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.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
We're currently in the midst of Holy Week, a time when we intentionally recall Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Later this week, the campus community will gather for the Triduum services which include the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Please remember that attendance to these services is by ticket only. Students who requested a ticket to the Triduum service(s) will be emailed a digital ticket at least 24-hours in advance.
Students are encouraged to celebrate Easter Sunday Mass with their residence hall. Please check with your hall community for time and location. Along with residence hall Masses, Campus Ministry will offer two additional Masses which are open to students only. These Masses will take place at 10 a.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC), and at 4 p.m. in Stepan Center. Advance reservations are not required.
Visit CampusMinistry.nd.edu/HolyWeek-Easter for the complete Holy Week schedule.
PRAYERS FOR THE ELECT
This Saturday, April 3, seven students who have been formed through the RCIA Process at Notre Dame will complete their initiation into the Catholic Church. These students who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist will be welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. As these students are making their final preparations for the Sacraments, we ask that you kindly keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
A NOTRE DAME FAREWELL
Campus Ministry invites all members of the Class of 2021 to participate in a three-week series, "A Notre Dame Farewell," where you will gather in small groups once a week to reflect on the gifts of these past four years under the Dome. Groups will begin meeting in mid-April and will be assigned according to your availability as indicated on the sign-up form. Click here to sign-up by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6. For more information, contact Christian Santa Maria at email@example.com.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
KUNG FU PANDA MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, April 1, 8 p.m., Notre Dame Stadium
Grab your friends to watch the movie Kung Fu Panda on the big screen at Notre Dame Stadium. A brief introduction will be provided by Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND SUNDAES
Sunday, April 4, 3 p.m., South Quad (east end)
Join SAO for an Easter Egg Hunt and festive sundaes on South Quad.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
LOW LUNGES AND LADDOOS CONNECTION GROUP
Thursday, April 8, Thursday, April 15, and Thursday, April 22, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., Virtual
Calling all South Asia enthusiasts! Do you want to foster community, learn about and engage in the historic South Asian practice of yoga, and enjoy traditional South Asian snacks (laddoos and chai) while you're at it? All are welcome to join McWell's Senior Fellow Gail Fernandes for Low Lunges and Laddoos, an event meant to celebrate and learn about South Asian culture. Register here.
LET’S CONNECT: SUIT UP FOR CARD GAMES
Fridays in April, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Calling all game lovers! If card games are your thing, join McWell Senior Fellow Ben Ferris on Fridays to explore a wide array of card games to play with friends. Everyone is welcome, even if you've never played cards. Come and learn how to play card games across styles and countries. Register here.
LET’S CONNECT: FAMILY FUN AND GAMES
Saturdays in April, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
If you’re looking for the family fun experience look no further! Grab your friends or come to make new ones and join McWell Senior Fellow Ben Ferris on Saturdays for fun and games including pictionary, trivia, and a scavenger hunt. Register here.
This Wednesday, watch McWell's Instagram stories (@McWellND) for self-compassion strategies. We want you to feel loved and to be your own best friend, but we know how challenging that can be. Learn a few simple approaches to be kind to yourself!
STRESS RELIEF AT THE SNITE
Wednesday, March 31, 1 - 5 p.m., Snite Museum of Art
Join GROW peer mentors for meditations on three different art pieces at 1, 2, and 4:30 p.m. Can’t make a meditation? Stop by anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. to refill your wellness kit with a variety of goodies at our wellness station in the Snite lobby. Meditations will last about 15 minutes and do not require pre-registration. We hope to see you there!
BOX OF JOY
Friday, April 2, 11:30 a.m., LaFortune Ballroom
Join McWell to create a personal 'toolkit' to bring joy on challenging days. We will have supplies to decorate your box, so even seeing it will lift your spirits. We'll also have a variety of things to pack in the box, including playdoh, journals, tea, essential oils, and more. Consider also adding your favorite pictures, prayers, poems, knick knacks, or reminders that inspire joy. Can't make it to pick up a box? Sign up here to let us know and we'll set one aside for you to pick up Thursday or Monday.
Friday, April 2, 1:30 p.m.
Register for McWell’s Shared Walks this Friday to find connection in people and places by exploring campus spaces with a fellow student. Walkers will be randomly paired with another student and invited to meet up and take a walk together on campus. Sign up here and a staff member will be in touch. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.
