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.
COVID-19 Memorial Observance
Join Campus Ministry and the Notre Dame community for a memorial observance to honor the more than 2.5 million lives lost to COVID-19 worldwide.
The campus observance will begin this Wednesday, March 3, with a tolling of the Basilica bells at 5:45 p.m. and continue with a brief prayer service led by Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., at 6 p.m. near the statue of Fr. Sorin on the Main Quad. Following the service, students, faculty, and staff are invited to take a candle and return it to the Grotto in thoughtful, prayerful remembrance of the lives lost throughout the global pandemic.
Grotto candles accompanied by small flags will remain on sidewalks on the east end of South Quad for Notre Dame community members to return to the Grotto at their convenience through 5 p.m. Friday, March 5. If the candles have already been taken from the Quad, students, faculty, and staff are still invited to take a short walk of remembrance to the Grotto to light a candle and pray for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
All are invited to participate in this prayerful tribute to those, both known and unknown, who have perished from COVID-19 since the novel coronavirus claimed its first life last year.
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 $3,000 stipend for 8 to 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 2021-2022 academic year.
Senior Fellow roles are available through the Gender Relations Center, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the Office of Student Enrichment, Residential Life, the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Notre Dame International, and greeNDot. Learn more about each Senior Fellow role here.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
SWEET FRIDAY FOOD TRUCKS
Friday, March 5, 9 - 11 p.m., Fieldhouse Mall, South Quad
Bring your friends and enjoy some time outdoors at one of our dessert food trucks stationed on Fieldhouse Mall and South Quad.
HARRY POTTER NIGHT IN THE STADIUM
Saturday, March 6, 8 p.m. (Gate E opens at 7:30 p.m.), Notre Dame Stadium
Go back to where it all started with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Come in your favorite Harry Potter gear, bring a blanket (we'll also have some available for borrowing), and warm up with Hot Butterbeer served on your way in!
Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)
Friday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center Patio
Register here for Disney trivia with MSPS and SAO this Friday night.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
MINI-BREAK: EXPLORE WAYS TO RESTORE
Consider this your permission to take a break today. While there are no classes or programs, campus partners across the University have set up a wide variety of activities, resources, and suggestions to support you. While it might seem counterintuitive, rest (beyond just sleep) from work and goal-oriented tasks actually makes us more productive, efficient, and creative and allows our brain "down time" to process, absorb, problem solve, wander, and more. We hope today you put away your work and take the type of break that works for you. Visit our website for more information about useful resources and activities you can incoporate into your life not just today, but every day. Wishing you much rest and restoration!
This Wednesday, join McWell on North Quad for Wellness Wednesday. Stop by between 7 and 9 p.m. to learn more about the Calm app, check out our breathing guide, and find other mindfulness resources.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
A variety of UCC groups are open to Notre Dame students this semester. View a list of spring groups here.
If you are interested in joining a group and are new to the UCC, call (574) 631-7336 for more information on getting connected to our services. If you are a current client at the UCC, please talk to your counselor about a referral.
UCC Workshops are conversation spaces designed to better connect students to a topic that is important to them. View a full list of ongoing workshops here. Sign up is required in order to receive the Zoom link for each workshop.
VIRTUAL OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR
Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Virtual
Students discerning housing options, including seniors and graduate students, are invited to participate in the Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair. Students will be able to live chat in Zoom rooms with University resources and local property managers regarding their housing options for the fall. To pre-register and visit the fair, visit offcampus.nd.edu. This newly redesigned website lists many housing options, includes an optional roommate finder tool, and provides resources to aid in your housing search.
MINI-BREAK RESTORATIVE OFFERINGS
Campus Ministry hopes you are spending today's mini-break in a restorative way. Here are a few ideas:
- Take a walk around our beautiful campus reflecting on a scripture verse that speaks to you. One example is, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" - Matthew 11:28. Do you have a favorite scripture passage that brings you comfort? Let us know here.
- Stop into the Basilica for a quiet moment to slow down and catch your breath. The Basilica is open today until 8 p.m.
- Talk with a campus minister during Need to Talk, from 5 to 7 p.m. in 113 Coleman-Morse.
- Attend daily Mass at the Basilica at 5:15 p.m. or with your hall community.
- Enjoy quiet prayer during Adoration in the Coleman-Morse chapel until 8 p.m.
BLACK ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
Saturday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., CoMo Lounge
All are welcome to attend the Black Ecumenical Prayer Service (BEPS) this Saturday. Rev. Joshua Paul Velilla, or "Pastor Sweh,” from Notre Dame's Rolfs Aquatic Center, will preach. He is also part of Baptist College Ministries on campus and serves as the pastor of After Church. This prayer service will also be available via Zoom. Click here to access the Zoom link. (Meeting ID: 490 792 5885. Passcode: 836250).
Center for Career Development
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WEEK
March 3 - 9
Decode The Interview, in partnership with the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, is hosting Software Engineering Week this week! Learn about the differences in firm cultures and work styles, and take away valuable insights into how to prepare for a successful recruitment and career in Software Engineering and Product Management.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING RECRUITING PANEL
Wednesday, March 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Virtual
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STARTUPS PANEL
Thursday, March 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Virtual
BIG TECH PANEL
Thursday, March 4, 8 - 9 p.m., Virtual
Saturday, March 6, 12 - 4 p.m., Virtual
INTRO TO PRODUCT MANAGEMENT PANEL WITH GOOGLE PMS
Monday, March 8, 8 - 9 p.m., Virtual
CONSULTING CASE INTERVIEW WORKSHOP #3: STRUCTURING THE CASE
Wednesday, March 3, 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.
DC CAREERS FOR ARTS & LETTERS MAJORS
Thursday, March 4, 6 - 7 p.m., Virtual
Wondering what you can do with a History, PoliSci, PLS, or American Studies degree? Hear from our DC Regional Engagement Manager and A&L Alumna ('16) about what opportunities there are in DC for an A&L student, and learn more about how to plug into the regional career program and what resources are available to you.
Notre Dame Athletics
Notre Dame Athletics is pleased to announce a limited number of students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College will be allowed to attend the remaining Men’s Basketball games and Volleyball matches at Purcell Pavilion. In addition, as physical distancing capacities allow, students will be permitted to attend regular-season outdoor varsity sporting events during the Spring Semester.
Learn more about the policies and procedures for student attendance here.
HERE For You
ONE BIG QUESTION
"Why should we care?"
If you ever watch a “One Big Question,” make it this episode. Watch the most recent episode of “One Big Question” with Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C. here.
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.