Student Affairs E-newsletter: Sept. 1, 2020

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

HERE This Week

To provide students with a more comprehensive list of upcoming student programs and events, the University recently added a new student calendar to the website. HERE you will find virtual and in-person opportunities to engage socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically on campus.

Any member of the campus community can share concerns about individuals engaged in unsafe practices by using this form. The relevant University office will follow up on these reports promptly.

Students who have questions or concerns related to testing, the daily health check, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation, or any other University resources or protocols can also call the 24/7 CRU hotline at 574-634-HERE or email

Students are encouraged to participate in a live Instagram Q&A every Tuesday and Friday. A question sticker will be posted to the Notre Dame Instagram story in the morning and staff will continue to respond to your questions all day. 

Health and Wellness Resources


  • Rock the Talk: Effective Communication Skills for Enhancing Relationships and Getting What You Want
    Are friends, romantic partners, parents, or roommates wearing you out? Do you need to be more assertive with them and learn how to set good boundaries but don’t know how? Join Dr. Josephine Dickinson for this two-part virtual workshop where you will be introduced to basic communication and assertiveness skills as well as boundary setting strategies that will help you manage your relationships more effectively so you can feel happier and healthier with the important people in your life. The  workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2 (Part 1) and Wednesday, Sept. 9 (Part 2) from 1 to 2 p.m. Please sign up HERE by 11 a.m. on Sept. 2 to gain access to your Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed to you 10 minutes before the start of the workshop.
  • Imposters Anonymous: UCC Real Conversations Series
    Imposter Syndrome is practically universal. Let's talk about it and understand we are not alone.The Imposters Anonymous session will be held virtually on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. Please sign up HERE by 3 p.m. on Sept. 3 to gain access to the Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed 10 minutes before the start of the forum.
  • Perfectionism: UCC Real Conversations Series
    Perfectionism is extremely common at Notre Dame. Let's talk about it. The Perfectionism session will be held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. Please sign up HERE by 10 a.m. on Sept. 8 to gain access to the Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed 10 minutes before the start of the forum.
  • Fall Group Counseling
    A variety of group counseling sessions are offered weekly throughout the academic year. Click here to learn more. 


  • Listening Sessions 
    In an effort to learn more about how to best support our students' well-being, the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell) invites students of all backgrounds and experiences to share thoughts through a listening session moderated by the Health and Wellness Senior Fellows and GROW Peer Ambassadors. Please express interest here, and someone will follow up in the near future. 
  • Daily Virtual Mindfulness Courses
    Change can be hard and our current circumstances may be stressful. We invite you to drop into daily sessions for mindful moments that can help you cope and thrive. No previous experience is necessary. Use this Zoom meeting link to join one or more sessions held Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Career Development

Fall Consulting Week is here! This three-day experience provides students with hands-on experience in recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in consulting. Interested students must sign up via Handshake for each event. Space is limited. Learn more and register here.  

Gear up for the Virtual Fall Career Fair and receive an extra 30% off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel and shoes at the Virtual JCPenney Suit-Up event this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 - 6. Exclusive to Notre Dame students, shop career dress apparel for everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or new job. 

This year’s virtual Fall Career Fair Week will be held Friday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 17. The annual Fall Career Fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Registration and Sign-ups
    Registration and sign-ups for one-on-one and group sessions are staggered for some events. Registration goes live each morning at 6 a.m. according to the schedule below. You can continue to register for sessions until the event begins. Please know not all employers will have their schedules posted by Tuesday, Sept. 1, and some will release their schedules closer to the date of the events.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 1: Opens to Seniors and Graduate Students
    • Wednesday, Sept. 2: Opens to Juniors and Class of 2020 Alumni
    • Thursday, Sept. 3: Opens to Sophomores 
    • Friday, Sept. 4: Opens to First year Students
  • Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair with the following sessions:

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall is a welcoming drop-in space for married, parenting, and/or pregnant students and their families to engage and connect. The facility is important not only for community building among students and their families, but also for pregnant students who may be in need of someone to walk with them no matter their academic progress at the University. In addition, the Family Resource Center provides services, education, and resources to Notre Dame students and their dependent(s). When Beichner Hall isn't being used for programming, there is a gathering area, meeting room, lounge, outdoor lawn space, and playroom available for use. The playroom may be reserved by families here. Regardless of where you live in town or your academic year and field of study, you are welcome here.

Inclusive Campus Student Survey Results

In Fr. Jenkins’ recent letter to the campus community, he encouraged students, faculty, and staff to be a force for positive change in our nation. Part of that change must begin here. Early last Spring, all enrolled students were invited to participate in the second administration of the Inclusive Campus Student Survey to better understand our campus climate, especially as it relates to sense of belonging and adverse treatment. Since the administration of the survey in February 2020, our world has shifted and our country has been shaken by both the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustices. Nonetheless, it is important to share the survey results to offer an understanding of the strengths of our community, and importantly, the areas in which our campus climate needs continued and ongoing work. To view the results of the survey, visit