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.
Throughout the academic year, the Division of Student Affairs will provide regular guidance and answers to student questions and concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These updates are based on feedback received from student inquiries to University Health Services (UHS) and conversations with members of Student Government.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the KN95 mask offers a high level of protection from virus transmission because it is well-fitted to one’s face and has multiple protective layers.
The University has acquired KN95 masks for complementary distribution throughout campus to Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff. Masks are available on a first-come, first-served basis during regular hours of operation at the following locations:
- University Testing Center at the Joyce Center
- University Health Services in St. Liam Hall
- Notre Dame Wellness Center
- Duncan Student Center Welcome Desk
- LaFortune Student Center Information Desk
- DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Standard disposable masks are also available at these locations.
Connecting with Fr. Gerry
This semester, Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., Vice President for Student Affairs, will provide the following informal opportunities for students to meet with him at their convenience.
Students, either individually or as a group, are invited to meet, connect, and share ideas with Fr. Gerry every other week near the fireplace on the first floor of Duncan Student Center. These fireside chats will be held during lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Simply stop by as your schedule allows on any of the following days:
- Tuesday, Feb. 15
- Thursday, March 3
- Tuesday, March 15
- Friday, April 1
- Monday, April 11
- Tuesday, April 26
STUDENT OFFICE HOURS
Students are also invited to meet with Fr. Gerry during student office hours from 9 to 10 a.m. in 316 Main Building every Thursday starting March 3. Please either stop by to chat individually on a first-come, first-served basis or complete this form if you’d like to request another date and time.
Inclusive Campus Student Survey
This week, all students were invited to participate in the administration of the third Inclusive Campus Student Survey, which serves as an opportunity for students to share feedback as we continue to strive to make Notre Dame a more inclusive campus where every individual feels a sense of belonging. Please follow the link in the email you received to complete the survey.
All students who submit a survey will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win one of four $25 gift cards to the Notre Dame Bookstore. Additionally, 200 students who submit a survey will be randomly selected to receive $5 in Domer Dollars.
The Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research is responsible for data management and reporting. Survey results will not be reported in a manner that could identify individuals. Consistent with Notre Dame’s prior administration of the survey, aggregated results will be shared with the university community later this spring.
Center for Student Support and Care
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 3 - 6 p.m., 228 Coleman-Morse Center
Students are invited to join the Center for Student Support and Care next Wednesday for an Open House in the Center’s new home located on the second floor of the Coleman-Morse Center. Come for the giveaways and a Notre Dame apparel raffle, and stay for the hot cocoa bar and cookies.
The Center for Student Support and Care offers workshops throughout the academic year to help students be their best selves in and outside of the classroom.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
TELL MCWELL: AN EXPLORATION OF STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
McWell has been hard at work collecting quantitative data on student well-being that has helped to establish trends and patterns over time. As a next step in learning more about student mental health needs, McWell will focus on digging deeper by listening to student feedback and collecting qualitative information through focus groups and reflection-based programming. If you are interested in participating in upcoming mental health focus groups, please complete this form by Wednesday, Feb. 16.
TIMELYCARE: FREE DINNER AND INFO SESSION
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
Join McWell for an information session about your free TimelyCare virtual health and well-being resource this Thursday. TimelyCare provides students with free, 24/7 virtual access to licensed providers for your medical and mental health needs. Start a visit anytime, from anywhere. Stop by for a quick presentation, get your questions answered, and enjoy a free meal!
REFLECT, CONNECT & GROW: HEALTH AND WELLNESS SCAVENGER HUNT!
From Monday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 25, follow @McWellND for a daily clue, activity, and reflection to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a daily prize like $20 in Domer Dollars or an instax camera. Individuals who participate in the hunt every day will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of $100 Domer Dollars. Halls with the highest percentage of participants will also win a treat for their hall!
Wellness Resources Through Calm
The relationships in our lives affect our mental well-being, and the way we connect with others around us has a big impact on our overall health.
This month, Calm invites you to mindfully explore the relationships in your life, whether you’re enjoying a new romantic relationship, figuring out a new dynamic with your parents, handling a difficult school relationship, or even strengthening your relationship with yourself.
Check out these relationship resources from Calm, Notre Dame’s mental wellness partner, to show up for yourself and others mindfully:
- Experience the power of compassion toward yourself and others with these meditations on Forgiveness.
- Build a stronger sense of self-trust and self-worth with the Relationship with Self Series.
Haven't activated your free Calm account yet? Sign up for a free, premium subscription using your netID by following these instructions.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
MIDWEST DUELING PIANOS
Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m., Legends
Midwest Dueling Pianos interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing, and laughing. You provide the direction of the show to performers by writing your favorite songs on request slips. The young, energetic, and exciting entertainers then perform your requests, while urging the audience to participate. Please note that this event is open to the entire Notre Dame campus community and JPW families. Visitors must wear a mask to this event, regardless of vaccination/booster status.
UPDATED RECSPORTS MASKING POLICY
Per University guidelines, masking is no longer required in RecSports facilities for those who are in compliance with the University’s vaccination requirement. Students and employees who have not provided the University with proof of vaccination, including those who have been granted an exemption, are expected to continue wearing masks.
TUESDAY POWER YOGA & POWER YOGA FLOW GOING FLEXIBLE
Tuesday Power Yoga and Power Yoga Flow with Steve are now offered on the Flexible Registration schedule in addition to the Semester Registration schedule! Click here for more information and to register.
CLIMBING & BOULDERING WALL FREE BELAY CLINIC
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center
RecSports’ belay clinics will teach you the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently. Clinics are limited to the first eight individuals to sign up. Click here for more information and to view a complete list of this semester’s belay clinics.
