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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE for You
STUDENT TOWN HALL
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m., Virtual
In response to student requests for greater insight into decisions that affect the campus community, the first of a series of virtual town hall meetings took place last week. The second town hall will take place tonight and once again feature Vice President for Student Affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding and Vice President for Campus Safety and University Operations Mike Seamon. Watch tonight’s town hall here.
Students may submit questions for next Tuesday’s town hall by 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 here.
Students are encouraged to participate in a live Instagram Q&A every Wednesday. A question sticker will be posted to the Notre Dame Instagram story in the morning and staff will continue to respond to your questions all day.
Many of us are feeling anxious as we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. As a way to help students, faculty, and staff care for their emotional well-being, the University has partnered with Calm. The Calm app provides tools to help you relax, focus, and rest through guided sessions on sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Sign up for a free, premium subscription using your netID by following these instructions.
SPRING 2021 CRU HOTLINE HOURS
Students who have questions or concerns related to testing, the daily health check, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation, or any other University resources or protocols should call the CRU hotline at 574-634-HERE or email email@example.com. New hours for the Spring Semester are as follows:
- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST), Monday - Friday
- Closed on weekends and all holidays observed by the University
- Voicemail and email will be monitored "after hours"
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO UTILIZE RECSPORTS FACILITIES;
NEW NO-SHOW POLICY BEGINS FEB. 22
Beginning Monday, Feb.22, RecSports will offer new hours to help more students utilize RecSports facilities while still maintaining a safe environment for participants. Additionally, a new no-show policy will be enforced for any users who reserve a spot at a RecSports facility but do not check in and attend their reservation time. Click here to learn more.
YARD GAME OLYMPICS
Saturday, Feb. 20, 7 - 11 p.m., Loftus Sports Center
Grab your friends and stop by the Yard Game Olympics. RecSports will have Cornhole, Spikeball, Kan Jam, and Bocce Ball available for you to play at your leisure. If you compete in all four of the games, you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of your own yard game equipment. Learn more here.
REGISTER FOR RECSPORTS' FREE TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Want to test your table tennis skills? Make sure to register for RecSports’ Table Tennis Tournament through Wednesday, Feb. 17. Spots are limited. Click here for more information.
TAKE AN IN-PERSON FITNESS CLASS AT THE SMITH CENTER
Ready to get back in the rhythm of taking your favorite fitness classes in-person? Whether it’s Pilates, Pump it Up, or Power Yoga Flow, RecSports has you covered. Click here to learn more.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica every two hours beginning at 6 a.m. and concluding with Misa en Español at 8 p.m. Confessions will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Crypt.
Additional Masses will be offered in the evening at various locations around campus. Click here to view the complete schedule.
In an effort to distribute ashes in a safe and responsible manner during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See has asked that ashes be sprinkled on the crown of the head, rather than signed on the forehead. This ancient tradition is still quite common in many other countries for Ash Wednesday. It helps us remember the Gospel command to "not look gloomy like the hypocrites" for our "Father who sees what is hidden will repay you."
Visit CampusMinistry.nd.edu/lent for prayer opportunities happening throughout the season of Lent.
SPONSORS NEEDED FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
The Short Course process is in need of confirmed, practicing, faith-filled Catholics who are excited to share their Catholic faith with others who are thinking about becoming Catholic or getting Confirmed in the Church. There is a need for both undergraduate and graduate students to serve as sponsors. If you're interested in accompanying another as they grow in faith through this incredibly rewarding ministry, please complete our Sponsor Info Form, or reach out to Tim Purnell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Center for Career Development
SPRING SEMESTER CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4 - 8 p.m., Virtual
Meet with employers of all sizes across all industries promoting full-time employment, internship, and other career opportunities.
STUDENT-ATHLETE NETWORKING EVENT
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 8:10 - 9 p.m., Virtual
University of Notre Dame student-athletes of all class years and academic majors looking to connect with employers are invited to participate.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION NETWORKING EVENT
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6 - 7 p.m., Virtual
This networking event allows students to connect and build relationships with organizations that embrace and promote all aspects of diversity, including gender, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Visit our website to learn more about the Spring Semester Career Fair and other events during the week.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)
AN EVENING WITH JOY HARJO
Monday, Feb. 22, 7 - 8 p.m., Virtual
MSPS, NASAND, and the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience invite students to an online discussion with Joy Harjo, the 23rd United States Poet Laureate and the first Native American to hold the position. Register for the Zoom event here.
Office of Student Enrichment
FIGHTING IRISH SCHOLARS INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 - 8 p.m., Location TBD
Friday, March 26, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Location TBD
Current Fighting Irish Scholars and Office of Student Enrichment staff will be present at these in-person sessions to answer questions and provide you with information on the scholarship program. Topics will include mandatory programming, leadership opportunities, available resources, and qualifications for the scholarship. If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more, please email email@example.com. Click here to register.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
One of the biggest on-going challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is the impact it has had on our ability to be together and connect in the ways we were once accustomed. This can play a significant role in our emotional well-being. This February, McWell is focusing on this important well-being issue and invites you to keep an eye out for programming and messaging by following @McWellND for the latest news and events. Staff have also created the "Cultivating Connectedness in a Time of Distance" guide with activities to support and strengthen a sense of connectedness that students can download here. Additionally, utilizing the newly launched Calm app can support this area of well-being as well. Search for the series titled, "Loving Kindness," "Relationship with Others," or "Relationship with Self" to take advantage of the benefits of guided meditation in bolstering a sense of connectedness.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NURTURING A LONELY HEART
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 - 9 p.m., North Quad
Loneliness affects all of us, and this time of social distancing has made connection and belonging harder than ever. How does loneliness feel for you? Come explore what resources or inner strengths can help us understand our loneliness and combat the physical and psychological effects of being socially and emotionally isolated, even while we are together. This week we will:
- Work through some of these difficult questions together.
- Investigate what inner strengths could make things feel better for us, even if we can’t change the world around us.
- Learn strategies to activate these strengths in our minds and wire them into our brains.
Family Resource Center (FRC)
MAKE A FRIEND DAY
Saturday, Feb, 20, 10 - 11 a.m. and 8 - 9 p.m., Virtual
Notre Dame’s pregnant, married, and parenting students are invited to join the FRC for an hour-long friendship-making opportunity to meet other FRC members and celebrate National Make a Friend Day.
There will be time slots at 10 a.m. (where children are welcome) and 8 p.m. (where we ask only adults to join). Participants over the age of 18 who stay for the entire event will receive $10 in Domer Dollars credited to their student account to spend on coffee with their new friend. To properly plan this event, registration will close at 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. Register at frc.nd.edu/calendars
VIRTUAL WELCOME DESK HOURS
Monday - Friday, 10 - 11 a.m.
The FRC Welcome Desk is here to provide support and resources to Notre Dame’s parenting, married, and pregnant students. If you can’t stop by Beichner Hall in person, we offer daily Virtual Welcome Desk Hours. For more information, please visit frc.nd.edu/calendars
The FRC was established in August 2018 to provide support and programs to parenting, married and/or pregnant students, their spouses, and student-families. In July 2020, the FRC moved into Beichner Hall, which serves as the “village well” for this student population. Beichner Hall is a welcoming drop-in space that serves as a hub for these students and their families to engage and connect. The FRC at Beichner Hall has a lounge, gathering area, meeting room, and playroom available for your use.
- Click here to reserve time in our Playroom (limit of one family per time slot)
- Click here for a list of our hours.
- Click here to join the FRC at Beichner Hall