Student Affairs E-newsletter: June 29, 2020

Author: Kate Morgan

Virtual 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.  

This e-newsletter is an opportunity for both Division departments and other campus partners to share news and information with incoming students. When you return to campus you can expect these e-newsletters on a weekly basis, though not every department will be represented each week. For questions or concerns, please email

Stay Up to Date!

Interested in learning more? Click here to select the departments you'd like to hear from when you arrive on campus and you will be added to their e-newsletter distribution lists.

Survey Reminder

If you have not done so already, please complete this short, confidential survey from the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being by Wednesday, July 1 to help the University plan how to best support students in the fall.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Health and Wellness Resources

A multidisciplinary team of providers, patient advocates, and professional caregivers, University Health Services (UHS) is committed to providing and promoting services to meet the health care needs of Notre Dame students. All students, whether on campus or at home, can call UHS for a consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 574-631-7497.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers a broad range of services to all currently enrolled and degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Services include individual and group counseling, 24-hour crisis services, referrals to off-campus resources, and psycho-educational programming. All services are free of charge and confidential.

The UCC is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with all staff working remotely throughout the summer. Please call the UCC at (574) 631-7336, during business hours to access services. Students can also call the UCC helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week to reach a counselor at 574-631-TALK (8255).

The Center for Student Support and Care is dedicated to providing Notre Dame students with comprehensive, individualized care to ensure academic and social success both in and outside the classroom. Comprised of both the Care and Wellness Consultants and the Sara Bea Center for Student Accessibility Services, the primary goal of the Center is to serve as a resource and advocate for students with complex needs. In this capacity, the Center acts as a bridge between these students and the wider University, connecting them to campus resources and accommodations.

  • Our Care and Wellness Consultants handle referrals from faculty, staff, students, and parents about their loved ones who are struggling or distressed. Consultants can assist you in helping your Notre Dame friends connect with the resources and services they need to get through a difficult period in their lives.
  • Sara Bea Accessibility Services ensures every qualifying student has equal access to a Notre Dame education. Whether you need testing accommodations or auxiliary aids and services, Sara Bea Accessibility Services can help. If you need an accommodation for the Fall 2020 semester, please complete this form.

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell) offers tools, resources, and activities that support multiple dimensions of well-being including emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being. Through health promotion and a variety of programming opportunities, McWell embraces the University’s aspiration as a Holy Cross institution to educate the whole person and help students be the best version of themselves. Some examples of our initiatives include the Dreaming Domers sleep program, Koru mindfulness class, 1:1 private alcohol use conversations, our Well-Connected weekly newsletter of events, and more. Be sure to head to the McWell website for additional well-being resources and follow us @McWellND.

Staying active outside the classroom is important to your college experience. RecSports seeks to enhance the overall Notre Dame experience by providing recreational and educational opportunities for transformative lifestyles. Whether you’re interested in scaling the climbing wall in the Duncan Student Center or utilizing cardio equipment to stay active, you won’t want to miss the opportunities available through RecSports. Click here to learn more.

Interested in working with RecSports? RecSports employs over 300 students each year! Click here to learn more and to apply to work in RecSports this Fall.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is excited to welcome the Class of 2024! Click here to watch a video message.  

Campus Ministry is to the University what a parish is to a community. We hope to encourage students’ commitment to their faith, regardless of denomination, faith tradition, or level of education at the University. 

Regardless of your faith background, there are many ways to get involved with Campus Ministry even if you've never been involved before. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more!

Career Development

Career development is more than just finding a job after earning your degree.

Located on the 5th floor of the Duncan Student Center in the largest centralized career center in higher education, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development supports students in all stages of the career development process - starting your first year.

From discerning your interests and exploring industries to tailoring your resume and cover letter and preparing for interviews, we’re here for you!

Two things you can to do in July:

  1. Learn about the importance of major and career discernment
  2. Review the many resources offered in our comprehensive Career Development Guide

For more information, visit the Career Development for First Years page on our website.

Student Activities

The Student Activities Office (SAO) is excited to welcome the Class of 2024 to the University of Notre Dame! With over 500 clubs and organizations and many fun programs, we want to help you get involved. Visit our website to see a full list of clubs and organizations, and follow us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter to find out the latest updates on programs and events. We are excited to help you connect your interests with activities, people, and new passions! 

SAO also offers various student employment opportunities, such as event assistants, building managers, office workers, and more. Visit SAO Student Employment to apply.

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Committed to the University’s mission to prepare students to become change agents for social justice, Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) ensures access to opportunities and resources for historically underrepresented students to thrive at Notre Dame and beyond. Students are invited to join MSPS for the following virtual opportunities this summer:


Hosted by University of South Carolina Assistant Professor of African American History, Myisha Eatmon ‘12, this discussion will explore centuries old sentiments that fueled this summer’s racial movements. All members of the University community are invited to attend. Register for the Zoom event here


This informational session intends to give incoming Black students a better understanding of Notre Dame community dynamics and traditions. Students will have the opportunity to build community with one another and acquire skills for thriving in a predominantly white environment. The conversation will be facilitated by Carroll Hall rector Eric Styles, Lyons Hall rector Kayla August, and MSPS assistant director Yvette Rodriguez. All incoming Black students are invited to attend. Register for the Zoom event here

Graduate Student Life

Serving all Notre Dame graduate students, Grad Life strives to keep students connected to each other, resources, and the Notre Dame community. Connect with us on Facebook, our website, and on the ND mobile app (grad student persona). If you're not already getting our weekly newsletter, The Stream, be sure to opt-in by emailing

Additional Opportunities

If you’re interested in service, brotherhood, and growing in the Catholic faith, please consider joining the Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has been involved in the formation of Catholic men on campus for more than a century. The oldest and largest college council of the Knights of Columbus, we make sure to provide many opportunities for brother knights to grow closer to God and each other. To learn more, please complete this form.

Try out for the Notre Dame Women's Rowing Team!

  • No rowing experience necessary; we teach you how to row
  • Find your tribe; join a DI-Varsity Team
  • Sharpen your focus; our team averaged a 3.5 GPA last year
  • Learn a new athletic skill and stay fit 
  • Represent the ND monogram and compete across the country

Women interested in participating are invited to register here. Students may also email Coach Teresa Logemann or call 574-340-3156.

Students interested in learning resume-boosting IT skills while helping the ND community navigate the new world of dual-delivery instruction are encouraged to apply to be a Classroom Triage Specialist within the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Learn more and apply here.