Gender Relations Center (GRC)
LGBTQ SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION: RACE AND INTERSECTIONALITY
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Dooley Room, 102 LaFortune Student Center
How does a person’s race and/or ethnicity intersect with one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity? In what ways does the interplay of these aspects of personhood impact a person’s experience at Notre Dame? Join our drop-in discussion group - a safe space, one of openness and acceptance - to break bread and talk with peers about common lived experiences. Lunch will be provided. Sign up here.
LGBTQ AND ALLY GRAD LUNCH
Thursday, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., McNeill Room, 116 LaFortune Student Center
Stop by for a free lunch and to meet other LGBTQ and Ally graduate and professional students! Hosted by the GRC and GlassND.
LATE DEPARTURE HOUSING EXTENSIONS
On-campus graduating seniors are automatically granted a late departure for Monday, May 16 at 12 p.m. to participate in Commencement ceremonies. Undergraduate siblings or fiancé(e) of graduating students may request a late departure by Friday, April 1 to celebrate with their loved ones. Please review the Residential Life website for more information; late requests will not be considered.
SYNOD AT NOTRE DAME
The word “synod,” which we have all seen and heard a lot about lately, means “meeting” in the context of “traveling together.” Modeled after the worldwide synod being conducted by Pope Francis, Campus Ministry will soon convene a synod at Notre Dame. As a part of the process, Campus Ministry will begin by listening closely and learning from as many students as possible as we navigate Notre Dame together. This spring, we hope to bring together 1,000 or more students in groups of 10-12 to talk with and listen to one another.
Whether you go to Mass every Sunday or once a year; consider yourself a practicing Catholic or a former member of the Church; or are capable of winning the "Catholic Teachings” category in Jeopardy!, we want to listen to you and learn how and where God fits into your life and what you want the Catholic Church and Notre Dame to know about you.
Click here to learn more about the synod on campus and sign up to participate in listening sessions.
DISCERNMENT COFFEE HOURS: DISCERNING DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS
Friday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., 301 Coleman-Morse Center
Do you have feelings for someone but you aren’t sure what to do? Are you dating and thinking about getting more serious? Join us as we discuss how to discern dating and relationships with Megan Urbaniak, Coordinator of Ministries at Campus Ministry. Coffee, tea, and cocoa will be served. Email Becky Czarnecki with questions.
FR. PETE AND FRIENDS
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 8 - 9 p.m., Legends
Join Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., for a chance to hang out and engage with some great speakers from the Notre Dame family. Who's first up? Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., will reflect on the following question: "Why does faith matter?" Mark your calendars now for future dates: March 30 and April 20. In addition to a great speaker, Campus Ministry will also offer free food. There's no need to sign up in advance. Simply swing by and be a part of history: the first ever Fr. Pete and Friends event.
SEEKING GOD’S PATH (SMALL GROUPS)
What is God’s will for you? Where might God be calling you? Are you looking for companions along your spiritual journey? Join Campus Ministry to pray, reflect, and chat about where God might be leading each of us.
- Men meet Mondays at 9 p.m. in 301 Coleman-Morse with Mike Urbaniak
- Women meet Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in 301 Coleman-Morse with Becky Czarnecki
Join anytime you are available, no prior attendance is necessary. Email Becky Czarnecki with questions.
NEED TO TALK
There are a lot of things happening in our lives right now. Whether you need a listening ear, a piece of advice, or a reminder of God's love, we have campus ministers ready for you. Stop by during the following times:
- Monday from 12 to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Duncan Student Center
- Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in 113 Coleman-Morse - located in the middle of the first floor next to the fountain
You can also request another time through the online form.
Center for Career Development
FEBRUARY ARE YOU CAREER READY? INTERACTIVE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Are you looking to take a more active role in your own career development process? The Are You Career Ready? Career Development Series is back with new sessions! Upon series completion, students will earn a certificate and can promote their accomplishments to employers on their Handshake profile. Register for all events on Handshake.
NETWORKING: NOT AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS (FIRST YEARS/SOPHOMORES)
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5 - 6 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center, Register here.
NETWORKING: NOT AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS (JUNIORS/SENIORS)
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5 - 6 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center, Register here.
Both sessions will explore the power of networking and building your social capital. This is meant to be an open discussion, so bring your networking questions with you.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES: SUMMER PLANS
Monday, Feb. 21, 5 - 6 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center
Seeking out a summer experience either in your hometown or elsewhere? This session will teach you strategies and resources to help you land that experience next summer. Register on Handshake.
SPRING CONSULTING WEEK
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 3:30 4:30 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center
Join Consulting Connect for this session designed to give you a better understanding of what consulting looks like for interns and full-time candidates, and what to expect from fall recruiting both on and off-campus. Register on Handshake.
FIRST-YEAR AND SOPHOMORE CONSULTING PANEL
Monday, Feb. 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Virtual
This panel discussion for our first-year and sophomore students will feature representatives from several consulting firms who will focus on the “what” of consulting. Panelists will also share the basics of consulting, definitions of commonly used jargon, and suggestions for entry into the industry. Register on Handshake.
CONSULTING MEET THE FIRMS
Monday, Feb. 21, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Virtual
Not quite sure if consulting is for you? Consulting Meet the Firms is an opportunity for undergraduate students to virtually meet and greet with various consulting firms that recruit at Notre Dame. Register on Handshake.
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL SERVICES ROLES FOR FRESHMEN
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 - 7 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center
Join us for a discussion about all aspects of the various roles in Financial Services, including investment banking, asset management, sales and trading, private wealth, corporate banking, private equity, and venture capital. Register on Handshake.