The Passport Program

“Education is our passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

— Malcolm X

Passport is an innovative, residential program designed to acclimate first-year students to the challenging academic life of the College of the Holy Cross. Each year Admissions and Academic Services invite selected in-coming students to participate in Passport. Students who accept our invitation to join Passport are expected to complete all three components of the program.

The program has three components:

  • Summer Passport - held for three weeks in August before classes begin
  • Fall Passport - meet regularly with the Passport Director and participate in academic workshops and the Mentor Program for ALANA, International and Passport students.
  • January Retreat - Two days before the start of the spring semester, students get away to reflect on the fall term and prepare for the challenges of the spring term.


Invitations for eligible students in the Class of 2019 were mailed in March, along with their Admissions decisions.