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.
Walk the Walk Week 2021: What's Your Next Step?
This week is Walk the Walk Week, a week-long series of events designed to help us consider how we - both individually and collectively - might take an active role in making Notre Dame a more welcoming and inclusive campus. Visit WTWW to learn more about the events of the week.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
SPLASH OF SPRING: CANVAS PAINTING
Friday, Feb. 26, 9 - 11 p.m., Virtual
Snow getting you down? Wishing for warmer weather? Register to pick up a paint kit from SAO and join us for a virtual paint night to bring a Splash of Spring into your week. Register to reserve your kit here.
MiNDbender - VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT
Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 - 11 p.m., Virtual
The aim of the game is simple: score as many points as possible before you run out of time! Teams will challenge themselves to trivia questions, riddles, visual puzzles, and more in a race against the clock to win the $100 prize. Come as a team (of no more than 4) or make new friends on a team once you arrive. Registration is limited, so sign up to reserve your spot here.
Center for Student Support and Care
The Center for Student Support and Care is dedicated to providing Notre Dame students with comprehensive, individualized care. Through consultation, advocacy, and resource promotion, the Center works on behalf of students to help them thrive at Notre Dame and beyond.
Comprised of the Care and Wellness Consultants and Sara Bea Accessibility Services, the primary goal of the Center is to support and advocate for students with a variety of needs. In this capacity, the Center acts as a bridge between students and the wider University community, ensuring students have access to resources and necessary accommodations. Learn more about the Center by visiting its new website here.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where students can feel free to explore a wide variety of concerns and issues.
All UCC services are accessed through Drop-In Hours. No appointment needed; simply call (574) 631-7336 to get started.
- Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: 1 - 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 - 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 9 a.m. - Noon
- Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WORKSHOP: BRING YOUR SUPPORT TO THE TABLE
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 - 8 p.m., Virtual
As a part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, tonight, the UCC will host a workshop to discuss disordered eating behaviors and the difficulties they may present during the COVID-19 pandemic. The space will serve as an open place to strategize, problem solve, and create a plan that works for you. Learn more and sign up here.
WEBINAR: IF EATING DISORDERS DON’T DISCRIMINATE, WHY IS RECOVERY SO HOMOGENEOUS?
Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 - 8 p.m., Virtual
This Thursday, the UCC will screen the free webinar, “If Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate, Why is the Recovery Community so Homogeneous?” Presented by Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH and Rebecca Eyre, LMHC, CEO of Project HEAL, the webinar will address the dominant eating disorder narrative and why it exists through topics of:
- The widespread damage that is caused by a narrow definition of who is affected by eating disorders.
- The true prevalence and patterns of eating disorders across demographics.
- Tangible steps for creating equity and parity in eating disorder treatment.
Sign up here.
WOMEN IN STEM CONVERSATION SPACES
Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) major? Do you identify as female? If so, this workshop is for you. Women in STEM tend to feel more pressures to succeed and provide evidence of their abilities/knowledge because they are women in male-dominated fields. This space is an opportunity for women in STEM to talk about challenges that their male counterparts do not face. This semester, we will have separate conversation spaces for undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduate Student Dates:
- Wednesday, March 3, 4- 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 7, 4 - 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Dates:
- Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4 - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 17, 4 - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 7, 4 - 5 p.m.
Both undergraduate and graduate students can learn more and sign up here.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
Tuesday, March 2
This is your permission slip to take a day off to rest and restore. Keep an eye out for opportunities to explore how to restore not just on your day off, but every day here.
Thursday, March 11 - Thursday, April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Virtual
Qualitative data collected from McWell surveys suggests that connecting virtually was the top way students built and maintained friendships throughout the Fall Semester. Starting Thursday, March 11 and continuing every Thursday through April 22, McWell will host a virtual Crochet Group. McWell will provide the materials, and all experience levels are welcome to participate - even if you've never touched a crochet hook before. Capacity is limited and we do ask you to commit to all six sessions. Register here.
Look for the McWell mobile giveaway cart on Fridays this spring for fun wellness kits. Next Friday we will hand out Card Kits to help you write a letter to a friend. Follow @McWellND for details.
Center for Career Development
SUMMER PLANS: TOOLS FOR FINDING A SUMMER EXPERIENCE
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4 - 5 p.m., Virtual
Explore creative ideas and the many resources offered by the Center for Career Development as you think about a summer experience that will build your skills and enhance your knowledge and marketability.
BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND ON LINKEDIN - FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND/OR ENERGY MINORS
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 - 7 p.m., Virtual
LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful tool for students, and yet most don't utilize it nearly enough to build their personal brands and strategically network and job search. This session will discuss ways to bolster your profile through storytelling and identify tips for how to make meaningful connections and identify job prospects with companies where you would like to work.
NETWORKING: NOT AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS!
