Building a More Inclusive Campus

Author: Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.

Dear Students,

Happy New Year!

I hope this message finds you well after returning to campus following a restful Christmas break. I am thrilled to welcome you home as we kick off the next semester and look ahead to what I hope are much warmer days to come.

This week marks the start of our annual campus commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week

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Karen Kennedy appointed associate vice president for residential life

Author: Kate Morgan

Karen Kennedy, senior advisor in the Office of the Executive Vice President at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed associate vice president for residential life in the Division of Student Affairs, effective spring 2024.

In this role, Kennedy will oversee all established and emerging areas of the Office of Residential Life

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Attending to Your Wellness

Author: Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.

Dear Students,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break and found the time for rest and renewal. Whether you spent the break on campus or elsewhere, please know you and your loved ones were in my prayers.
As we near the end of the fall semester, I write to simply remind you about the importance of caring for yourselves and one another. I know very well that when life gets full it can be difficult to prioritize our physical and mental health, but it’s also at times like these when caring for our well-being is most essential.

If you are looking for support in this regard, I encourage you to start by assessing your current wellness needs using the Step Care Model

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Residential Life Master Plan Update

Author: Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.

Dear Undergraduate Students,

As you know, residential life continues to be one of the most distinctive components of a Notre Dame undergraduate education, with the hall communities creating the basis for many of your spiritual, social, service, and athletic experiences.

While the most important aspect of our residence hall communities continues to be the people who reside within them, the buildings themselves remain integral to supporting our students’ ability to experience personal growth and form valuable connections among one another. …

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