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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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

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


God of Guiding Light and Love,
Your presence during these years has
enlivened and comforted me.
Through Your gentle care,
I have grown and experienced so much.
It was easy to feel You around me
in the beaity and fellowship of this place.
As my future presents itself,
calm my worries and fears,
remain by my side,
direct my path as our journey together continues.
With You I continue on,
expectant and excited for the life awaiting me.

By Faith Bachner-Reimer, Pasquerilla East
From Lead, Kindly Light, The Notre Dame Book of Prayers,
Published by Campus Ministry



Calendar 2014-15                                    

Feb. 11: February E-newsletter to Current Parents
Mar. 11:  March E-News to Current Parents
Apr. 15:  April E-News to Current Parents
Apr. 26:  Notre Dame Day begins 6:42 p.m.ET
May 15:  May E-News to Current Parents
May 31:  Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
June 21:  Father's Day
July 17:  Billing statements available in IRISHPAY

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