Volunteers at Orientation 2012

Proud to be ND Notre Dame Parent Pride

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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Saying Good-Bye


I came to Notre Dame four and a half years ago to establish a program for parents that would provide information on a regular basis and opportunities for parents to be involved with Notre Dame.  The Parents Program has provided monthly e-newsletters to current parents, quarterly e-newsletters to lifetime Notre Dame parents (those whose students have graduated), in addition to an annual webcast, a parents website, and social media feeds.  The Parents Program has become a means for answering parents’ questions and providing University information to parents.   Read More

Welcome Weekend 2015


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


For the fourth year, the Parents Program coordinated special events for sophomore parents who were on campus Sept. 25-26.  

The Sept. 26 home game against Massachusetts was designated a 'parent game' by the Football Ticket Office.  For sophomore parents who planned to be on campus that weekend, the Parents Program coordinated Academic Workshops on Saturday morning in the Jordan Hall of Science.  Following the Academic Workshops the Parents Program collaborated with the sophomore class to offer a picnic for parents and their students at noon.   Read More

Mothers of Notre Dame Mass

For four years 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. Last May (2015) twenty Masses brought the Notre Dame familiies together throughout the United States and in El Salvador and Venezuela. Read More


Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.



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

Calendar 2015                                     

Aug. 13: August E-News for Current Parents 
Sept. 16:  September E-News for Current Parents

Oct. 17 - 25:  Mid-term break
Nov. 8 & 11:  Baraka Bouts
Nov. 14:  ND v. Wake Forest
Nov. 15:  Studty abroad applications due
Nov. 25 - 29:  Thanksgiving holiday                             

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Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame
2005 Inaugural Address