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.
FALL CLOSING PLANS
Undergraduate residence halls will close on Saturday, Nov. 21 at noon. Students should depart within 24 hours of their last final exam and no later than 12 p.m. on Nov. 21. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
If you haven't already, please take 10 minutes to complete this survey by tomorrow, Sept. 30 so we can continue to learn how to best support you. Students who complete the survey can enter into a drawing to receive a grand prize of $200 in Domer Dollars. Three second-place winners will be selected to receive $50 in Domer Dollars and 20 third-place winners will be selected to receive $15 in Domer Dollars. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
THROWBACK THURSDAY MOVIE NIGHT: FORREST GUMP
Thursday, Oct. 1, 8:30 - 11 p.m., Harris Family Track & Field Stadium
Thursday's showing of Forrest Gump is free to all Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross College students (with student ID). Students are encouraged to bring blankets for first come, first served infield seating. Doors open at 8 p.m.; bags are prohibited.
MARVEL TRIVIA AND FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS
Friday, Oct. 2, 9 - 11 p.m., Library Lawn
Join SAO on Library Lawn for Marvel-themed trivia with food from The Rolling Stonebaker and Smothered & Covered.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND GLEE CLUB PERFORMANCE
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2:15 - 5 p.m., Irish Green
Bring your picnic blanket and friends for an outdoor concert with Notre Dame’s best. Food and pre-concert performances will begin at 2:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 5 - 11 p.m., North Quad, South Lawn, and Library Lawn
Join SAO and Campus Dining for a special dinner on North Quad featuring ingredients from our local harvest followed by dessert, fall beverages, and entertainment on Library and South Lawns. NOTE: North and South Dining Halls will be closed for the evening.
TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Test your table tennis skills at RecSports’ table tennis tournament scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration is ongoing through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Interhall, graduate, and off-campus leagues are available. Click here to register and learn more.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY ON LIBRARY LAWN
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 - 8 p.m., Library Lawn
Join RecSports and instructor Erica for Yoga Sculpt. Click here to reserve your spot.
HIGH FITNESS® FREEBIE CLASS
Friday, Oct. 2, 8:15 - 9 p.m., Online
Join RecSports for a class complete with old school aerobics and contemporary HIIT training. Click here to learn more and to register.
IN-PERSON GROUP FITNESS CLASSES ARE BACK!
Ready to get back in the rhythm of taking your fitness classes in-person? Whether it’s Barre, Power Yoga Flow, or Beat Biking, RecSports has you covered. Click here for more information and to register for your favorite classes.
REGISTER FOR SPORT WORKSHOPS
Interested in learning more about pickleball, squash, or tennis? RecSports’ introductory workshops can provide you with the basics on these socially distanced sports so you can get out and play! Click here to learn more.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)
AN EVENING WITH SYLVESTER JAMES GATES JR.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m., Online
Join MSPS and Professor Sylvester James Gates Jr., Director of Brown University's Theoretical Physics Center and former Science and Technology Advisor to President Barack Obama, for a conversation about life in academia, national security, and the future of science and engineering. Register here.
BLACK ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
Saturday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m., Crypt Chapel
Come pray, praise, and worship! All are welcome to attend the Black Ecumenical Prayer Service (BEPS) this Saturday. Daryl Naquin, Campus Ministry Anchor Intern, will preach. This prayer service will also be available virtually. Click here to access the Zoom link. (Meeting ID: 490 792 5885. Passcode: 836250)
CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME: CELEBRATING ST. FRANCIS AND THE ANNIVERSARY OF LAUDATO SI
Saturday, Oct. 3, 3 - 6 p.m.
Campus Ministry and the Office of Sustainability will recognize and celebrate the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and the call of the Holy Father in Laudato Sí, which celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2020. This event will tangibly work toward caring for our common campus home through prayer, service, outreach, education, and a sustainable DIY project (making reusable dining hall bags from old T-shirts). All are welcome to join. Click here to learn more.
NEED TO TALK?
Are you looking for ways to grow in your spiritual life or deepen your relationship with Jesus? Would you like to talk about what's going on in your life or how you're navigating some of the challenging circumstances of our world? A lay Campus Minister or priest is available every Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in 113 Coleman-Morse (across from the marble ball) to listen, offer guidance, and share the wisdom and hope our faith provides. No appointment necessary, just drop in.
CONFESSION IN DUNCAN STUDENT CENTER
A priest is available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Tuesday and Friday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in room W208 of the Duncan Student Center.
LaFortune and Duncan Student Center Extended Hours
With colder weather fast approaching, effective Monday, Oct. 5, the Student Activities Office (SAO) will extend the closing time of the LaFortune Student Center to midnight and the Duncan Student Center to 2 a.m. New building hours are as follows:
LAFORTUNE STUDENT CENTER
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
DUNCAN STUDENT CENTER
Monday - Friday: 5:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
* Closed on home football Saturdays
Indoor Dining to Resume
North and South Dining Halls will reopen for indoor dining beginning Monday, Oct. 5. Following St. Joseph County guidelines, dining rooms will offer physically distanced seats with plexiglass shields. These steps will increase seating capacity while reducing potential virus transmission.
At South Dining Hall, seating will be available in both the west and east wings. Queuing for entry into the dining hall will still occur in the east wing.
All meals will continue to be served in takeout containers with additional seating available in the adjacent heated tents and other locations around campus.
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, the University expects to open indoor dining in the LaFortune and Duncan Student Centers. At LaFortune, seating will be available on all floors while Duncan will have seating on the first and second floors. All seating and tables will remain six feet apart.
Notre Dame Stories: Equity in Policing
As the national conversation about race and policing took shape over the summer, questions began surfacing about how police departments would respond. At Notre Dame, they were already working on an answer. Interviewed for this episode of the Notre Dame Stories podcast are Keri Kei Shibata, Chief, Notre Dame Police Department; Mike Seamon, Vice President for Campus Safety and University Operations; and Matty Aubourg '21, Black Student Association of Notre Dame. Listen to the podcast here.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Check out this list of virtual and in-person opportunities to engage socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically on campus.
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