Isaiah 4:2) ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, the liturgical season of Advent begins. For Advent 2018, Holy Cross is pleased to offer "On That Day," a daily email spiritual resource tied to the season of Advent. "On That Day" draws from the liturgical calendar and campus connections as recipients prepare for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To register, sign up online:
Congrats to the team of Holy Cross students that took home second place at the Beantown Throwdown, a competition for student start-ups that took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week! The contest was sponsored by @hcalumni John Loughnane '87 P19, who was recently-elected president of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association (HCLA). ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Created as part of the Holy Cross student-run incubator, the team's start-up Wilox is a universal long-lasting product that can kill bacteria and viruses on many surfaces to prevent the spread of illness. Wilox beat out teams from Boston College, Harvard and MIT!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Holiday decorations are starting to pop up all over campus. 🎄
“It is a little bit sad,” says Patrick Dougherty about the impermanence of his renowned sculptures, “but one of the things is that sculpture is about ideas and ideas are embedded in sculptures. And in one way, a community uses that sculpture up.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀ After more than two years of changing New England seasons, Dougherty's Stickwork sculpture  on Linden Lane has reached its end. The intricate sculpture was a result of the effort of more than 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the Worcester community along with Dougherty himself, and created a space for interaction that transcended traditional disciplinary boundaries. Whether passing it on the way to Dinand Library or attending a music event performed among the sculpture, Stickwork provided the College with new opportunities for dialogue and questions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sculpture was completed in fall 2016 as a part of Dougherty’s artist-in-residency at the College, hosted by @arts_transcending_borders , and cosponsored with the Iris and B. Gerald @cantor_art_gallery , the environmental studies program, and the visual arts department.
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