Student Affairs E-newsletter: March 7, 2023

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

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 minimum $4,500 stipend for 8 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 2023-2024 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, Residential Life, and the Transformational Leaders Program. Applications are now open and due by Monday, March 20. Learn more about each Senior Fellow role and apply here.

Center for Career Development

Wednesday, March 8, 4 - 7 p.m., Hosted on Handshake
Join the Center for Career Development for the virtual fair, which provides students from all of Notre Dame's academic colleges and majors with a convenient opportunity to network with recruiters and returning Notre Dame alumni, explore different industries, and learn about potential opportunities. Space is limited for employer sessions and advance registration is required on Handshake to participate. For more information and to register, click here.

Student Activities Office (SAO)


Duncan Student Center

  • Friday, March 10: 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17: 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 18: Closed
  • Sunday, March 19: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.

LaFortune Student Center

  • Friday, March 10: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11: Closed
  • Sunday, March 12: Closed
  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 18: Closed
  • Sunday, March 19: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.


Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 19, RecSports Facilities and Programs
All RecSports facilities will operate with modified hours starting Friday, March 10 for Spring Break. Group Fitness classes will not run Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19. Facilities will resume Academic Year operations on Sunday, March 19, and Spring Semester Group Fitness Free Week will start Monday, March 20. Visit to learn more.

Campus Ministry

Last spring, Campus Ministry invited students to participate in the Synod on Synodality, an extension of Pope Francis' invitation to the Universal Church. Synodality is an approach that requires journeying together through gathering, listening, and actively partaking in the Church's mission of evangelization and has been used by bishops to discern and decide about specific issues facing the Church in the past.

Campus Ministry hosted over 100 listening sessions, offering a safe space for students to share their unique experiences with the Church and at Notre Dame. Following these listening sessions, prevalent themes were identified and categorized into three areas:

  • How students relate to self
  • How students relate to institutions (Notre Dame and the Church)
  • How students relate to "others"

Students are invited to read the report to learn more about the identified themes. Campus Ministry will continue to grapple with these topics and how this important process might inform our work of forming and engaging Notre Dame students in their lives of faith.

In partnership with the University, we offer this report to our campus community and the local Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese to synthesize the conversations among our Notre Dame community. We hope to contribute the voices and experiences of young people in a university setting to the ongoing synodal process.

Every three years, the Pope calls young Catholics from around the world to gather to encounter the Lord. Campus Ministry currently has one open spot for a male, undergraduate student to join the Notre Dame delegation on this pilgrimage to World Youth Day.

The pilgrimage will take place from Saturday, July 29 to Monday, August 7 and costs $3,285. The week includes time to explore Lisbon, a day trip to Fatima, and six days of conferences, prayer, liturgy, and fellowship with new friends from Notre Dame and around the world. If you are interested, please email Kate Broadbent as soon as possible.  

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 p.m., Coleman-Morse, Room 113
Come talk with a fellow peer, a trained student minister, about whatever is on your mind and heart this Lent. Whether it’s how you might grow in faith this Lent, choices, or relationships, it can be a huge help to have an outside perspective of someone who’s going through life on campus. Email Mary Catherine McDonald with questions.