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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Parents Program Presentation February 25, 2015, 6:00 p

The Parents Program is pleased to present a special broadcast for Notre Dame parents on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6 -  7 p.m. EST.  This live-streamed broadcast will feature some of the programs that help your students make the most of their Notre Dame experience.  You can watch the broadcast right here from the parents website. Read More

Sophomore Parents

The sophomore parents who were at Notre Dame over the North Carolina game weekend experienced events coordinated just for them.  The Parents Program, the Colleges, and several University programs prepared academic workshops for Saturday morning.  Each college hosted parents in sections of the Library and presented information to the parents pertaining to their college, sophomore year, and preparation for the next year.  Following the college workshops presentations to all the sophomore parents were made about the Center for Digital Scholarship, the Career Center, Education Abroad, and upcoming renovations for the Library. About 300 parents attended the academic workshops.    Read More

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

ND Weather

Lord,
as the year cools down, we feel it here through our coats,
and so we are reminded of those with lesser coats.
As the big lake sends us snow falling sideways,
we are reminded of our substantial shelter and
of those without such sanctuary.
Rather than let the dark of winter be overwhelming,
give us, O Lord, our own weather in our hearts,
ever like the best day of spring.
Let us show that best day -
warm, pleasant, and supportive in all things that are Yours -
to all who will see it. Amen.

By Frank Bellini, 1971 Alumnus.
From Lead, Kindly Light, The Notre Dame Book of Prayers,
Published by Campus Ministry

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Calendar 2014-15                                    

Dec. 8:  December E-newsletter to Current Parents
Jan. 11:  Undergraduate halls open at 9 a.m.
Jan. 15:  January 2015 E-News to Current Parents
Jan. 19:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 29:  Winter Career and Internship Fair
Feb. 3:   Feast of St. Blaise
Feb. 16: Presidents' Day
Feb. 18:  Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent
Feb. 20 - 22:  Junior Parents Weekend/ Expo Roma
Feb. 25:  Live-streamed webcast for parents
               6 - 7 p.m. EST via parents website
Mar.8:  Daylight Savings Time begins
Apr. 3 - 6:  Easter Holiday

                                
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President, University of Notre Dame
2005 Inaugural Address