Admissions Fall Open House a Great Success
A record number of prospective students from as far away as Arizona and Florida traveled to our campus on Saturday, October 13, for the annual Fall Open House hosted by the Office of Admissions. The visitors, many of whom came with parents or friends, mingled informally with faculty and staff over a continental breakfast before being welcomed officially by Rev. Fr. Gregory Floor, Director of Admissions and a Holy Cross alumnus, who then introduced HCHC’s President, Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos. Fr. Christopher assured the prospective students that “we look at the whole person here. God wants you to do great things in your lives and we blend faith and learning here like no other school.”
After more welcoming remarks from Dr. Bruce Beck, interim Dean of Hellenic College, and Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, interim Dean of Holy Cross, audience members learned about the admissions process and financial aid before attending stimulating mini-classes offered by faculty of both schools. They were also given an overview of the impressive academic and athletic partnerships with larger topnotch schools that are opening whole new worlds of opportunity to HCHC students.
For many, the high point of the morning was time spent in Holy Cross Chapel–which fittingly occupies the highest point of the Holy Hill–listening to glorious Byzantine hymns chanted by current students and learning how campus life is enriched immeasurably by daily worship as a community. A lively panel on student life followed, as did student presentations about their life-changing internship experiences. After lunch, all of the visitors were warmly encouraged to stay on for HCHC’s annual Fall Fest, which offered fun for all ages.
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