Student Affairs E-newsletter: Feb. 21, 2023

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

Tonight, Tuesday, February 21, 6 - 8 p.m., South Dining Hall
Join Campus Ministry and Multicultural Student Programs and Services for a Mardi Gras celebration! Gather your friends for dinner, enjoy a New Orleans style brass band, and the King Cake giveaway!

Tomorrow, February 22, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Students are invited to attend Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart or in their residence halls to receive ashes. A special student Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica at 9 p.m. 

Basilica Schedule:

  • 8 a.m. Mass
  • 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Confessions 
  • 11:30 a.m. Mass
  • 5:15 p.m. Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. Misa en Español
  • 9 p.m. Student Mass

Residence Halls: 

Check with your residence hall community for the Ash Wednesday schedule.

Visit to learn more about the many one-time and ongoing opportunities available throughout the season of Lent.

Listen here at midnight
Recorded by the Notre Dame Folk Choir in Jerusalem during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, The Passion invites listeners to follow in Jesus’s footsteps from Galilee to Golgotha. The 40-track album, produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter and three-time Grammy-award winning producer Joe Henry, immerses listeners in the experience of Jesus’s disciples on Holy Saturday. 

Thursday, February 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
A collaborative effort between the University Counseling Center and Campus Ministry, Grief Dinner Parties are an opportunity to come together with other young people who get it, as they have experienced meaningful loss in their life and are on the journey of grieving. Please RSVP or email either Jordan Jonson (UCC) or Mike Urbaniak (Campus Ministry) for more information.

Mondays, February 27, March 6, 20, and 27, 9 - 10 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center first-floor lounge
Join Campus Ministry for Catholic Fellowship Nights on Mondays throughout Lent. These nights offer students the opportunity to forge friendships in faith and grow together through praise and worship, a witness talk, small group discussions, and fellowship. Whether you're looking to find community or have doubts about your faith, we hope you will join us (and invite a friend) for one or all four nights.

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)

McWell challenges you to go 40 Days Alcohol Free beginning tomorrow, February 22. Sign up here for the challenge and receive one to two texts each week for the next six weeks to learn more about the benefits of going alcohol free, announcements about events, reflection questions, and more. Regardless of whether you regularly practice fasting during Lent, this is an ideal opportunity to check in on your relationship with alcohol and its impact on your well-being in mind, body, and spirit. 


Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., RecSports Climbing and Bouldering Wall
Whether you're a beginning climber or an experienced bouldering wall champion, we want to see you at the first RecSports Gravity Fest on Sunday, February 26! Check out some brand new routes, solve challenging bouldering puzzles, and come cheer on your friends. Registration is $20 and includes the competition entry fee and a commemorative T-shirt. For more information, please click here.

Senior Fellows Program

The Senior Fellows program is an opportunity for seniors who live on campus to serve in leadership roles that focus on specific University priorities. Students who serve as Fellows will receive an annual minimum $4,500 stipend for 8 hours of work each week and have the opportunity to be mentored and developed as leaders across a variety of specific content areas. The program is open to all rising seniors living on campus for the duration of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Senior Fellow roles are available through the Family Resource Center, the Gender Relations Center, greeNDot, the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Notre Dame International, the Office of Student Enrichment, Residential Life, and the Transformational Leaders Program. Applications will be available on Monday, March 1 and are due on Monday, March 20. Learn more about each Senior Fellow role here.