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| Friday, August 17, 2018

Dear Holy Cross Saints,

It’s a pleasure for me to extend to all of you a giant welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year! This is the first time that I am writing this letter of welcome to Holy Cross students as members of the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross tri-campus community. This coalescence of three distinct academic institutions, possessing the foundational roots of the Holy Cross priests, sisters and brothers, provides an exciting and collaborative environment in which to experience the myriad intellectual, social, spiritual, athletic and cultural opportunities of this very unique zip code — 46556.

I would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to the newest members of the Holy Cross College community. During your time with us you will experience a unique academic community whose goal it is to provide you with an education of the mind and the heart that is transformative and distinctive. Your education will take place in a supportive community of Faith which ventures into a challenging and intensive interaction with an intellectual tradition that values a liberal education, a bold education that has as its goal the growth and development of scholars, citizens, leaders and disciples.

Your education at Holy Cross will extend beyond our zip code to the welcoming communities of South Bend, Mishawaka and the Michiana region. You should not ignore the many possibilities provided by our neighbors for our growth, development and fun.

Let me close by ensuring you of my prayers for those of you who are returning or beginning their educational journey and adventure at Holy Cross. I came to South Bend 51 years ago to attend the University of Notre Dame. I took classes to be a teacher at Saint Mary’s, was a professor and administrator at Notre Dame and now am president of Holy Cross. I hope you find your experience to be the same bold, demanding and exciting adventure that I have had over the years.

Sincerely in Holy Cross,

Fr. David  Tyson 

President Holy Cross College

Aug. 15

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