Given the general lack of diversity at Holy Cross, it’s not surprising that most of the guys and girls are “cut from the same mold.” The campus, as a whole, is extremely preppy, and the majority of students seem to be from upper-middle-class backgrounds, so comparisons to catalogue models are particularly apt. The majority of guys and girls are good-looking in the clean-cut, preppy way. As at any school, people’s appearances vary, but for the most part, the average Holy Cross student is above average in terms of looks.
The hookup scene is an interesting story at Holy Cross. It is de?nitely not a dating school, and most people in serious relationships are dating their high school sweethearts. In most cases, Holy Cross dating seems to be something that happens by accident. Holy Cross is infamous for hooking up and the gossip that ensues from such acts. What passes for a casual relationship is repeated hooking up—hooking up with the same person on weekends, avoiding them all week, and not talking until next Friday’s party. However, serious relationships at Holy Cross are very serious and generally long term—most last years and not months. Interestingly, despite their unwillingness to commit in the undergraduate years, a high percentage of Holy Cross alumni marry other alums!