College of the Holy Cross 2021-2022 Catalog

About this Catalog

The College Catalog is a document of record issued in September 2021. The Catalog contains current information regarding the College calendar, admissions, degree requirements, fees, regulations and course offerings. It is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon, as a statement of the College’s contractual undertakings.

The College reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its program, calendar or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled courses and other academic activities, and requiring or affording alternatives for scheduled courses or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

Important Note Regarding On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, we are living in uncertain and difficult times. The College holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Having said that, none of us can guarantee what course the COVID-19 pandemic will take, and none of us – including the College – can guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. This is simply not feasible.

Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at the College is a shared responsibility. Consistent with the principle of men and women for others, every member of our community must do their part. This means adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhering to those measures that the College deems safe and appropriate for its campus as published on its website including at

The College is committed to the goals of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for all of its community members. However, in complete transparency, each community member should understand that there is a risk of contraction of COVID-19 on College property and by participating in its programs, events and activities. The College certainly do not wish this on anyone, and we are taking recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but the College cannot categorically guarantee this will not happen. By coming onto campus, each person should understand that this is possible.

By coming to campus or participating in any College program, event or activity, each community member acknowledges and agrees to comply with all applicable governmental orders and requirements, all national, state, and local health guidance, and all policies, requirements and instructions regarding COVID-19 during the continuation of the pandemic until notified by the College. The College may update and change the policies, requirements and instructions from time to time in its sole discretion.  These policies, requirements and conditions control over the language contained in any other pre-existing policy or statement of the College. Each community member coming to campus is responsible for checking the College’s website (including, but not limited to, each day for updated information. Any failure to comply with governmental orders or guidance, or College policies, requirements and conditions or instructions of College officials may endanger others and, as a result, may result such person being required to leave campus and/or restricted from particular areas and subject to other disciplinary measures, up to possible dismissal from the College.

The College may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its educational services and activities, working and living environment, offerings, events, services, activities, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever the College deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, as determined by the College in its sole discretion.  This includes, but is not limited to, changes to modes or methods of delivery, modifying, suspending, cancelling or rescheduling any or all activities, services, and events, whether on or off campus, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified community standards, policies, procedures or rules intended for the protection of health and safety, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

If you have any questions or for more information please contact the Office of College Marketing and Communications:

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Information in the College of the Holy Cross 2020-2021 Catalog, Volume 104, was accurate and current as of the publication date, September 2020.