Student Affairs E-newsletter: April 26, 2022

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

Residential Life

Residence halls will close for the spring semester on Friday, May 6 at 12 p.m. Prior to leaving campus, students must meet with a member of hall staff and complete a Room Check Out form in Home Under the Dome. Your rector will share additional information with you about how to sign up for your in-person check-out appointment. 

For information regarding accessing campus to move out of your hall, including staging lot information and dates, please review the guidelines regarding Campus Access for Move-Out. Please pay special attention to the Truck and Trailer Restrictions for the loading zones at your hall.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry choirs are currently holding auditions for the Fall 2022 semester. Contact the following directors to schedule an audition before the semester ends.


    Friday, May 13, 4 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
    Friday, May 13, 6 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
    The ensemble will be joined by harpist Keo Pangan and violinist Daniel Stein, and will highlight newly created sacred music by women composers. Donations will be accepted to support Our Lady of the Road in South Bend. 

Gender Relations Center (GRC)

Saturday, May 14, 10 - 10:45 a.m., LaFortune Ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
To honor the achievements of our LGBTQ and Ally graduating students, the GRC will host an LGBTQ Graduation Recognition Ceremony. A limited number of LGBTQ graduation stoles or a Notre Dame blanket are available as a gift to graduating students. Please RSVP by Monday, May 9. For questions, email Deborah Bineza

Ability to Add and/or Update Your Preferred First Name

Students now have the ability to add or update their preferred first name, which will also display in a number of applications including Gmail, Canvas, Class Roster, Gradebook, the ND Directory, and NOVO. Additional applications will be modified to display your preferred first name in the coming months. Please note, your legal name will continue to be used within applications that require it for compliance purposes.

To edit your preferred first name, visit the Personal Information application within InsideND or follow these simple steps. If you have any issues updating your preferred first name, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 574-631-8111 or email