multicultural-education

Back to the Hill: BSU Anniversary Celebration

This event will take place during Homecoming weekend, October 4-6, 2013.

October 4-6, 2013

Welcome to the "Back to the Hill" event, celebrating BSU’s 45th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of women at the College. We invite you to return to campus to meet and spend quality time reminiscing, reflecting, and reconnecting with classmates, friends, and members of the campus community

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For additional information contact:
Rose Caranci
Office of Multicultural Education
rcaranci@holycross.edu
(508) 793-2669.

About

This year the College of the Holy Cross is hosting a Homecoming event “Back to the Hill” October 4-6. The event will be celebrating BSU’s 45th Anniversary along with the 40th anniversary of women attending the college. Both pivotal events in Holy Cross history remind us of the visionary and courageous leadership of Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J.   Father Brooks, who became President of Holy Cross, believed that “everybody had the potential to be a leader.”  It’s what made him push to admit women to Holy Cross in fall 1972 in one of his first acts as president and extended the work he began in 1968 when he had personally set out to recruit black students (men) with full scholarships.   

Founded in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the BSU is committed to educating the Holy Cross community about the importance of heritage, the affirmation of identity and the legacy of achievement. Emphasizing the academic, cultural, social, and political development of its members, BSU aims to provide a support system for African American students and all members of the Holy Cross community by creating an environment that promotes leadership, embraces identity and encourages diversity.

The first class of women admitted in 1972 included a group of black women who faced many challenges during those early years.  Nine of those women persevered and became the first black women to graduate from Holy Cross. Back on the Hill, will prominently honor and acknowledge those fierce women who opened the doors for many others to follow.  

We hope that you will respond with great spirit and enthusiasm for the “Back to the Hill” Celebration.  We invite all alums, both from every class year to attend. It will be a great chance to reconnect with old friends and make new connections with current students. 

Holy Cross extends an open invitation for your continuous participation and support, which will enhance the growing relationships between all alumni, both young and experienced, and our alma mater.

Looking forward to seeing you October 4-6 for the “Back to the Hill” celebration!

Schedule

See registration site for full schedule of events 

Reunion begins on October 4 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning with check in and hospitality.  It will conclude on Sunday, October 6 at 1:15 p.m.  We hope that you will join us for the special opening luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

Hotel Information

The Beechwood Hotel

363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone (508) 754-5789
Toll-Free (800) 344-2589

From its unique circular structure and lush landscaped grounds to its dignified yet inviting décor, the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA offers its guests luxury boutique hotel lodging with spectacular visual delights both inside and out.
• Complimentary Executive Continental Breakfast
• Free incoming and outgoing faxes within the U.S.
• Free local and long distance phone calls within the U.S.
• Free printing from your laptop and palm organizer utilizing PrinterOn.com
• 24-Hour Room Service, Business Center, Fitness Room and Gift Shop
• Access to a nearby full – service Health Club

Parking
Complimentary on-site parking

High-speed Internet access
FREE WIFI throughout entire property

Rooms
King Bed $168.00
Queen $152.00
Jr. Suite $190.00
Jr. Suite $235.00
w.Fireplace

Method of Reservations
Reservations will be made directly with the Beechwood
REFERENCE: Holy Cross BSU 45th Celebration
Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.45%) in effect at the time of checkout.

Cut-off Date
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, September 11, 2013

 

Hilton Garden Inn Worcester

35 Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608
1-508-753-5700

• Located in the heart of downtown Worcester, Massachusetts
• Complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour Business Center
• Complimentary fitness center and indoor pool
• Great American Grill® and Pavilion Pantry®
• Enjoy a relaxing stay in a comfortable guest room with complimentary high-speed internet access and a 37-inch plasma screen TV.
• Sleep deep on our Sleep System Bed or get to work at the large work desk with ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller.
• Prepare a meal using the in-room microwave and refrigerator or simply relax and unwind with evening room service

Parking
Self parking: $9.95 (enclosed garage)
Valet: $14.95 (Seasonal)

Rooms
Single $116.00
Double: $116.00

Method of Reservation
Call hotel direct or toll free reservation number
REFERENCE: Holy Cross BSU 45th Celebration
Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.45%) in effect at the time of checkout.

Cut-off Date
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, September 11, 2013

 

Holiday Inn Express Auburn

10-12 Johnson St. 

Auburn, MA 01501 USA 

Phone: 1-508-832-2500 

Fax: 1-508-832-8151

The Holiday Inn Express is a Prime Location for Business and Leisure. With our easy on easy off access to 290, 395 and the Mass Pike, we are the perfect destination, offering all the comforts of home and the convenience of an office. Warm and friendly service welcomes each of our guests, along with just baked fresh cookies. A spacious, clean guestroom equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, flat screen TVs and a large desk for your business needs awaits you. Enjoy free WIFI, a 24 hour business center, an oversized Jacuzzi, workout room and a hearty hot and cold breakfast, including our signature cinnamon rolls to get your day started right. Stimulate your senses with sporting and musical events at the nearby Hanover Theater, DCU Center or Indian Ranch, golf at Leicester Country Club or Blackstone National, play tennis at Worcester Tennis Club, kayak at Indian Lake, swim at the Greendale YMCA, or shop and have coffee at the Blackstone Valley Shoppes. End the day with fresh seafood at A.J. Anthony’s or a large steak at Chuck’s Steakhouse, or many other delicacies at fantastic restaurants nearby. In essence, whether you are visiting Auburn for work or for pleasure, your travel will be greatly enhanced with a stay at Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Auburn, MA..

Parking
Complimentary on-site parking

High-speed Internet access
Public Areas: Wireless
Guest Rooms: Wireless
Meeting Rooms: Wireless

Registration
Guest room accommodations and room rates:
King - $119.00
Queen-Queen - $119.00

Method of Reservations

Reservations will be made directly with Holiday Inn Express at (508) 832-2500

REFERENCE: Holy Cross BSU 45th Celebration
Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.45%) in effect at the time of checkout.

Cut-off Date

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, September 13, 2013

 

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