Through Montserrat, first-year students are introduced to life and learning at Holy Cross as soon as they arrive on campus.
Simply put, Montserrat "jump starts" your education of discovery at Holy Cross. You choose a yearlong small group seminar as one of your courses. Dozens of Montserrat seminars are offered, and are grouped into five thematic, interdisciplinary "clusters." You live in the same residence hall with other students in the same cluster, where there are many opportunities to continue the shared inquiry of your seminar through discussions and various organized activities. Each semester, a number of activities and events – common readings, lectures, trips, and more – bring the seminars in each cluster together.
All this – learning in a small group, getting to know your professor, making connections with classmates, sharing ideas and experiences – helps build your engagement in our community. Montserrat is designed to encourage passionate and reflective thinking, and fuel your enduring quest for intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth.
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