commencement

Information for Visitors

Tickets

Last Night on The Hill Celebration
Preordered tickets will be placed in student mailboxes Senior Week. More info.

Commencement Exercises
Fitton Field: There is no limit to the number of people who may attend the Commencement Exercises on Fitton Field.

Hart Center Basketball Arena (rain location): In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Hart Center Basketball Arena and, due to limited seating, each senior is restricted to 4 tickets for guests. The tickets will be distributed to seniors through their campus post office boxes on the Wednesday prior to graduation. Additional guests are invited to view graduation on closed-circuit broadcast in the Kimball Hall, and Seelos Theater (Kimball Hall, first floor). Tickets are not required for admission to the Kimball or Seelos.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, information will be posted to this website. Please see the schedule of events for inclement weather information for specific events.

Accommodations/ Area Information

Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Guide
A list of hotels, motels and restaurants located in the greater Worcester area is available online at: http://www.holycross.edu/studentlife/worcester/hotels/purch

Please note: Dinner is not provided on campus on Thursday evening.

Accommodations on Campus

A limited number of double occupancy residence hall rooms are available on Thursday, May 22. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $50. Please note that these rooms are not air-conditioned. Each room shares a common bathroom, has two single beds and is supplied with linens and towels. Reservation deadline for rooms is April 22.  Online room reservations »

If you have reserved on-campus lodging, check-in begins on Thursday, May 22, in Hogan 109 at 11 a.m. and check-out by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 23.

Live, Closed-Circuit Coverage

Live, closed-circuit coverage (video and audio) of Commencement will be available in Kimball Hall and Seelos Theater. Tickets are not required for admission to Kimball Hall and Seelos Theater.

WCHC 88.1-FM

Beginning two hours prior to Commencement, Holy Cross’ student-run radio station, WCHC 88.1-FM, will provide live traffic and weather information and then offer live audio coverage of Commencement. Listen live here.

Animals/Pets at Commencement

For the safety and comfort of the animals and our guests, it is important that pets be left at home. With the exception of service animals, pets of any kind are not allowed on campus or at Commencement. Please do not leave your pet in your vehicle.

Campus Dining

On Thursday and Friday, the following campus locations will be open during the hours noted below.

Thursday

  • Cool Beans and Lobby Shop (1st floor of Hogan): 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Crossroads (ground level of Hogan): 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday

  • Cool Beans and Lobby Shop (1st floor of Hogan): 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.