On Friday, January 5, Holy Cross welcomed over 50 alumnae from the Class of 2017 for the annual Tartans Come Home Day program. The alumnae have just completed their first semester of college and returned to share their experiences with the current students. These graduates are attending colleges such as The Catholic University of America, James Madison University, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph's University, the College of William and Mary, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Notre Dame University, and Yale University.
The returning LOTAs spoke about their choices for college, selecting roommates, managing school work and free time, resolving issues on their own, and the college campus cultures. When asked how Holy Cross had prepared them academically, the alumnae gave resounding accolades to their high school education. Several alumnae noted how the course load at Holy Cross exceptionally prepared them for what college work was like. Several remarked that the strong writing skills they acquired at Holy Cross served them very well in college. The alumnae visited classrooms to speak to advisories of seniors and juniors. Tartans Come Home occurs annually and is coordinated by the College Counseling and Alumnae Affairs Offices.