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Journey as a Saint

| Friday, August 23, 2019

Holy Cross class of 2023,

Your time has come to embark on a brand new journey to discover a more developed version of yourself. College is a place to try new things and explore the endless opportunities given to you. We hope to make you feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible while you are living within the Holy Cross community. We understand how daunting this can be for some students. However, it is our job to ensure that you have the most fun and exciting first year that you could possibly have.

Since college is a new experience for most of you, we would like to give you some insights into your new school and its surrounding community. Holy Cross students are given a very unique opportunity most colleges cannot offer. As we are a part of a tri-campus community with both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, Holy Cross students have the ability to take classes, join clubs, listen to lectures and attend sporting events at any of the three schools. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity in order for you to receive the full college experience. 

Another tip we would like to give to you is to get out of your comfort zone and embrace new adventures. You will not regret it. Doing so will allow you to discover new things about yourself and provides a way to make friends from all areas of the country and even the world.

Lastly, we encourage you all to push yourselves. Push yourself to succeed and grow whether it is academically, athletically, socially or spiritually. Set goals and work to achieve them. The next four years will lay the foundation for the rest of your life.

We wish you the best four years that you could possibly have at Holy Cross. Don’t stress. Have fun. Be safe. Be smart. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are all in this together. 



Best Wishes,

Ivan Martinez

student body president, Holy Cross



Rylee Horn

student body vice president, Holy Cross



Aug. 22

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