Student Affairs E-newsletter: April 9, 2024

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

Campus Ministry

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Campus Ministry's Black Student Ministry will be hosting the second annual Gospel Mass. Join us in experiencing Mass with Fr. Robert Lisowski, C.S.C., preaching by Deacon Mel Tardy, and listening to music led by Voices of Faith. A reception will follow with soul food catered by AngLes. Email Diana Salgado Huicochea with any questions.

Thursday, April 11, 5 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center, Room 301
Campus Ministry Faith + Justice is growing rapidly and that means we need more student leaders next year. If you are somebody who is passionate about your faith and social justice, join us at the Faith + Justice Leadership Informational Session. Leadership options include service, advocacy, engagement, and immersions. Apply here.

Mondays, 9 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center Lounge
During Easter, Abide is hosting a "Breadstick Bracket." You will gain points for attending each week and participating in breadstick taste-testing. Complete your breadstick bracket after taste-testing them all. Earn the opportunity to win a lunch with Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., and three of your friends, enjoying small group worship and discussion. Join us for Abide: Catholic Community Nights. Email Meg Hunter-Kilmer with any questions.

Journey Mini-Retreat
Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park
Looking for something fun and meaningful to do during the weekend? Join Campus Ministry for a Journey mini-retreat. We invite you to spend a part of your day off campus with us to relax in nature and enjoy a hike, lunch, and fun at the dunes! You will have time to reflect on where you are spiritually and personally as an upperclassman at Notre Dame encountering big decisions, changes, and new opportunities. Juniors and Seniors of all faiths are welcome. Please register here by Tuesday, April 16. Email Cat LaPorte with any questions.

Student Health and Wellness

Notre Dame is committed to providing necessary support to survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. The following resources will honor confidentiality unless there is an imminent danger to the individual or others.
On-Campus Confidential Resources:
- University Counseling Center: Saint Liam Hall, Third Floor
- University Health Services: Saint Liam Hall, Second Floor
- Campus Ministry Vowed Religious: Coleman-Morse Center, Room 116
Off-Campus Confidential Resources:
- Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County: 533 North Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
- Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800.656.4673

For more information about confidential resources, click here.

We all get a cold (mental or physical) sometimes. It could be more serious (depression or flu) but it's still a bummer. Most of us try to force ourselves to push through it. Some of the symptoms of a mental health cold include:

- Wanting to stay in bed more than usual
- Feeling overwhelmed with small tasks
- Imagining never feeling better

Next time you feel down, take care of yourself like you would nurse a cold:
- Rest and hydrate
- Listen to your body's needs
- Let your heavy feelings flow through (and eventually) out of you

The Calm app is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Notre Dame offers students a free, premium subscription. To take advantage of this offer, sign up here.

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Geddess Hall Coffee House
Join McWell and Self-Healing Communities of Greater Michiana for dinner and discussion about how to nurture personal and community well-being. Register here by the end of the day, Tuesday, April 9.

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center, Room W240
In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, McWell is conducting a graduate student listening session as part of an environmental scan of campus culture, health, and well-being. This listening session will strategically inform the work of McWell and the Division so we can best support YOU! Participants will receive $10 in Domer Dollars. Register here to attend.

Friday, April 12, 3 - 4 p.m., St. Liam Hall, Room 307
We've decided to add one more listening session! In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, McWell is conducting an undergraduate listening session as part of an environmental scan of campus culture, health, and well-being. These listening sessions will strategically inform the work of McWell and the Division so we can best support YOU! Participants will receive $10 in Domer Dollars. Register here to attend.

Tuesday, April 9, 5 - 7 p.m., Duncan Student Center Lobby Tables
McWell's GROW Peer Educators is hosting a postcard pop-up today! Stop by our table to send a postcard to your friends, family, or loved ones back home as a way of maintaining authentic relationships. We provide the postage, you provide the message.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, Duncan Student Center, Room 106
Sign up for a free Wellness and Resilience workshop to learn how to build strong relationships; juggle the demands of student life; manage stress, change, and adversity; meet your academic goals; and launch your post-Notre Dame career. The weekend intensive training session will be held Friday, April 12 from 2 - 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 12 - 3 p.m.

University Health Services (UHS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder affecting the large intestine (colon) and is commonly characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. This condition affects 5 to 10 percent of individuals worldwide. It's a functional gastrointestinal disorder, meaning there is no structural abnormality that can be identified through standard medical tests. It is important for individuals experiencing symptoms suggestive of IBS to seek medical evaluation for proper diagnosis and management. While IBS is a chronic condition, many people can effectively manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives with appropriate treatment and support. For more information on IBS, click here.