Student Affairs E-newsletter: March 26, 2024

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

Campus Ministry

Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, March 31, Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday
9 a.m. Morning Prayer
11 a.m. Confessions
12 - 4 p.m. Basilica Closed
5 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
6:30 - 11 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7 p.m. Confessions
11 p.m. Tenebrae

Friday, March 29: Good Friday
9 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Confessions
3 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7 p.m. Confessions
7:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Saturday, March 30: Holy Saturday
9 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Confessions
12 - 7 p.m. Basilica Closed
9 p.m. Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday
8 a.m. Mass
10 a.m. Mass
12 p.m. Mass
3:30 p.m. Mass (en Español)
7:15 p.m. Vespers
9 p.m. Mass

Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21
Desiring a 24-hour fast from your phone? Need time to be silent? Craving some quality time in nature? In Laudato Sí, Pope Francis says, "An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us." Spend one night away from campus to consider how God speaks through creating, and reflect on your indvidual call to steward the gift of creation. We will depart from campus on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. and return by 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Registration for the retreat will include meals, lodging, and transportation. Financial aid is available. Register here. Please email Tyler Popa with any questions.

Every Wednesday, 7 - 8 p.m., Duncan Student Center, Room W229
Wholemakers is a multi-session, Catholic curriculum designed for youth and young adults to explore and deepen their understanding of creation care and climate action. Join us for this 4-week workshop beginning Wednesday, March 27, and running every Wednesday until April 17. In these sessions, we will discuss the principles of community organizing and consider how to mobilize oneself and the community to prayerfully discern a collective action. Please email Tyler Popa with any questions.


Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, March 31

RecSports will operate with modified hours for Easter Break starting on Thursday, March 28. More information about our operations can be found here.

Tuesday, March 26, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., Smith Center, Studio 4

Moon Salutation Yoga presents a sequence of yoga postures that harness and honor the moon's energy. This class is ideal for those looking to strengthen the lower body or relieve stress and exhaustion. Moon Salutations are considered cooling and soothing for the body, as opposed to the heating, invigorating nature of Sun Salutations. All fitness levels are welcome. Register today.


RecSports Group Fitness classes are FREE and will operate with a modified schedule on Monday, April 1. See all class offerings and register here.

Student Health and Wellness

Tuesday, March 26, 7 - 9 p.m., Stepan Center

Join greeNDot and the Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) for Personal Safety Awareness and Self-Defense Options training tonight. Learn crime prevention strategies and basic self-defense moves with NDPD officers. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver to practice a few basic self-defense moves prior to participating. Sign up and complete your waiver here.


Discover the health and well-being resources availabale 24/7 in TimelyCare. LanguageLine from TimelyCare provides you access to over 11,000 on-demand interpreters who are able to speak 240+ languages. This service enables you to invite a trained interpreter into your session while using TalkNow.
TimelyCare's goal is to help students begin health and well-being conversations earlier, get treated faster, and ensure student healthcare is positively impacting student engagment and retention. Click here to get started. Use your Notre Dame email address to register.

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)

Want to meet new people in a low-stakes way and build community on campus? Join McWell for a shared meal. You will be placed in a small group to enjoy a meal and engage in guided conversation during the week of April 1. Meet with your group and have the chance to win $10 Domer Dollars. Register here by Thursday, March 28.

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center, Room W240
In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, McWell will conduct a graduate student listening session as part of an environmental scan of campus culture, health, and well-being. This listening session will strategically inform the work of McWell and the Division so we can best support YOU! Participants will receive $10 in Domer Dollars. Register here to attend.


In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, McWell will conduct an undergraduate student listening session as part of an environmental scan of campus culture, health, and well-being. This listening session will strategically inform the work of McWell and the Division so we can best support YOU! Participants will receive $10 in Domer Dollars. Register here to attend the session in early April.

University Health Services (UHS)

Allergies may occur when the immune system identifies and reacts to a foreign substance in foods, environments, or medications. Minor allergy symptoms can include sneezing, congestion, itching, rash, or irritation of the throat, mouth, and eyes. Treatment of minor symptoms includes over-the-counter antihistamines such as Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, or Benadryl; decongestants such as Afrin or Sudafed; ice; and topical creams that contain hydrocortisone. Severe allergy symptoms can include trouble breathing or swallowing. Persons with known reactions, or anaphylaxis, may need to carry an Epi-pen with them. For more information about allergies, access our Allergy Self-Care Guide. To make an appointment with UHS, please schedule through your patient portal or call 574-631-7497. 

Graduate Student Life

Thursday, April 4, 9 -10 a.m., Duncan Student Center, Grad Lounge
All graduate students are invited to join Michael Hildreth, Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Provost and Vice President for Graduate Studies, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, for free donuts next Thursday. An award-winning physicist and an accomplished musician, Dean Hildreth is passionate about supporting Notre Dame graduate students and learning more about what matters most.