holy cross is a founding member of the patriot league, an ncaa division 1 league. the patriot league is recognized for placing as much emphasis on academic and leadership success as athletic achievement, and has been celebrated in the media as a refreshing approach to collegiate varsity sports. as a varsity athlete at holy cross, you are given the tools to succeed in a demanding academic program, develop socially and spiritually, compete in high-level athletics, and graduate in four years. in fact, holy cross itself is renowned for its consistently high student-athlete graduation rates — among the best in the nation.
due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the college has shifted all learning to a remote model for the fall semester, with only a very limited number of students living on campus. the college plans to invite all students who wish to be on campus to return for the spring semester. more information