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 email@example.com.
Opening of the Academic Year Mass
Students are warmly invited to participate in today's Opening of the Academic Year Mass to ask for God’s blessing on our endeavors in the coming year. Due to the Heat Advisory in our area, the Mass has been moved to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and students are welcome to join either in person or virtually through the live stream at 5:30 p.m. Those on campus who will be joining virtually may walk to the Basilica to receive the Holy Eucharist on the front steps during the communion portion of the Mass.
Following Mass, food will be available to all students, regardless of meal plan, with food trucks on Library Lawn and in the dining halls.
All COVID-19 testing, including entry testing, surveillance testing, and symptomatic testing, is completed at the University Testing Center, located inside the Edmund P. Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center (Joyce Center).
Students who are unvaccinated and received an exemption from the vaccination requirement are required to report for weekly surveillance testing throughout the fall semester. For students, surveillance testing starts this week.
At this time, fully vaccinated individuals are not subject to weekly surveillance testing. However, should any member of the Notre Dame community be asked to present for surveillance testing, it is the individual’s responsibility to report as requested.
Students experiencing a high fever, difficulty breathing, or a loss of taste or smell should complete the Student Symptomatic Test Request Form. Students who are identified as close contacts by contact tracers will be contacted directly.
To learn more about on-campus dining options this fall, including hours of operation, available retail dining outlets, and the new food trucks near the LaFortune and Duncan Student Centers, click here.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
TWILIGHT NIGHT TRIVIA
Thursday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m., Legends
Team Edward? Team Jacob? Put your Twilight knowledge to the test. Join SAO this Thursday to prove you're a Twilight superfan! Prizes include gift cards, Notre Dame swag, and more for the top three winners of each round. Make sure to bring your phone to participate. Learn more here.
BEST OF DUNCAN
Thursday, Aug. 26, 9 p.m., Duncan Student Center
Spend this Thursday night at the Duncan Student Center. Starting at 9 p.m., students will have the chance to participate in different activities and win great prizes, including a TV, Notre Dame gear, and other college essentials!.
FLICK ON THE FIELD
Friday, Aug. 27, 9 p.m., Notre Dame Stadium
Co-sponsored by SAO, Student Government, and SUB, "Rudy" returns to the big screen for Flick on the Field. The movie begins at 9 p.m., but the fun starts at 6:30 on Library Lawn with free food trucks, live music, and lawn games. At 7:30, the stadium opens for Punt, Pass & Kick and a blanket giveaway. Bring your student ID and a blanket or towel to sit on, but remember, bags, food, and water bottles are not allowed inside the stadium. Afterward, swing by Library Lawn for Coke Floats and s'mores around the fire pits.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES NIGHT
Monday, Aug. 30, 7 - 10 p.m., Notre Dame Stadium Concourse
Join SAO to meet over 350 undergraduate student clubs and organizations and learn how to get involved at Notre Dame. This can't miss event is a great opportunity to find the right activities for you and to meet new people with similar interests.
LIBRARY LAWN RETURNS
SAO is excited to bring back Library Lawn for the fall semester! Library Lawn features fire pits, lawn games, live music and events Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October. To reserve Library Lawn for events, recognized student groups can submit a request through SAO360. University departments may email SAOres@nd.edu.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
HEALTH & WELL-BEING RESOURCE FAIR
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2 - 4 p.m., Fieldhouse Mall (outside LaFortune Student Center)
In partnership with Student Government, the Health & Well-Being Resource Fair aims to introduce students to well-being resources from several campus departments and student organizations.
McWell looks forward to welcoming students to its restorative spaces this fall. The Break Room, Living Room, and Fort are available for reservations here from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. As a reminder, McWell is located on the second floor of Saint Liam Hall. Follow us on instagram @McWellND for updates, as well as information about our programs and resources.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)
LGBTQ POC Dinner
Monday, Sept. 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center
Join MSPS and the Gender Relations Center (GRC) for the first LBGTQ POC Dinner of the academic year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 1.
FEED YOUR FAITH
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 - 9 p.m., South Quad
Join Campus Ministry and a variety of faith-based student groups for our annual Feed Your Faith event this Wednesday. The event is a chance for students to learn more about the many opportunities to grow in their faith on campus. There will be free food trucks and giveaways (until they're gone!).
BECOMING CATHOLIC AND GETTING CONFIRMED (OR SPONSORING SOMEONE WHO IS)
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. OR Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center First Floor Lounge
If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or getting confirmed at Notre Dame, join Campus Ministry for an informational session. For more information, or to get involved as a sponsor, please email Brett Perkins at email@example.com.
