Student Affairs E-newsletter: Nov. 1, 2022

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

LaFortune Student Center Construction Updates

Throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, construction will continue on the second floor of the LaFortune Student Center to create space for the new PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, which will serve as a space for students utilizing resources in Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS), the Gender Relations Center (GRC), and the Office of Student Enrichment (OSE). The Center is expected to open in Fall of 2023 in time for the arrival of new first-year students. 

A more comprehensive overview of the Center will be unveiled to students and the wider campus community this spring. In the meantime, please be aware of the following regarding the construction of the Center, the temporary relocation of offices, and the permanent closure of several existing spaces within LaFortune.

  • Between Thanksgiving Break and the Christmas Holiday, MSPS, the GRC, and OSE will temporarily relocate to the first floor of Haggar Hall between Stanford Hall and North Dining Hall. All three offices will officially open in the east wing of the first floor of Haggar in January 2023, but will return to LaFortune by the start of the Fall 2023 semester to operate within the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion once construction is complete.
  • Between Thanksgiving Break and Reading Days, Student Government will permanently relocate to the newly renovated Sorin Room on the first floor of LaFortune, and the Student Union Board will permanently relocate to the third floor. Both offices will officially open in January 2023.
  • Both PRISM and Diversity Council will remain on the third floor throughout the academic year, and will permanently relocate to the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion on the second floor by the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
  • At the conclusion of the 2022 Fall semester, Class Councils, Judicial Council, and Hall President’s Council will no longer have dedicated office space in LaFortune.
  • At the conclusion of the Fall 2022 semester, storage space for Voices of Faith will be permanently relocated to the basement of the Coleman-Morse Center. 
  • At the conclusion of the Fall 2022 semester, the LaFortune Ballroom, Montgomery Auditorium, Notre Dame Room, and Sorin Room will permanently close, and reservations will no longer be accepted for these spaces. Alternative venue locations can be found here.

Student Activities Office (SAO)

Friday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m - 12 a.m., Stepan Center
Emo Skate Night is back with your favorite emo, indie, and pop-punk songs! Don't miss out on awesome prizes and free food while skating with your friends. 

Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 - 7 p.m., North Quad
Find SAO on North Quad this Saturday for free giveaways and a special food truck for Game Day. Can you guess which food truck is coming this week? 

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)

Were you randomly selected to take the Fall ND Health and Wellness Survey? If so, please take it! Your responses will help McWell to continue to learn how to best support you. Follow the link in your inbox to take the survey and be entered to win $50, $150, or $300 in Domer Dollars. The survey is open now through Sunday, Nov. 6. Email McWell with questions.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, and 16, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Saint Liam Conference Room (Saint Liam Hall, Room 307)
Do you feel pressure from society, family, or peers to change the way you look? This three-session body acceptance workshop supports students in directly challenging the cultural messages that appearance should fit within a narrow set of “ideals” that exclude diverse bodies based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability. This is a three-part series, so please plan to attend all three sessions. Registration is requested, but not required. Please follow this link to register.

Campus Ministry

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Cedar Grove Cemetery
Join Campus Ministry in a celebration of life! Día de los Muertos is rooted in indigenous traditions that celebrate the life and memory of the deceased. On this day, family and friends unite in prayer and celebration to commemorate the life of their loved ones. This celebration begins tomorrow with a procession from Cedar Grove Cemetery on Notre Dame Avenue to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. A reception in the Coleman-Morse lounge will follow. All are welcome. 

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5 - 6 p.m., Coleman-Morse, Room 116
Are you making a big decision? Looking for tools to help? Join Campus Ministry tomorrow for a one-hour workshop where we will focus on different ways to cultivate attentiveness. Appetizers and drinks will be served. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please email Mary Catherine McDonald with any questions.  

Thursday, Nov. 3 and 17, 5 p.m., Coleman-Morse Lounge
Join Campus Ministry's Faith + Justice Alliance for a two-part series to lift up the voices of the employees at Notre Dame. From the story of one employee who is on his way to being named a Saint to a panel of speakers who are beloved employees here today, we will embrace and explore both human dignity and the dignity of work. 

To begin the series this Thursday, speaker, author, and Notre Dame graduate Meg Hunter-Kilmer will speak about ordinary holiness, particularly in the life of Columba O’Neill, a simple Notre Dame employee on his way to being named a Saint. Charcuterie snacks and sparkling beverages will be served. To RSVP, please email Becky Czarnecki.  

Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Coleman-Morse Lounge
There are no African-American Saints formally recognized within the Catholic Church but that could soon change. Six incredible Black men and women are currently on the path to Canonization, and it's time to hear their stories! Next Thursday, Campus Ministry will host a movie watch of, "A Place at the Table: African Americans on the Path to Sainthood.” Finger foods will be provided, and a brief time for discussion will follow to share reactions to the movie.