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.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Last Friday, September 15, marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. From now through Sunday, October 15, the Department of Diversity & Inclusion: Race & Ethnicity in Student Government encourages students to join together to celebrate as a diverse community to appreciate the richness of Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture.
Hispanic culture is a tapestry woven with the threads of history, tradition, art, and resilience. It has left an indelible mark on our society, shaping our music, cuisine, literature, and so much more. During this month, please take a moment to recognize the immense contributions of Hispanic and Latinx individuals to our global community.
By embracing Hispanic and Latinx heritage, we not only honor the achievements of leaders and visionaries but also foster a deeper sense of unity and belonging within our own community. Understanding and endorsing diverse cultures is essential in our interconnected world. To celebrate, consider attending events, engaging in conversations, and exploring Hispanic and Latinx literature and art. For a list of events and additional information, please click here.
GRAND OPENING OF THE CENTER FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Thursday, September 21, 6 - 9 p.m.
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with food from around the world and your favorite South Bend restaurants, karaoke, crafts, games, and much more on the second floor of the LaFortune Student Center. A formal blessing of the space will take place at 2 p.m.
Center for Career Development
2023 FALL CAREER FAIR WEEK
Tuesday, September 19 - Friday, September 22, Duncan Student Center
Join us this week in-person to network and connect with over 200 employers and organizations at over 20+ events. Events are open to all majors and all class years. For a full event schedule, a list of participating employers, preparation resources, or any questions, please visit careerfair.nd.edu.
ALL-COLLEGES CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, September 19, 5 - 7:30 p.m., 7th and 8th floor, Duncan Student Center
Join us tonight for our largest in-person fall semester career fair, which provides all undergraduate and graduate students with the best opportunity to meet with a wide variety of employers across all industries, in one centralized location. To register or for more information, please visit careerfair.nd.edu.
Gender Relations Center (GRC)
MIND THE GAP
Wednesday, September 20, 12 - 2 p.m., DeBartolo Courtyard
All are invited to join the GRC to learn more about the history of women and the wage gap over the last 80 years. Students can engage with an interactive display demonstrating modern impacts of the wage gap, learn skills for professional self-advocacy, and grab a sweet treat. We look forward to seeing you!
Student Health and Wellness
Notre Dame provides all students with a free Hallow subscription to help you stay prayed up throughout the academic year. This partnership gives you access to all of Hallow’s content, which includes more than 10,000 sessions such as:
- 30 Days of Inspiration with Fr. Pete to start your day.
- Guest sessions from Mark Wahlberg, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jonathan Roumie, and many more.
- Inspirational athletic content from world-class athletes, including Notre Dame greats Lou Holtz, Brady Quinn, and Brandon Wimbush.
- Music ranging from contemporary to sacred chant to Catholic LoFi for work or focus time.
- Sleep content, including meditations, examens, and music to wind down at night.
- Mental health sessions on a range of topics and much more.
University Health Services (UHS)
FLU VACCINE BLITZ
Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The University will offer free flu vaccines to students, faculty, staff, and their dependents at the annual Flu Vaccine Blitz next Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 inside the Stepan Center. Although students are not required to be vaccinated this fall, it is highly encouraged. Last year’s vaccination proved to significantly protect against flu-related illness and flu-related Emergency Department visits. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who receive the vaccine are half as likely to have flu-related illness as people who are not vaccinated. This trend was seen at UHS last year as the volume and severity of flu cases seen by our providers were among the lowest in the past seven years. This is directly attributable to the very high influenza vaccination rate attained by the student community. Advance registration is required. Sign up here.
29th ANNUAL CONCERT FOR THE MISSIONS
Friday, September 22, 8 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
In partnership with the Holy Cross Mission Center's Centennial Celebration: “Encountering Christ on the Global Peripheries,” the concert will support flood relief efforts at Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh. Donations from this year's concert will go directly to six ministries that sustained structural damage, which has interfered with parish needs and education. Admission to the concert is free, and a free-will offering will be taken. All are invited to attend!
BLACK STUDENT MINISTRY MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP DINNER
Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m., First-Floor Lounge, Coleman-Morse Center
Join us for a dinner of fellowship, good food, good company, and conversation, hosted by our Black Student Ministry. Please email Jordan Anderson or Diana Salgado Huicochea with any questions.
