From the VP's Desk

Erin Hoffmann Harding
Vice President for Student Affairs

Writing the Next Chapter

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear New Students, 

Like generations who came before, you are embarking on a journey at the University of Notre Dame where you will have an opportunity to advance your knowledge, develop your leadership skills, deepen your faith, learn from others, and form lifelong friendships. Whether you are a first-year undergraduate, transfer, professional, or graduate student, we are delighted that you have chosen to join our community; and I extend a warm welcome to you as you begin this formative time in your life.…

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Residence Halls Announcement

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear Notre Dame Undergraduates,

I write today with an announcement about how we will be forming two new undergraduate residential communities in 2016-2017. Next fall, two new residence halls will open, supporting the University’s long-term priority to relieve overcrowding conditions in our current halls. These new facilities will also make it possible for us to significantly advance renovations of existing halls.

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A Letter to Notre Dame Students: Let's Keep Our Community Safe

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear Notre Dame students,

My heart sank when I learned of several reports of sexual assault last weekend. While I am encouraged that students are comfortable reporting, and I have great confidence in the support and response systems the University and our partners have in place, we will never be content until these incidents cease.

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A Letter to Notre Dame Students regarding Sexual Assault Prevention, Resources and Support

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear Notre Dame students,

Over the past few weeks, our University community has increased discussion about the ways we together attempt to prevent and respond to instances of sexual assault. While hundreds of community members attended film screenings, expert panels, or programming events for Sexual Violence Awareness month, this is a topic where we must all engage in conversation.…

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Inclusion Advisory Committees

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear Students,

I am writing today to make you aware of two advisory committees that have been formed to offer input on the climate of our campus with respect to inclusion, and to invite you to contact me or a member of the committee if you have an idea or concern that you believe either group should discuss.

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Details regarding Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Events

Author: Erin Hoffmann Harding

Dear Notre Dame students,

The passing of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., on Thursday evening at the age of 97 was a sad moment for so many in the Notre Dame family whose lives were touched and inspired by Father Ted. As the University now prepares to celebrate his extraordinary life, I write to provide you with details on how students can participate in next week’s events. 

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