Student Affairs E-newsletter: April 11, 2023

Author: Kate Morgan

Support, Resources, and Programming

The Division of Student Affairs aspires to serve as a trusted resource, helping to connect students with information regarding health, development, faith, residential life, extracurricular interests, and future endeavors. For questions or concerns, please email

COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Update

Effective immediately, the University of Notre Dame will no longer require undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to receive the COVID‑19 bivalent booster vaccine as a condition of enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year. The decision to rescind the COVID‑19 bivalent booster vaccine requirement follows ongoing review of the latest medical information and input from various University stakeholders.

Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which continues to recommend the primary vaccine series and the most updated booster dose for people ages 12 years or older, the University strongly encourages all members of the campus community to receive a bivalent booster vaccine. 

The University of Notre Dame will continue to monitor the situation and will make updates and adjustments as necessary to safeguard the health and well-being of our campus and local community.

Student Activities Office (SAO)

Friday, April 14, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m., Library Lawn (Rain Location: Duncan Student Center)
It's the SAO annual Spring Festival, and everyone's invited to come outside and play! Compete with your friends on inflatables, find your way out of an Escape Room, or grab great food from a food truck. All prizes (yes, even a LEGO set) are back and better than ever! Be there or be square.

Saturday, April 15, 8:30 - 11 p.m., Library Lawn (Rain Location: Stepan Center)
WVFI will bring the annual Battle of the Bands to Library Lawn to showcase student bands and raise money for The Catholic Worker. 

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)

Shared walks will return the afternoon of Friday, April 21. Register by Sunday, April 16 to be randomly paired for a walk with another student to get to know them while enjoying the sights of our beautiful campus as the weather begins to turn. Suggested discussion topics will be provided. Sign up here