Multicultural Ministry is where students celebrate the intersection of their cultural identity with their spirituality. This ministry meets students where they are, celebrates culture, and provides catechetical experiences rooted in heritage. To get involved, contact Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., Interim Assistant Director of Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST YEAR RETREATS
First year students are invited to attend an upcoming retreat. Registration is still open for the following retreats: Black Student Ministry First Year Retreat (The Plunge), Sept. 3-4 and Latino First Year Retreat, Sept. 4-5.
MAGNIFICAT CHOIR AUDITIONS
The Magnificat Choir is currently holding auditions for sopranos and altos. The Magnificat Choir is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from various academic and faith backgrounds who serve as music ministers for the Saturday Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The choir strives to build upon the rich musical traditions of the Church, to uplift women’s voices, and to serve the community at the hands and feet of Christ. To set up an audition, contact Dr. Patrick Kronner at email@example.com.
FOLK CHOIR AUDITIONS
The Folk Choir is currently holding auditions for tenors and basses. The Notre Dame Folk Choir derives its name from its diverse repertoire: the choir sings music of the people, or folk, of the Church. The choir sings weekly at the 12 p.m. Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and for several other events throughout the year. Contact Dr. JJ Wright with questions or to arrange an audition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEED TO TALK
Are you looking for ways to grow in your spiritual life or deepen your relationship with Jesus? Would you like to talk about what's going on in your life or how you're navigating some of the challenging circumstances of our world? If you'd like to discuss important areas of your life, a lay Campus Minister or priest will be available every Monday - Thursday (beginning Monday, Aug. 30) from 5 to 7 p.m. in 113 Coleman-Morse (across from the marble ball) to listen, offer guidance, and share the wisdom and hope our faith provides. No appointment necessary, just drop in! Learn more here.
Center for Career Development
FALL CAREER FAIR WEEKS: VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON EVENTS
For 2021 fall recruiting, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development will offer "something for everyone" with a hybrid approach for both virtual and in-person events to provide employers multiple options to meet with students. To offer a more comfortable experience and eliminate barriers to engagement, attire for all events is business casual for both students and employers. Learn more about the Fall Career Fair Weeks here.
VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
Thursday, Sept. 9, 4 - 8 p.m., Handshake
Undergraduate and graduate students from all class years and academic colleges are invited to participate in our virtual career fair hosted on Handshake. Registration for the Virtual Fair will open the week of August 31.
IN-PERSON CAREER FAIR
Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14
This year’s in-person Fall Career Fair provides flexibility for students and employers to meet in both large traditional fair settings and at smaller events. It also gives students from all class years and academic majors a chance to meet with employers of all sizes across all industries promoting full-time employment, internships, and other career opportunities.
One-on-one appointments can be scheduled through Handshake or by calling 574-631-5200. Students have the option to conduct the appointment virtually or in-person. Virtual appointments will be conducted via Handshake and in-person appointments will take place in the Center for Career Development on the fifth floor of the Duncan Student Center.
VIRTUAL DROP-INS WITH A CAREER COUNSELOR
Monday - Thursday, 2 - 4 p.m., Online
These virtual, 15-minute sessions are designed for resume and cover letter reviews and questions that do not require a full appointment. Each meeting is conducted via Zoom and can be scheduled through the Handshake Events module. All students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about appointment options here.
LEARNING LABS AND WORKSHOPS
Small in-person group sessions focusing on specific topics are offered weekly throughout the year. Register for Learning Labs using the Handshake Events module.
FIRST YEAR DISCERNING YOUR CAREER GROUP APPOINTMENT
Small group (max 8 students) hands-on sessions are required for all first-year students before a one-on-one appointment with a discernment counselor can be made in the spring semester. First year students can register for this group appointment through the Handshake Appointment module.
Workshops focus on specific industries or topics and may involve guest speakers, employers, hands-on learning, discussions, or presentations on a given topic. Workshops also serve as an opportunity to network. Workshops may be conducted both virtually and in-person. Register using the Handshake Events module.
5th FLOOR ROOM USE FOR FALL SEMESTER
Please click here for information regarding availability and room booking procedures. The spaces on our floor will still be available for use in the following ways:
- In-person interviews with employers
- Virtual interviews
- Students requesting study rooms. Study rooms are available Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 to 10 p.m.)
As always, the Center for Career Development is here for you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com or call 675-631-5200.