Student Affairs E-newsletter: Oct. 11, 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

Gender Relations Center (GRC)

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium
Students are invited to learn from Amber Monroe (Title IX), Jessica Richmond-Castello (Family Justice Center of Saint Joseph County), and Lane Obringer (Student Government) about how to support survivors of sexual assault and address the effects of trauma. Snacks and free T-shirts will be provided. 

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)

Friday, Oct. 14, 8:30 - 11 p.m., Library Lawn
All are invited to join MSPS, the Student Activities Office (SAO), and the Club Coordination Council (CCC) for the annual Cultural Showcase to celebrate the diversity of talent and backgrounds at Notre Dame. The showcase will include group performances, individual performances, food trucks, student groups serving food, prize giveaways, and more. Learn more here.


Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center W246
Want to get involved on-campus and build your communication skills? Become an official with RecSports! Attend any of our clinics to begin your training and learn more about the sport. All experience levels are welcome. Can't make it? Email Mackenzie Rennie.

Friday, Oct. 14 - Sunday, Oct. 23, Rockne Memorial, North Dome, Smith Center
All RecSports facilities will operate with modified hours for Fall Break and home football games starting Friday, Oct. 14. Group fitness classes will also not take place during Fall Break. Visit for more information.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Let’s Talk is a free and confidential program designed to serve the needs of students through brief, 15 to 20-minute consultations that occur outside the UCC in easily accessible locations on campus. At these consultations, The Let's Talk consultant is available to offer support, solutions, and resources for any student with concerns related to stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting to college life, academic concerns, family problems, and relationship concerns. Let’s Talk is best suited for students who are:

  • Unsure about counseling and are trying to figure out what it is like to talk with a counselor
  • Not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor on a specific issue
  • Interested in talking to someone about a specific problem
  • Concerned about a friend and would like a counselor’s perspective on what to do

Let’s Talk is held as follows throughout the academic year except during University breaks and holidays. Simply stop by as your schedule allows.

  • Mondays: 3 – 4 p.m.; Fitzpatrick Hall, Room 181
  • Wednesdays: 3 – 4 p.m.; Hesburgh Library, Room 123
  • Thursdays: 3 – 4 p.m.; LaFortune Student Center, Room 215  
  • Fridays: 2 – 3 p.m.; Duncan Student Center, Room 208 

Campus Ministry

Fall Break is only days away and there is so much going on: The leaves are changing; it's getting colder; midterms are all around; new relationships are forming; and other relationships are fading away. As you navigate the continuously changing world, let Campus Ministry help with a listening ear and the perspective and hope that our faith provides. Stop by 113 Coleman-Morse, Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk with a campus minister, or sign up for a different time to talk through the online request form.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 - 8 p.m., 301 Coleman-Morse
Join Black Student Ministry for their first-ever Bible Study beginning this Wednesday. Here, students will study the book of Philippians and how it applies to the lives of college students. Guides will be provided. All are welcome to attend for fellowship, faith discussion, and snacks that start with the letter "B"!

The group will meet for six sessions on the following dates: Oct. 12, Oct. 25 (tentative), Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, and Nov. 30. Can't make it to all? Join when your schedule allows! Email Summer Kerksick, Anchor Intern, with questions.  

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., Coleman-Morse Lounge
Are you interested in attending World Youth Day and want to learn more? Come to the informational meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Every three years, the Pope calls young Catholics from around the world to gather to encounter the Lord. Spend a week praying with the Holy Father, allow Our Lady to speak to you as we visit Fatima, and experience the universality of the Church in a whole new way! 

The Notre Dame pilgrimage to World Youth Day will take place from Saturday, July 29 to Monday, Aug. 7. 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. You will encounter Christ, His Mother, the Pope, and the universal Church like never before. Please consider applying to join the Notre Dame delegation. Learn more and apply here

Are you interested in serving the marginalized in our South Bend community? Do you want to grow in your faith and/or develop your understanding of social justice? Consider signing up for Mercy Works, a program that includes weekly service in South Bend, thoughtful reflection, community, and free food. The minimum commitment is only six weeks. Click here to learn more and sign up. For questions, email Becky Czarnecki.