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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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Welcome Weekend 2015

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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 has over 50 parents who have volunteered to greet and welcome our new families.  These Ministers of Hospitality will be 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 will give parents a chance to relax and visit with each other. Read More

Sophomore Parents Weekend

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For the fourth year, the Parents Program is coordinating special events for sophomore parents who are planning to be on campus Sept. 26.  

The Sept. 26 game against Massachusetts has been designated a 'parent game' by the Football Ticket Office.  For sophomore parents planning to be on campus that weekend, the Parents Program has coordinated Academic Workshops from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science.  Sophomore parents will be receiving a special email at the end of August inviting them to these events.  In addition to the Academic Workshops the Parents Program will be collaborating with the sophomore class to offer a nonalcoholic tailgate for parents and their students at noon.   Read More

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

PARENTS 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 emotional time.

on our distinguished faculty.
Allow their wisdom and experience to enrich 
all those they encounter:

on the Notre Dame staff
who keep this beautiful campus running.

on our parent volunteers 
who gave of their time to be with
the parents of our incoming freshmen.

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, 
Deacon and Parent of Two Notre Dame Seniors.

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Calendar 2015                                     

May 15:  May E-News to Current Parents
June 22:  June E-News to Current Parents
July 17:  Billing statements available in IRISHPAY

WELCOME WEEK 2015:
August 19 - 20:  New International student orientation
August 20:   Transfer student orientation
August 21 - 23:  Welcome Weekend First year students
August 23:  Residence halls open 9 a.m. for upperclassmen

August 25:  First day of classes
Oct. 17 - 25:  Mid-term break
 

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