Center for Student Support and Care
The Center for Student Support and Care offers several workshops this semester to assist with academic learning. For questions about these workshops, please email Annie Eaton, Care and Wellness Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Academic Skills Workshops are tailored to help students manage a variety of academic tasks, and students are invited to attend sessions about the topics most relevant to them. The workshops offer guidance in organizing and initiating tasks, finding self-motivation, monitoring progress and follow-through, developing flexibility, and learning time management. Register for an Academic Skills Workshop here.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO STUDY PRACTICES
A Mindful Approach to Study Practices is a two-part workshop designed to help students roll with the punches of college life. Through focus exercises and mindfulness practices, students will learn intentional time and task management. Now more than ever, life is unpredictable and requires a proactive approach to academics and wellness. Part one of this workshop will focus on self-awareness, prevention strategies, and ways to improve time and task management. Part two will focus on monitoring student progress and building upon the skills learned. Register for the two-part Mindful Approach to Study Practices workshop here.
Office of Student Enrichment
All are invited to join the Office of Student Enrichment to celebrate the Undocumented Student Week of Action. Learn more about the following events here.
UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT WEEK OF ACTION PRAYER SERVICE
Monday, April 5, 6 p.m., Holy Family Statue near the Coleman-Morse Center
Pray with Campus Ministry and the DreamND Community as we begin the Undocumented Student Week of Action. Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will offer a reflection and Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora will provide music. Open to all students and the entire campus community.
A CONVERSATION ON CURRENT STATE AND FEDERAL IMMIGRATION POLICIES
Monday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Virtual
There have been a flurry of new immigration announcements, executive orders, policy changes, and new programs since President Biden’s inauguration. This session will cover current immigration policies at a level where the everyday person can learn about them. Panelists will share their experiences in advocacy and the legal work being done in our South Bend community. Panelists include Rudy Monterrosa, Monterrosa Law Group, LLC, Notre Dame Professor of Law; Lisa Koop, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), Notre Dame Professor of Law; and Sam Centellas, Executive Director of La Casa de Amistad. Register here.
PAUSE FOR A BREATH
Tuesday, April 6, 12 p.m., Virtual
Join us as we take a moment to pause for a deep, collective, calming, and centering breath. McWell staff will guide students in breathing techniques that support well-being, and spend a few moments in reflection to refuel and restore our spirits. Register here.
THE CYCLE OF HYPERDOCUMENTATION
Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m., Virtual
Educators can most effectively respond to the needs of undocumented students when they are aware and mindful of what undocumented students experience, under what circumstances, and how they navigate everyday challenges. Indeed, existing research provides a strong foundation for educators to understand the socio-political contexts and personal circumstances that undocumented students face. But, as educators, how can we process these realities to inform our practice? What tools are at our disposal to respond to the barriers undocumented students navigate in an authentically caring and informed way? What models help us understand the decision-making processes of undocumented students and what might educators’ intervention(s) look like? In this talk, Dra. Aurora Chang, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago will name the dynamic process that some undocumented students undertake and, in this way, affirm their racialized realities. Register here.
ENRICHMENT SERIES: MEXICO-U.S. BORDER IMMERSION SEMINAR
Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Virtual
This student-moderated panel conversation will ask panelists to reflect upon the impact of their experiences at the border and their perspectives on social justice. Panelists will include Associate Professor Kraig Beyerlein (Department of Sociology, Biology); Sophia Henn, Senior (Economics, Music, Peace Studies); Angelica Ruiz, Junior (Sociology, Latino Studies, Anthropology); and Julia Mackey, Junior (Economics, Global Affairs). Register here.
Center for Career Development
CREATING YOUR FIRST RESUME WORKSHOP
Tuesday, March 30, 1 - 2 p.m., Virtual
Learn the basic principles of creating a professional resume and begin writing your resume in this interactive session.
VIRTUAL NETWORKING WITH AN ENGINEERING ALUM
Wednesday, March 31, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Virtual
This small group networking session will be led by alumni Emily Beegan, Process Engineer with Box Elder (Procter & Gamble).
CONSULTING CASE INTERVIEW WORKSHOP #6
Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Virtual
Consulting Connect presents the sixth workshop in an 8-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills. Join student leadership for this session on interviewer-led and interviewee-led practice cases.
CALIFORNIA REGIONAL PROGRAM OFFICE HOURS
Friday, April 2, 12 - 1 p.m., Virtual
Linda Lynch, Manager of the California Regional Program, will hold office hours for any Notre Dame student. Feel free to bring any questions regarding networking, internships, jobs, Handshake postings, etc.
Living in South Bend: A Guide for Students
There are many treasures within the South Bend community. To help students explore opportunities relatively close to campus and unique to the local area, members of the Black Student Association created this Living in South Bend Guide.
The guide features a variety of local Black-owned restaurants and salons, other area stylists and barbers, restaurants, places of worship, non profit organizations, and opportunities for activities and entertainment. If you have any comments or suggestions or would like to be added to the guide, please email content curator and designer Lala Petty. The guide will be updated at the start of each semester.