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
This year marks the eighth annual campus-wide observance of Walk the Walk Week, a series of University, department and student-sponsored events designed to help us consider how we can take an active role in making Notre Dame more welcoming and inclusive. Events will take place across campus from Thursday, January 19 through Friday, January 27. All members of the campus community are invited to participate in one or more of the week’s offerings, including:
- A conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on Thursday, January 19
- A campus-wide service project (co-sponsored by Notre Dame Student Government and Campus Ministry) on Saturday, January 21
- The annual Walk the Walk Week Prayer Service, featuring reflections by the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, on Sunday, January 22.
For more information, please visit walkthewalk.nd.edu.
COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinic
The University will offer free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines to students on Thursday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stepan Center. Appointments are required. Register here.
The COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine is required of all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional, including students studying or performing research remotely and/or virtually – to enroll in classes for the 2023-24 academic year. Learn more here.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
TO BE A KID AGAIN, AGAIN!
Friday, January 20, 9 - 11 p.m., Dahnke Ballroom
To Be A Kid Again is back, and this time with even more nostalgia, including Super Smash Bros, Just Dance, Lite Brite, air brush t-shirts, snacks, prizes, and more.
FITNESS FREE WEEK
Tuesday, January 17 - Monday, January 23, Rockne Memorial, Smith Center
All RecSports fitness classes are free for participants with facility eligibility through next Monday. Classes open one week prior to the offering, and pre-registration is required via the RecRegister.nd.edu portal. Visit recsports.nd.edu/classes for more information.
FIT ACADEMY PERSONAL TRAINING
Interest forms due Thursday, January 26
Are you Interested in becoming a personal trainer and you're not sure where to start? Check out RecSports Fit Academy. Build your knowledge of exercise science and program development with an experienced instructor, get CPR certified, and receive a voucher for the certification exam. For more information and to submit your interest form, click here.
ULTIMATE FRISBEE, BASKETBALL, AND BOWLING INTRAMURAL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration for ultimate frisbee, basketball, and bowling is open through Wednesday, January 18, except bowling, which will close Wednesday, January 25. Learn how to register your team today at recsports.nd.edu.
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Monday January 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Duncan W106 OR Tuesday January 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Duncan W246
Love basketball and interested in getting involved on-campus? Become an official with RecSports. Attend our basketball officials clinic to begin your training and learn more about the sport. All experience levels are welcome. For questions, please email Mackenzie Rennie.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
INNSIGHTFUL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAM
Virtual, Sign up by Friday, February 3
This Spring, the UCC will once again offer the Innsightful, semester-long Emotional Wellness Program to interested students FREE of charge. The Innsightful program helps students learn skills to better manage their emotions and improve their well-being, and utilizes support groups, just-in-time content, and wellness coaches to provide the support and guidance students need to cope with on-going personal and school-related stress and anxiety.
Interested students can sign-up to participate directly on the Innsightful website using their Notre Dame email address and the coupon code “FreeNotreDame”. Innsightful will form small support groups based on the availability students provide at registration. Graduate and undergraduate students are placed in separate groups. For more information, please contact the UCC at 574-631-7336.
GROUP COUNSELING OPPORTUNITIES
Do you feel lonely and disconnected from others? Have you ever wondered how to create more fulfilling relationships? Are you curious about learning more about yourself and others? Need to learn better skills to manage stress, feelings, anxiety and depression? Group counseling is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how you relate to yourself and others. The support and feedback of fellow group members can be an invaluable way to cultivate deeper, more meaningful relationships. The connections made and the content discussed in group can also help lessen anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Some groups focus specifically on developing new skills to help you to better regulate your emotions, and manage stress, anxiety, and depression in healthier ways. Groups, support spaces, and workshops are forming now for the spring semester. Click here for more information.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
MCWELL: GET THINKING ABOUT WELL-BEING
Friday, January 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
As you make plans for the semester, don’t forget to plan for your well-being. Come see McWell at both dining halls this Friday to see what McWell has going on this semester and to think about how well-being will look for you this spring.
CAMPUS MINISTRY RETREATS
Retreats allow you to slow down, take a breath, reflect, and pray. This time allows you to develop new relationships and recognize God in all things that surround you. Consider attending a retreat this semester!
COMPASS SMALL GROUPS
Are you a first-year student looking to grow in your faith and in community? It's not too late to join Compass. First-year students of all faith traditions and walks of life are invited to join small groups to reflect, pray, and discern where God is moving in their lives. In addition to weekly small group meetings, Compass hosts monthly events that focus on spirituality, service, and community building. Register here to be connected to a small group or email Kate Broadbent for more information.
INFO SESSIONS FOR BECOMING CATHOLIC OR GETTING CONFIRMED
Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m. OR Sunday, January 22, 2 p.m., Room 330 Coleman-Morse Center
If you are discerning the possibility of becoming Catholic or getting confirmed at Notre Dame, join us for an info session this week. For more information, please email Brett Perkins
LGBTQ COMMUNITY SUPPORT MASS AND SOCIAL
Saturday, January 21, 5 p.m., Dillon Hall Chapel
Looking to be part of a community of support and connection? Please join Campus Ministry for an LGBTQ Mass this Saturday. Dinner and fellowship will immediately follow.. For more information, click here or email Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C.
MULTICULTURAL RETREAT TEAM APPLICATIONS - NOW OPEN
Are you interested in helping welcome and guide the next class of Notre Dame first-year students? Apply now to join the retreat teams for the Plunge, Latino First Year Retreat, and Asian First Year Retreat. These retreats will be held at the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. Applications are due Sunday, January 29 at 11:59 p.m. Please email Diana Salgado Huicochea with questions.