Win the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package

With the dining hall, cafés and shops on campus, Holy Cross students can get all their essentials right here on Mount St. James. But sometimes students just want a taste of home. HCM’s fall intern, Claire McMahon ’16, polled 50 students around campus, asking them what would be in their ideal care package. Their replies ranged from laundry detergent to snack foods to cold, hard cash. Inspired by these answers, the team at HCM created what we have dubbed the “Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package.” The most popular items appear at right, but there were also a few unique requests that can only come from the comforts of home:

“Pictures of my dog”

“New York bagels”

“Printed pictures of my family (not via text!)”

“Homemade brownies”

Whatever the contents of the package, the students agreed that it’s nice to be thought of by loved ones from afar. And, as one student pointed out, “There is nothing better than getting the email that says you have a parcel!”  ■  

Attention Parents

Tell us why Holy Cross has been the right choice for your son or daughter and you could win them the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package. That’s right, the Holy Cross Magazine team had so much fun putting this together, we want to give it away to one lucky student in the spring semester. Send your comments to


So what's in this Ultimate Care Package? 

1 Hangers  Gillette Razor  Holy Cross Baseball Cap  Antibacterial wipes   Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups  Car air fresheners  Tissues   Nut snacks   iPhone charger   10  A trio of nail polishes   11  Pepperidge Farm cookies   12  M&Ms   13-17  Various protein and snack bars  18  Tylenol   19  Advil   20  Cough drops   21  Tums   22  Sour Patch Kids   23  Beef jerky   24  Holy Cross pillow   25  A handwritten note from home   26  Funfetti cake mix and frosting   27  Cheez-Its   28  Holy Cross pennant   29  Assorted lip balms 30  Kraft Easy Mac   31  Febreze   32  Keurig K-Cups   33  Frank’s Red Hot Sauce   34  Sriracha sauce   35  An assortment of fuzzy socks  36  Tide Pods   37  Holy Cross Go Crusaders foam sword   38  Soccer ball   39  Nutella-to-Go   40  An assortment of DVDs