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The Parents Program at the University of Notre Dame invites all our parents to be engaged in the life of the University. Whether you are a current parent, a lifetime parent, or a prospective parent, your students are our greatest treasure. We are grateful to you for supporting their decision to attend the University of Notre Dame, and we share your pride in their success. We welcome your commitment to, and involvement with, the University of Notre Dame.

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Welcome Weekend 2015

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The Parents Program wants to congratulate and welcome our incoming students and their parents!

Welcome Weekend 2015 is coordinated by the First Year of Studies and the Office of Student Affairs.  The Parents Program had 70 parents who volunteered to greet and welcome our new families.  These Ministers of Hospitality were in the parking lot staging areas and in two tents on campus providing welcome packets of information and the chance to share their parent experience and answer questions.  A special welcome lunch on Saturday gave parents a chance to relax and visit with each other.   Read More

Sophomore Parents Weekend

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For the fourth year, the Parents Program is coordinating special events for sophomore parents who are planning to be on campus Sept. 25-26.  

The Sept. 26 home game against Massachusetts has been designated a 'parent game' by the Football Ticket Office.  For sophomore parents planning to be on campus that weekend, the Parents Program has coordinated Academic Workshops from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science.  Sophomore parents will be receiving a special email after Labor Day inviting them to these events.  In addition to the Academic Workshops the Parents Program will be collaborating with the sophomore class to offer a picnic for parents and their students at noon.   Read More

Mothers of Notre Dame Mass 2015

For the fourth year, volunteer parents across the country have worked with the Parents Program to coordinate a local Mothers of Notre Dame Mass.  These Masses, celebrated in May, honor Our Lady and the mothers and women of Notre Dame. This year eighteen Masses will bring the Notre Dame familiies together throughout the United States and in El Salvador and Venezuela. Read More

Broadcast for Parents

The Parents Program presented a special broadcast for Notre Dame parents on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6 -  7 p.m. EST. This live-streamed broadcast featured some of the programs that help our students make the most of their Notre Dame experience.  The broadcast included presentations about education abroad; opportunities in the Center for Social Concerns; opportunities for awards and scholarships such as the Rhodes and Fulbright; career and internship programs; and Notre Dame Day 2015.  The broadcast was live from the beautiful Leighton Concert Hall stage in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and streamed over the parents website. Read More

PRAYER OF FRESHMEN
 

     Lord, help me in this time of transition,
for with You I can do all things.
     Help me to remember this as I begin my college life.
Help me to know that while it is difficult to leave family
and friends behind,they will always be there for me.
     Let me make the most of this blessing You have given me,
this chance to be here at Notre Dame.
     Give me the courage to be myself and to grow
beyond my comforts.
     Help me to try my best in academics, knowing
that A's will sometimes be difficult to attain.
     Most of all, Lord, help me to keep You first in my life.
If I let You lead my way, I can never go wrong. Amen.

by Holly Pavlick, Farley Hall 

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70 Parent Volunteers Welcomed the New Parents
to Notre Dame over Welcome Weekend 2015.

Calendar 2015                                     

June 22:  June E-News to Current Parents
July 17:  Billing statements available in IRISHPAY
Aug. 13: August E-News for Current Parents 

August 25:  First day of classes
August 28:  Feast of St. Augustine
Sept. 5:  Notre Dame v. Texas
Sept. 7:  Labor Day, School in Session
Sept. 19:  Notre Dame v. Georgia Tech
Oct. 17 - 25:  Mid-term break
 

                                
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President, University of Notre Dame
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