Student Affairs E-newsletter: Feb. 7, 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


Sunday, February 12 - Saturday, February 18, RecSports Group Fitness Studios
Be our valentine! Your favorite RecSports Group Fitness classes will be Valentine's Day themed starting Monday, February 12. For featured participating classes, check out @ndrecsports on Instagram. An active Group Fitness pass is required to register.

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.

Campus Ministry

Wednesday, February 8, 7:15 p.m., Coleman-Morse First-floor Lounge
All are welcome to join Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., as he discusses his work over the last four years at the US/Mexico border in McAllen,Texas. 

Beginning Tuesday, February 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Our first 5-week grief group of the semester will begin next Tuesday. This is a chance to walk with peers on your journey of grief and explore different dynamics of grief that you might be navigating. Please sign up here or email Mike Urbaniak for more information.  

Tuesdays, 8 - 9 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center, Room 301
Join Campus Ministry's Black Student Ministry for a weekly book study, "Adulting for Christians." Together, we will discuss the responsibilities of "adulting" as Christians and look at Bible passages to help inform these decisions. No outside reading is required; all reading will be done in session. Join us for fun and honest conversations as well as great snacks you don't see elsewhere on campus.

Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, Moreau Seminary (walking distance from campus)
Give yourself permission to simply be still. To listen. To be. By attending a silent retreat, you will allow yourself time to focus on your relationship with God. Each retreatant is paired with an experienced spiritual director who will serve as a spiritual companion throughout the weekend. Click here to learn more, and be sure to register by Friday, March 10.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30 p.m, Coleman-Morse Center, Room 113 (across from the marble ball)
Want to talk to someone who can relate or who might have gone through something similar? Maybe it is stress around classes, navigating your faith, or friend drama. Drop by Peer Need to Talk to chat with a trained student minister.

Office of Student Enrichment

Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m., Haggar Hall, Room 117
There are many challenges Notre Dame students face on campus. This Wednesday, we will discuss some of these challenges at our Tricky Topics event. Please join us to learn more about identifying these obstacles and the resources provided by the University to help improve your everyday life. RSVP here.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Wednesdays, 3 - 4 p.m., Hesburgh Library, Room 123
Let’s Talk is a free and confidential program designed to serve the needs of students through brief, 15 to 20-minute consultations that occur outside the UCC in an easily accessible location on campus. At these consultations, the Let's Talk consultant is available to offer support, solutions, and resources for any student with concerns related to stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting to college life, academic concerns, family problems, and relationship concerns. Let’s Talk is best suited for students who are:

  • Unsure about counseling and are trying to figure out what it is like to talk with a counselor
  • Not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor on a specific issue
  • Interested in talking to someone about a specific problem
  • Concerned about a friend and would like a counselor’s perspective on what to do

Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Liam Hall Third Floor Conference Room
All Black students are invited to join UCC counselors Caprice Mottley and Tiffany Russell to explore mental health through the Black experience.

Student Health and Wellness

The Penn Resilience Program at Notre Dame (PRP@ND) is being offered for the first time to the entire Notre Dame campus this spring. PRP@ND is an evidence-based training program that has been demonstrated to build resilience, well-being, and optimism. Click here for more information and to register.

Upcoming Weekly Session Training: 

  • Session 1: Friday, February 17, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Sessions 2 - 5 : Friday, February 24, Friday, March 3, Friday, March 24, and Friday, March 31, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Weekend Session Training:

  • Friday, February 10, 3 - 6 p.m. (includes dinner to go)
  • Saturday, February 11, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 12, 1 - 4 p.m. 

You must attend each of the training sessions you choose for the best training experience.

Family Resource Center (FRC)

Tuesday, February 7, 7 - 8 p.m., Virtual
The FRC’s Zoom Chat Series for married and parenting students begins tonight. Because, after all, sometimes you just need to talk with other adults and/or parents, right? This week’s topic is tips on budget-friendly spending. Please register at   

Wednesday, February 8, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Stepan Center
Let’s get out and move to beat those winter blues. Parenting and married students and their families are invited to playtime@stepan. The building is open for recreational play to help children get their wiggles out. For more information, please email

Thursday, February 9, 7 - 9 p.m., Beichner Hall
Married, parenting, and pregnant students are invited to an adult game night. On the first and third Thursdays of the month we play board games, and on the second and fourth Thursdays we host trivia contests. This week is trivia, and light refreshments will be served. Please register at   

Monday, February 13, 2 - 4 p.m., Innovation Garage, Duncan Student Center
Join Graduate Student Life and the FRC for our Palentine's Day celebration. Celebrate friendship and the gratitude we have for each other by making Valentine's for your favorite labmate, gym partner, study buddy, or whoever brings you joy. Supplies and resources to craft your own Gratitude Journal will also be available so you can celebrate what's important to you each and every day. Valentine's treats and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Sexual Conduct and Campus Climate Questionnaire

Yesterday, the University began administering the sixth Sexual Conduct and Campus Climate Questionnaire to assess the knowledge, perceptions, and experience of Notre Dame students in relation to sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and other conduct that creates a sexually hostile environment.

All students are invited and encouraged to complete the questionnaire to help the Notre Dame community better understand incidents of sexual misconduct and respond more effectively if and when they occur. To protect your privacy, please use the link sent to you in the email you received yesterday, February 6, 2023. All responses are strictly confidential. 

All students who complete the survey will be included in a drawing to win an Amazon Echo Dot, a Boom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, or a $50 Visa gift card. Inclusion in the drawing will not compromise the confidentiality of your survey responses.