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4 - 5 p.m., Virtual
One of the most important things a professional can do is cultivate and grow a strong network of advocates and mentors. Starting early in life will lend itself to a much more fruitful professional career. This session will explore the power of networking and building your social capital. We will talk about tips on how to identify and reach out to people, what to say, the cadence of communication, and the questions to ask.
CONSULTING CASE INTERVIEW WORKSHOP #2: NETWORKING
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Virtual
Consulting Connect presents a comprehensive series on the case interview. Join student leadership for this 8-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills.
DECADE OF DECISIONS
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 - 5 p.m., Virtual
Sponsored by Deloitte, get tips and advice on majors, careers, and life after Notre Dame.
CALIFORNIA REGIONAL PROGRAM OFFICE HOURS
Friday, Feb. 26, 12 - 1 p.m., Virtual
Linda Lynch, Manager of the California Regional Program, will hold office hours this Friday. The session is open to any student. Learn more about the California regional engagement process or ask any questions regarding networking, internships, jobs, Handshake postings, and more.
FOLK CHOIR RELEASES 40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
The Notre Dame Folk Choir is thrilled to announce the release of a 40th Anniversary album, They Tell Me of a Home. The album title, which comes from the hymn “Unclouded Day,” beautifully captures the Folk Choir’s mission to “tell of” the wholeness of our faith through music. Almost every week of the 2020 Fall Semester, all 60 members of the choir produced individual recordings of their voices, which were then compiled to produce the entire album. Listen to the first single now - the Folk Choir's reimagined version of the well-known and comforting hymn, “The Summons.” At the beginning of this Lenten season, let's contemplate together Jesus's question: “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?"
RCIA RITE OF SENDING/CALL TO CONTINUING CONVERSION
Sunday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. Mass, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Rite of Sending allows the community to bless and send RCIA participants to the Bishop who will bless them and call them to the Easter Sacraments. This celebration marks the second "yes" that this year's participants offer to the invitation of Jesus Christ and His Church to "come and see.” Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters preparing for these Sacraments.
What if love was not something to be attained but a journey to be discovered? The adventure that awaits has the capacity to transform everything. Join Campus Ministry as we create a non-judgmental and open space to encounter God’s invitation to courageously love.
All undergraduate students from Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary’s are invited to attend the Discover Retreat on either March 12-13 or March 26-27. Click here to learn more and to register.
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, each retreat is limited to 25 students. Physical distancing and mask wearing will be observed to provide a safe environment for all.
Does deciding and discerning always have to feel like an existential crisis? Do you feel like you are searching for only God knows what? Join Campus Ministry as we create a non-judgmental and open space to encounter the journey of becoming our most loving and authentic selves.
Juniors and Seniors from Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary’s are invited to attend the Becoming Retreat, April 9-10. Click here to learn more and to register.
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this retreat is limited to 25 students. Physical distancing and mask wearing will be observed to provide a safe environment for all.
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.
OSE STUDY BREAK
Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 204 and 205 LaFortune Student Center
Treat yourself to a study break! Stop by our office Wednesday through Friday to pick up a craft kit from the Office of Student Enrichment.
Family Resource Center (FRC)
LIVING LENT AS A FAMILY
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., Virtual
Parenting, married, and pregnant students are invited to join Mike and Megan Urbaniak as they witness "Living Lent as a Family." Please register here. If you have questions, please email Peggy Hnatusko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL READING MONTH AND READING CHALLENGE DRIVE-THRU
Parenting, married, and pregnant students are invited to help the FRC celebrate National Reading Month by signing up for the FRC's March 15-minute reading challenge and/or our drive-thru event this Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. Participants will receive snacks, a free Dr. Seuss book (under the age of 12), or gift card to purchase a book. Sign up by 5 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 24 here.
DIAPER AND BABY WIPE DRIVE-THRU
Friday, March 5, 12 - 5 p.m., Beichner Hall
Parenting and pregnant students are invited to stop by the FRC to pick up a package of free diapers and free baby wipes. To properly plan for this event, registration for free diapers will close at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Register here.
PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES
For a student facing a planned or unplanned pregnancy, the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues can seem overwhelming. In keeping with its mission as a Catholic University, Notre Dame is committed to life and to offering students resources that support life. Therefore, the University will make every effort to provide pregnant students with caring, non-judgmental, professional assistance and support. Assistance is also available for those affected by the pregnancy of someone close to them. For more information, please email Peggy Hnatusko, Pregnancy Support Specialist at email@example.com.
Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD)
SAFEBOUND SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE
Students who need to walk across campus at night have the option to use SafeBouND, a free safety escort service provided by the Notre Dame Police Department. SafeBouND is offered Sunday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. To request a ride, simply contact NDPD at 574-631-5555 or use the ND Mobile App. Click here for more information.
HERE For You
Submit a question related to the University's COVID-19 response using this form. Questions will be answered at future town hall events and in the weekly Instagram Q&A every Wednesday. All students are welcome to submit a question.
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.