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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Parent Volunteers Welcome New Parents

The Parents Program this year had 68 parents from across the country who volunteered as Ministers of Hospitality to greet and welcome our new parents and students on Friday, August 22 over Orientation Weekend.  

As the newest members of the Notre Dame family lined up in the parking lot staging areas for move-in, these wonderful Ministers of Hospitality were there and at two Parent tents on campus to provide information packets and a warm welcome.  The packets of information included the 2014 Parents Program brochure, a campus map, information about South Bend from the Chamber of Commerce, directions to various stores in the area, and additional information from several programs on campus.   Read More

Mothers of Notre Dame Mass 2014

For the third year, parents across the country have worked with the Parents Program to coordinate a Mothers of Notre Dame Mass to celebrate the women and mothers of Notre Dame. On May 18, 2014, the Sunday after Mother's Day, or May 4, 2014,  the Sunday before Mother's Day, several Masses dedicated to our Notre Dame mothers will be celebrated. Read More

Live Broadcast for Parents

The Parents Program broadcast for parents last night was filled with significant and comprehensive information.  The broadcast was live at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and was the second year this type of presentation was offered to our parents. Coming up in this space will be a video of the presentation

Presenting information about their programs were Kate Barrett from Campus Ministry, Ryan Willerton from the Office of Community Standards, Tom Guinan from ND International, and Mary Nucciarone from the Office of Financial Aid. Read More

Junior Parents Weekend

Congratulations to the JPW student committee who planned a wonderful Junior Parents Weekend for 2014.

JPW began Friday, February 14, with the Gala, and concluded Sunday, February 16, with brunch.  The snowstorm that hit the east coast did not daunt the excitement and delight of the parents who changed flights, drove intead of flew, and braved all elements to make it to campus for the weekend.  Junior parents and the parents of senior architecture students spent the weekend with their students learning more about their college, their major in that college, and meeting their friends in the residence halls.  Read More

A Parent's Prayer at the Start of the New School Year

Heavenly Father,
As we begin this new academic year,
we ask You to send Your blessing

On our newly admitted and returning students:
help them to reach their full academic potential
and to realize their dreams;

On their parents:
give them peace at this stressful time;

On our parent voluteers
who gave of their time to be with the parents
of our incoming freshman;

On our distinguished faculty:
allow their wisdom and experience
to enrich all those they encounter;

On the Notre Dame staff
who keeps this beautiful campus running;

We ask the Blessed Mother, whose University this is,
to extend her special protection
upon all who study, teach or serve here.

May the blessing of Almighty God,
who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
descend upon us all now
and remain with us forever.   Amen.

Tom Wadolowski, Notre Dame Parent and Parent Volunteer




Calendar 2014                                   
August 13              August E-newsletter to Current Parents
Sept. 11                  September E-newsletter to Current Parents
Sept. 13                  Shamrock Series: ND v Purdue, Indianapolis
Sept. 17                  Dept. of English Reading - Steve Tomasula
Sept. 19                  Sophomore Class "Gatsby Event"
Sept. 21                  Feast of St. Matthew, the Apostle
Sept. 27                  ND at Syracuse, MetLife Stadium, NJ
Sept. 28 - Oct. 5    Office of Digital Learning Week
Oct.   4                     ND v Stanford
Oct. 11                    ND v N Carolina, Soph parents events
Oct. 18 - 26            Mid-term Break

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This is our goal "...to build a Notre Dame that is bigger and better than ever - a great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the pre-eminent research institutions in the world, a center for learning whose intellectual and religious traditions converge to make it a healing, unifying, enlightening force for a world deeply in need."

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