Our names are Gracie Dolan (Stowe, Vermont) and Grace Driscoll (Minneapolis, Minnesota), and we are freshman at the College of the Holy Cross, Class of 2024. We are so excited to have you follow our blog about our first-year experiences on and off the hill during these unique times. As part of our first official blog post, we would like to briefly introduce our friendship and how we are currently adapting to current situations.
We both grew up in Stowe, Vermont, but unfortunately, Grace moved away in middle school. During those years apart, we were lucky enough to be able to maintain our close friendship. To our surprise, we both fell in love with and decided to apply Early Decision to Holy Cross.
Initially, we did not plan on rooming together, with hopes of making new friends. However, after it was announced that this semester would be remote, our families decided to move us to Boston together for two and a half months. By doing this, we could obtain the independent feeling of being at college and being away from home while also gaining a new experience.
We are both really excited to be a part of the Holy Cross community as we start to join new clubs and explore our interests. Both of us have joined different clubs like SPUD and the Purple Key Society as well as looked into other organizations like Ski Team and ROTC. Though Holy Cross encourages all freshmen to apply undecided, we both have prospective areas of study we hope to pursue. Gracie Dolan is interested in a Psychology major and an Education minor with hopes to take part in the Teacher-Education program. Grace Driscoll is interested in studying International Studies on the Pre-Business track.
We hope you follow us along on our exciting journey! Please reach out with any questions or comments, we would be happy to help any prospective student make their decision to join us on the hill!