Our past inspires our future.

In 1841, equipped with an enduring vision (and courage), Father Edward Sorin set sail from France to the new world to establish Notre Dame and St. Edward’s universities. For more than 130 years, we’ve carried his passion for educating all who seek to realize their full potential, regardless of social standing, spiritual path or ability to pay. And along the way, we’ve changed a lot, too. See how far we’ve come and the mission we share.

    We share a common purpose.

    As international borders dissolve and technology and media explode daily, the mission of St. Edward’s and a Holy Cross education continue to transcend the times. The tectonic shifts and challenges of our world community require thoughtful minds, caring hearts and clarity of leadership. A St. Edward’s liberal arts education and its ability to instill the critical skills that weather life’s tests has never been more essential.