Holy Cross College (Indiana)

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Holy Cross College
CircleCrest 2-color.jpg
Seal of Holy Cross College
TypePrivate, Coeducational
AffiliationCatholic Church (Congregation of Holy Cross)
EndowmentUS$3.3 million[1]
PresidentThe Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C.
Academic staff
27 full-time and 14 part-time[1]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 41°41′56.88″N 86°15′11.94″W / 41.6991333°N 86.2533167°W / 41.6991333; -86.2533167
CampusSuburban: 140 acres (0.57 km2)[1]
ColorsMaroon & Dove Gray   

Holy Cross College is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, residential institution of higher education in Notre Dame, Indiana. The college was founded in 1966 and is administered by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross.


Holy Cross College was initially established in 1966 by the Mid-West Province of the Brothers of the Holy Cross as a two-year junior college, primarily to educate Holy Cross Brothers.[2] The first president and dean was John Driscoll, C.S.C.


The college’s baccalaureate program focuses on experiential learning, founded upon a program of Four Pillars: Service Learning, Global Perspectives, Professional Internship, Classroom Experience which culminates in a Capstone Presentation. Each student completes the same multidisciplinary core courses. Electives may be taken which allows each student to gain knowledge and experience preferred areas of interest. Students have academic advisors for each major and minor they are pursuing.[3] Students may take courses at any of the local universities participating in the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education (NICE).[4] After amassing 30 credit hours (typically after the first year of studies), students may take classes at the University of Notre Dame at no extra cost, provided they maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.[5]

Current accreditation at the Baccalaureate level includes ten Bachelor of Arts degrees and 17 minors.[6] As of 2018, Business was the most popular major,[7] although History and Liberal Arts have received favorable reviews.

Student life[edit]

Campus ministry is described as "Distinctively Catholic, Open to All"[8] Mass is offered on weekdays at 12:25 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Adoration takes place on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Confession is offered during the first hour of adoration on Tuesdays, along with before and after mass on Fridays.

Mission Team[edit]

The Mission Team is a faith development program. This team forms a critical mass of faith-filled students who contribute dynamic leadership and vitality to the school. They act as a catalyst for stirring up the interest and spiritual yearnings of the rest of the college.[9]


Holy Cross has six residence halls for students: four male residence halls and two female residence halls. The six residence halls are: Anselm, Basil, James, North, Pulte, and South. Anselm Hall and Basil Hall are traditional male dorms, James Hall and North Hall are traditional female dorms, and Pulte Hall and South hall are apartment-style male dorms.[10][11]

In addition to the residence halls on campus, upperclassmen are allowed to live off-campus in a co-ed apartment complex called University Edge, located roughly one mile north of Holy Cross.[11]

Intramural sports[edit]

Holy Cross offers students the opportunity to play intramural sports, including flag football, basketball, indoor volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. Additionally, kickball, dodgeball, and sand volleyball tournaments are held throughout the year.

Holy Cross students are also eligible to try out for Club Sports teams at the University of Notre Dame. A list of available sports can be found at http://recsports.nd.edu/club-sports/.

Additionally, students, faculty, and staff members at Holy Cross or Saint Mary's College may participate in Notre Dame's Bookstore Basketball Tournament, the largest 5-on-5 tournament in the country held every spring. In 2012, a team from Holy Cross won the championship, a feat that had never before been accomplished. This same team then defended their title, winning the championship in 2013 and 2014 as well.


Holy Cross College teams are known as the Saints. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).[12] The HCC men's lacrosse team competes in the Great Lakes Lacrosse League.[13] Men's sports include basketball, golf, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, golf, tennis, and soccer. Basketball games are covered by the Regional Radio Sports Network.

International experience[edit]

Holy Cross College requires all Bachelor of Arts students to go on a Global Immersion Experience and costs are covered by tuition. There are three primary locations:

Alternative programs for psychology students are available in the form of an international psychology conference,[14] while theology students may opt to travel to Rome, Italy as part of a course entitled "Rome Through The Ages".[15]

Additionally, the Campus Ministry department, in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame, offers a pilgrimage to Montreal, Canada, each fall break to visit the St. Joseph Oratory. Many miracles have occurred at this famous shrine established through the efforts of Holy Cross Brother St. André Bessette, the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross and patron of Holy Cross College.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c HCC Self Study Report Archived 2009-12-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fosmoe, Margaret."Holy Cross College officials say finances have stabilized" South Bend Tribune, September 4, 2017
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192&Action=ShowBasic&instid=1168
  7. ^ Beale Stephen."Holy Cross College Thrives After Reaffirming Its Catholic Identity", National Catholic Register, February 17, 2018
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2006-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ https://www.hcc-nd.edu/section/student-life/residence-life/
  11. ^ a b https://www.hcc-nd.edu/residence-information/
  12. ^ http://www.ccacsports.com/members.php
  13. ^ http://www.laxpower.com/update10/binmen/rating08.php
  14. ^ http://www.hcc-nd.edu/academics/2/Professional-Conference-Trips
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-12-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ http://www.jeffsmoke.com/home.html

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