5 Best Things About My First 5 Weeks at Holy Cross

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Griffin and I’m so excited to share my first-year experience with you all. I’m currently home for fall break (and really missing college) so I’m going to share the 5 best moments I’ve experienced at Holy Cross so far.

  1. Signing up for the ESCAPE retreat was one of the best decisions I made coming into my first year.  It’s a 24-hour retreat for first-year students at the new (and really nice!) Joyce Contemplative Center. It was a great opportunity to get off campus for a bit and meet a lot of cool new people, many of whom have become my best friends.
  2. Two weekends ago was the homecoming football game! I met up with one of my friends from Escape and her sister, who is an alum, at the tailgate and made a lot of friends at the game. We had a great time together, even though it was rainy and cold. In Worcester, you have to learn to have fun no matter what the weather is!
  3. Meeting Rodrigo Hasbún. One of the most interesting parts of my Holy Cross experience so far was reading a book in my English class and then having the opportunity to meet the author in person and ask him questions when he came to campus. It was a really neat experience that I had never had before!
  4. Nativity. My favorite part of the week is definitely when I go to my SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development) site at the Nativity School in Worcester. I love working with my student one-on-one each week and it is a great way to get my mind off all of the other things I have going on and focus on helping him!
  5. One of my most recent memories was my team’s first win in intramural soccer! (see picture below) We had suffered some tough losses before, but somehow we managed a win 4-3! As is custom, we celebrated with ice cream in Hogan right after! 


I hope you enjoyed this week’s post! Check back in soon for more updates when I’m back on the Hill!