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.
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 $4,000 stipend for 10 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 2022-2023 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, and Residential Life. Each office will accept applications through Sunday, March 20.
Learn more about each Senior Fellow role here.
Connecting with Fr. Gerry
This semester, Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., Vice President for Student Affairs, will provide the following informal opportunities for students to meet with him at their convenience.
Students, either individually or as a group, are invited to meet, connect, and share ideas with Fr. Gerry every other week near the fireplace on the first floor of Duncan Student Center. These fireside chats will be held during lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Simply stop by as your schedule allows on any of the following days:
- Tuesday, March 15
- Friday, April 1
- Monday, April 11
- Tuesday, April 26
STUDENT OFFICE HOURS
Students are also invited to meet with Fr. Gerry during student office hours from 9 to 10 a.m. in 316 Main Building every Thursday. Please either stop by to chat individually on a first-come, first-served basis or complete this form if you’d like to request another date and time.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL
Thursday, March 17, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m., Library Lawn
Calling all students to this year's St. Patrick's Day Festival! Join SAO this Thursday to enjoy food trucks, a corn hole tournament, potted succulents, entertainment, and much more. The first 75 students to check in will get a free St. Patrick's Day shirt! To sign up for the corn hole tournament, please click here.
PICKLEBALL SINGLES AND DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
Register through Wednesday, March 16
Paddles at the ready! Registration for pickleball opens this week. Click here for more information and to register.
Register through Wednesday, March 16
Bump, set, spike! Registration for volleyball opens this week. Click here for more information and to register.
Center for Career Development
CAREER CONVERSATIONS WITH TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF NOTRE DAME
Friday, March 25, 3 - 5 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center
All are invited to join the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development and the Office of the President for a panel discussion to celebrate and learn from inspiring female graduates. These distinguished alumnae will share stories, wisdom, and advice from their varied and accomplished careers, as part of the "Golden is Thy Fame" celebration, the 50th anniversary of the admission of undergraduate women at the University of Notre Dame. Register in advance here.
Moderated by undergraduate students, the panel discussion will take place next Friday. Immediately following, all are invited to enjoy appetizers and refreshments at a networking reception with the panelists.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
TELL MCWELL: MENTAL WELL-BEING FOCUS GROUPS
Contribute your voice to the conversation on student mental health and well-being by participating in a focus group with McWell as the office continues to research student needs. A meal will be provided to those who participate. Please indicate your interest and availability here and McWell will follow up.
MCWELL: LOOK FOR THE HELPERS
Sunday, March 20, 12 - 3 p.m., Duncan Student Center Lobby
Join the McWell GROW Peer Educators to celebrate International Day of Happiness by giving thanks to those who have gotten you through tough times. Come and reflect on the people you’re thankful for, make a small gift (various love languages considered), and reflect on how you have helped others!
University Counseling Center (UCC)
UCC WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT SPACES
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lonely? Need a space to discuss topics related to mental health and how to cope? This semester, try out any of the many workshops and support spaces offered by the UCC. For more information about workshops and support spaces, please click here.
Center for Student Support and Care
The Center for Student Support and Care offers workshops throughout the academic year to help students be their best selves in and outside of the classroom. For the spring semester, the Center offers two different workshops for students: Life Skills and A Mindful Approach to Study Practices. Please use the links to register.
SOLIDARITY AND PRAYER: RESPONDING TO WAR IN UKRAINE
Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Lounge
How do we exercise solidarity with the people of Ukraine? Do you feel called more deeply into prayer? Join Campus Ministry this Wednesday to reflect on these questions. Fr. Yury P. Avvakumov, Associate Professor in the History of Christianity, will share his background and connection to Ukraine, what is happening in this war, and our response as Catholics. Dr. Margie Pfeil, Associate Teaching Professor in the Theology Department and Center for Social Concerns, will reflect on the Catholic response to war from the perspective of Catholic Social Tradition. After taking time for questions, we will pray together for peace in Ukraine and throughout the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Theology Department and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
PAIRED EMMAUS WALKS
Take a journey this Lent with a fellow traveler, and engage in an intentional conversation about the life of faith that you walk. Students will be paired randomly with another student to share a bit about their relationship with God. After you have been assigned a partner, you will be asked to go for a 45 minute walk shaped by the scripture story, The Road to Emmaus. Sign up here. Pairings and instructions will be sent every Thursday.
BUSY STUDENT'S RETREAT
Saturday, March 19, 2 - 5 p.m. OR Friday, April 1, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Lounge
Life has been a bit of a mess these past couple of years. Take a moment to slow down and embrace the Lenten season for a few hours with Campus Ministry. Enter into prayer through talks, reflection, Lectio Divina, and the opportunity for Reconciliation. Snacks will be available. Please RSVP here.
DISCERNMENT COFFEE HOURS: DISCERNMENT OF ONE’S SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND TALENTS
Friday, March 18, 10 a.m., Coleman-Morse 301
What gifts did God give you? How are you called to serve Him? Join us to hear from Ben Wilson, Summer Service Learning Program Director with the Center for Social Concerns. Coffee, tea, and cocoa will be served. Email Becky Czarnecki with questions.
WAYS TO PRAY SERIES: IMAGINATIVE PRAYER
Friday, March 18, 3 p.m. in Coleman-Morse 102a
Join Campus Ministry every Friday throughout Lent to learn new ways to pray. Speakers from around campus will teach us about a new form of prayer and then lead us in that prayer experience. Come expand your spiritual life by trying something new this Lenten season.
This week we will try imaginative prayer led by Fr. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., rector of Siegfried Hall. We will encounter Christ using our imaginations to enter into a Scripture story. Email Becky Czarnecki with questions.
EXALT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Friday, March 18, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Baumer Hall Chapel of St. Martin de Porres
All are invited to gather for EXALT Adoration and Reconciliation. Fr. Robert Lisowski, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection on the sixth Constitution of Holy Cross, “Formation and Transformation,” followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus, and Reconciliation during our night of prayer and worship. Please fill out this form for future updates from EXALT.
NEED TO TALK?
How is your Lent going? Would it be helpful to talk through some ideas for entering into your faith more deeply? Is something else on your mind? Chat with a campus minister one-on-one:
- Monday, 12 - 2 p.m., W208 Duncan Student Center
- Monday through Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m., 113 Coleman-Morse Center - located in the middle of the first floor next to the fountain
You can also request another time through the online form. We are here for you!
LATE DEPARTURE HOUSING EXTENSIONS
On-campus graduating seniors are automatically granted a late departure for Monday, May 16 at 12 p.m. to participate in Commencement ceremonies. Undergraduate siblings or fiancé(e) of graduating students may request a late departure by Friday, April 1 to celebrate with their loved ones. Please review the Residential Life website for more information; late requests will not be considered.