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.
Memorial Mass for Jake Blaauboer
All are invited to join the Notre Dame community this Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to celebrate Mass in memory of sophomore student James (Jake) Blaauboer.
University President, Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside, and Assistant Vice President for Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend. For those who wish to attend virtually, the Mass will be live-streamed and can be viewed here.
Campus Ministry (574-631-7800) and the University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) continue to be available to offer support to members of the campus community.
BIVALENT BOOSTER VACCINE REQUIREMENT
As an extension of the University’s existing COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine is required of all students - undergraduate, graduate, and professional, including students studying or performing research remotely and/or virtually - as a condition of enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year.
Students are encouraged to receive a bivalent booster vaccine either before traveling or while they are away from campus for the upcoming Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. To obtain the vaccine on campus, students may call University Health Services (UHS) at 574-631-7497 to schedule an appointment. The bivalent booster vaccine is also available throughout the local community. For a full list of Indiana COVID-19 vaccination sites, please click here.
If you are unable to obtain the bivalent vaccine prior to the start of the spring semester, you may receive it at the on-campus bivalent booster vaccination clinic upon your return in January. Additional details regarding the clinic and how to register for an appointment will be sent to students shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.
FIT ACADEMY PERSONAL TRAINING
Interested in becoming a personal trainer and not sure where to start? Check out RecSports Fit Academy! Build your knowledge of exercise science and program development with an experienced instructor, get CPR certified, and receive a voucher for the certification exam. For more information and to submit your interest form, click here. All interest forms are due Thursday, Jan. 26.
THANKSGIVING BREAK OPERATIONS
Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 27, Rockne Memorial, North Dome, Smith Center
All RecSports facilities will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will remain closed from Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Group fitness classes will also pause from Monday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 28. Visit recsports.nd.edu for more information.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Compton Family Ice Arena
Join the Zero Proof Social Club, a McWell peer student organization, for a sober tailgate before the game against Boston College. Look for us on the lawn near the Compton Family Ice Arena starting at 10 a.m, with food (including Chick-Fil-A), friends, and fun.
COLORS AND CONNECTION WITH MCWELL AND ACTIVE MINDS
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Location TBD
Join McWell and Active Minds for Colors and Connection, a new one-hour experience that combines artmaking and conversation to bring people together through authentic engagement. Here, you will use your creativity as you discover how color can express moods and emotions. All students are welcome and snacks will be served. This event is limited to the first 25 students who sign up here.
GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Join Campus Ministry, Residential Life, and the Universal Church as we respond to Pope Francis’ call for renewal of the Global Celebration of Young People.
Ways to Participate:
Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18: Winter Clothing Drive - collection at North and South Dining Halls
Donate winter clothes to benefit those in need in our local South Bend community and refugees living in New York City. Good condition items needed include pants, sweaters, heavy socks, coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Sunday, Nov. 20: Basilica Mass, 5 p.m.
Attend a special Mass for the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and the Global Celebration of Young People. Fr. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., will preside, Fr. Nate Wills, C.S.C., will preach, and the Folk Choir will provide the music.
DISCERNMENT TOOLBOX: THE EXAMEN
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m., 116 Coleman-Morse Center
Making a big decision? Looking for tools to help? Join Campus Ministry for a one-hour workshop to help build your discernment toolbox. Stacey Noem, Director of Human and Spiritual Formation for the Master of Divinity Program, will take students through the Examen. Appetizers and drinks will be served. RSVPs are appreciated but not mandatory. Please email Mary Catherine McDonald with any questions.
A TIME FOR REMEMBERING AND RECOLLECTION
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Lounge
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have lost someone they love. Campus Ministry invites students to gather for a communal night of reflection, song, and prayer to remember anyone who has died. Warm drinks to follow. For more information, please email Mike Urbaniak.
SOCIAL JUSTICE STORIES: UNHEARD VOICES OF NOTRE DAME
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Lounge
Join the Faith + Justice Alliance to lift up the voices of Notre Dame employees. In an effort to embrace and explore both human dignity and the dignity of work, we will hear the real stories and experiences of present day staff members on campus. Charcuterie boards and sparkling beverages will be served. RSVPs appreciated by emailing Becky Czarnecki.
COME PRAY WITH US: LECTIO DIVINA
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:15 - 7:45 p.m., 102 Coleman-Morse Center
There are so many ways to connect with God; come explore different styles of prayer with us! This Thursday we will pray the Lectio Divina.
MAKE CHRISTMAS MORNING SPECIAL FOR A LOCAL FAMILY IN NEED
With a heart for service to those most in need, Campus Ministry has adopted a family of ten through Saint Vincent de Paul and is excited to shower them with love this Christmas. You are invited to participate by providing gifts for any member of the family and/or purchasing gift cards to make their Christmas dinner. Please sign up here by Wednesday, Nov. 30. All gifts must be delivered to the Coleman-Morse Center, room 102, by Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.
Whether or not you donate, all are welcome to join Campus Ministry staff to wrap the presents and listen to festive music on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Lounge. Please email Becky Czarnecki with any questions.
Family Resource Center (FRC)
PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES
For a student facing a planned or unplanned pregnancy, the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues can seem overwhelming. In keeping with its mission as a Catholic University, Notre Dame is committed to life and to offering students resources that support life. Therefore, the University will make every effort to provide pregnant students with caring, non-judgmental, professional assistance and support. Assistance is also available for those affected by the pregnancy of someone close to them. For more information, please contact Peggy Hnatusko, Pregnancy Support Specialist in at the Notre Dame Family Resource Center (FRC) at email@example.com.