IRON SHARPENS IRON - ON SOUTH QUAD
Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m., South Quad (next to the Flagpole)
Join Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) for our annual ISI on South Quad event. ISI's typical Thursday evening gathering, which consists of fellowship, worship, and a student talk, will be moved outside next to the flagpole. There will be games, food, and worship. If you're interested in checking out ISI, or if you just love outdoor worship and free food, we would love to have you! Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell)
TACOS & TALK WITH ZEROPROOF
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Geddes Hall Coffee House
Come join the ZeroProof Social Group and McWell for dinner from Franky’s Tacos and community building! ZeroProof Social Group is an alcohol-free peer group that is part of the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Discussion will center around future sober event planning for the semester in addition to general group discussion. All sober students, students in recovery, and sober-curious students are welcome to attend. For more information, please email Mara Trionfero Lucas.
HOME UNDER THE DOME
Thursday, September 21, 5 - 7 p.m., Fieldhouse Mall
Do you want to make your dorm room or apartment at Notre Dame feel more like home? Join McWell’s GROW Peer Educators to learn how your environment influences well-being and how you can implement tips to create a cozier, happier space. Home Under the Dome will feature succulent potting, picture printing and framing, and other fun crafts and activities.
Saturday, September 23, 12 - 7:30 p.m., DeBartolo Quad
Join ZeroProof and McWell for another Sober Tailgate to get excited for the Ohio State game! Enjoy all of the best tailgate classics such as cornhole, Chick-Fil-A, and a community without the presence of alcohol. There will be spikeball, fun drinks, treats, and more! We will be at DeBartolo Quad between Hesburgh Global Center and Mendoza. All sober students, students in recovery, and sober-curious students are welcome to attend. See you there!
KNIT AND STITCH
Every Tuesday, 5 - 7 p.m., McWell Restorative Spaces
Join McWell every Tuesday until October 24, to crochet, knit, or embroider. Although Knit and Stitch is B.Y.O. yarn and supplies, we will have limited supplies available as well. All experience levels are welcome. Drop by for tea, conversation, and the opportunity to learn and practice fiber arts.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
UNDERGRAD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SPACE
Wednesdays, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m., LaFortune McNeill Room (116)
Undergrad International Student Support Space aims to provide support by discussing concerns and issues that arise among international students. There is no pressure or obligation to attend every session. There is also no need to attend a UCC Drop-In appointment before coming to the space.
STRONGER TOGETHER: SUPPORT SPACE FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Mondays, 4 - 5 p.m., Universality Room, Saint Liam Hall 3rd Floor
This weekly support space is designed to focus on personal growth with a concentration on mutual support, self-exploration, self-expression, and interpersonal relationships. We want to empower international graduate students to balance multiple roles and adjust to the culture they live in. If you are interested in attending, register here.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER(S)
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Saint Liam Hall 3rd Floor
This group focuses on group members’ unique experiences to explore themes of pain, joy, healing, self-worth, and acceptance (love), self-discovery, shame, stigma, anger, and discrimination in the lives of Black women. We seek to create a safe and trusting environment for open and honest conversations about the experiences of Black women while facilitating empowerment and encouragement.
YOGA FOR HEALING
Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
A safe space for survivors of sexual assault that offers a form of expression that moves beyond trying to find the words to articulate how they feel. Students learn to establish safety and stability in the body, build skills and strategies for managing painful experiences, and regain power and control through mindful movement. Space is limited. To learn more and register, complete a Drop-In appointment at the UCC.
EATING DISORDER RECOVERY GROUP
Wednesdays, 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Join other students who struggle with eating disorder behaviors and experience support for making changes in behaviors and thoughts. You are not alone. For more information, visit the UCC website.
EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS
Mondays, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
This group is for students who have difficulty regulating their emotions or who can’t tolerate distress or discomfort without utilizing unhealthy coping behaviors. We will help you learn new skills to better manage your emotions and respond in healthier ways to the difficulties in your life. Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness are all skills that will be learned. For more information, visit the UCC website.
SOCIAL ANXIETY GROUP
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Do you worry too much about what others may think of you? Do you fear being judged, making mistakes, or doing something embarrassing in social or performance situations? This group will help you learn to confront your social anxiety head-on. For more information, visit the UCC website.
I CAN HELP - SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY TRAINING
Monday, September 25, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m., Zoom
Instructors are often well-positioned to spot students who may be facing mental health struggles. Are you interested in learning more? I CAN Help is a training program designed to help instructors identify students who are at risk, respond in a compassionate and helpful manner, and connect them with resources. Register here. A Zoom link will be provided following registration.
FEEL BETTER FAST WORKSHOP: HELP FOR DEPRESSION, STRESS, AND SLEEP
Thursday, October 5, 1 - 2 p.m., Saint Liam Hall, Room 314
This four-session workshop is designed to develop strategies to cope with depression and anxiety, improve sleep, and manage stress. Sessions are educational, offer facilitated activities, and provide an opportunity for participants to give each other ongoing support. For more information, contact the UCC.