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Fall Happenings on the Hill

November 11th, 2014 mtdesa18

Hi there, everyone!

I am sorry for the delay between updates, but I have been busy since I returned from Fall Break. Here are some highlights from the last three weeks on the Hill:


The weekend after Fall Break was Family Weekend, and my parents and twin brother came to visit Holy Cross. This visit was my family’s first visit during my time as a Holy Cross student, and I was finally able to show them my new home. After touring the Holy Cross campus, my family and I enjoyed the Fall Choir Concert, which featured several of my friends. Throughout the remainder of the weekend, we were entertained by other musical performances and treated to fall foods including one of my favorites, kettle corn.

Family Weekend festivities on the Hoval

Families enjoy Family Weekend festivities on the Hoval.


Although fall brought colder temperatures to Holy Cross, it also added vibrant fall color to campus and the surrounding New England landscape. The trees on Linden Lane turned stunning shades of red and yellow which glistened in the sunlight of late afternoon. Not to be outdone, the hills surrounding campus rolled towards the horizon in shades of yellow, red, and orange. However, my favorite fall sight proved to be the red ivy covering Dinand Library and Fenwick Hall.

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The Dinand ivy flutters in the soft fall breeze.

The Dinand ivy displays seasonal spirit.

Fall envelops O’Kane Hall and the trees beside Linden Lane.












Additionally, several dining locations and students organizations have had fall themed food (pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin muffins, and apple cider all made welcome appearances), making fall at Holy Cross as delicious as it is beautiful.

Fall Served Kimball Style: Apple Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Covered Apples, and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Fall served Kimball style: apple cranberry crisp, chocolate covered apples, and pumpkin spice cupcakes


The last few weeks have featured superlative performances by Holy Cross students in the aforementioned choir concert and the fall play, Cloud 9. Cloud 9 runs through this weekend, and anyone who happens to be in town (perhaps for the upcoming Open House) should plan to attend this riotously hilarious comedy. 

Thanks for reading, folks. Hopefully, you will hear from me again much sooner next time.

Until then, take care, everyone.


2 Responses to “Fall Happenings on the Hill”

  1. Malvery LaRue says:

    Campus seems utterly gorgeous, academics appear rigorous and the activities should leave little to crave. My only concerns involves social life.The friendships and relationships you are able to make during college are extremely important to me. I’ve heard its a “hook up” school due to academics which also makes friendships difficult. Regardless, for someone who has been debating on where to go for nearly two years, I can’t even express how helpful blogs like this are in making a choice. Thank you so much! 🙂

    • mtdesa18 says:

      Hi Malvery,
      I am so glad that this blog has helped you. Regarding friendships at Holy Cross, do not be afraid. I was very concerned about meeting people at college because I am a naturally reserved person. However, my interactions with other students at Holy Cross have been incredibly positive. Also, lasting friendships and relationships are common among the students here. I would encourage you to read my new post on the Escape Retreat to learn about one opportunity for meeting new friends at Holy Cross and let me know if you have any more questions. Once again, thank you for reading and commenting! Take care.

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