- 2015 Commencement Guide (PDF)
Last Night on The Hill Celebration
Preordered tickets will be placed in student mailboxes Senior Week. See details and ticket information »
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.
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 21, 2015. 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 2015. Online room reservations »
If you have reserved on-campus lodging, check-in begins on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Hogan 109 at 11 a.m. and check-out by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015.
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.
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.
Bag and Security Information
To ensure the safety of all guests at Commencement, all large bags and backpacks will be subject to inspection prior to entry to the stadium, or in the event of inclement weather, the Hart Center.
On Thursday and Friday, the following campus locations will be open during the hours noted below.
- 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.
- Cool Beans and Lobby Shop (1st floor of Hogan): 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.