Volunteers at Orientation 2012

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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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Parent Volunteers Welcome New Parents

The Parents Program this year has 66 parents from across the country who have 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 line-up in the parking lot staging areas for move-in, these wonderful Ministers of Hospitality will be there and at two Parent tents on campus to provide information packets and a warm welcome.  The packets of information include 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

Prayer of a Freshman

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 

 

Tulips lining path to Notre Dame Grotto

 

Calendar 2014                                   
June 11                 June E-newsletter to Current Parents
August 13              August E-newsletter to Current Parents
August 15              Feast of the Assumption of Mary
August 19 - 20      Orientation for International Students
August 21              Orientation for readmitted and transfer
                                       students
August 22 - 24      Orientation for First Year Students
August 24              Undergraduate halls open at 9 a.m. for
                                       under-graduate move-in
August 26              Classes begin;  
                                Oening of school year Mass
August 27              Application deadline for
                                        CSC fall break seminars
August 30              Notre Dame v. Rice
Sept. 1                    Labor Day - classes in session
Sept. 6                    Notre Dame v. Michigan
Sept. 9 & 10           Fall Career Internship & Job Fair
Sept. 9                    Engineering Industry Day  5 - 8:30 p.m. 
Sept. 10                  Dept. of English Reading - Dan Vera 
Sept. 17                  Dept. of English Reading - Steve Tomasula

                                
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