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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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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

Sophomore Parents Tailgate

The Parents Program and the Sophomore Class Council sponsored a nonalcoholic tailgate for sophomore parents who were on campus Saturday Nov. 2 to attend the Navy game which had been designated by the Football Ticket Office as one of the two parent games.  This year's Sophomore Class Council and the Parents Program for the second year sponsored a nonalcoholic tailgate for the sophomore parents and students, from noon to 2 p.m.  Over 600 parents and students attended.  Harmonia performed for the guests.  Read More

Prayer for Families

Dear Lord,
Keep our family in Your divine protection.
Increase our compassion for one another;
give us hearts full of mercy and forgiveness.

Let us speak from a place of love
when we share our concerns with our
parents, brothers, and sisters.

Never let a day pass by that we fail to say
"I love you."

Increase our gratitude for our gifts and talents
and never let jealousy or a diminished self-esteem
cause us to negatively compare ourselves with
family members.

Help our family by Your presence to the underserved
and grant us Your life-sustaining peace.

By Kathleen M. Sullivan, '82MA, '87PhD
From The Notre Dame Book of Prayer
Published by the Office of Campus Ministry

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Calendar 2014                                   
May 15                    May E-newsletter to Current Parents
June 11                  June E-newsletter to Current Parents
July 23                    Feast of St. Bridget
July 25                    Feast of St. James the Apostle
July 31                    Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola
August 15              Feast of the Assumption of Mary
August 19 - 20      Orientation for International Students
August 21              Orientation for readmitted and transfer
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;  
                                 Mass -opening of school year.
August 30              Notre Dame v. Rice
Sept. 1                    Labor Day - classes in session
Sept. 6                    Notre Dame v. Michigan
Sept. 10                  Dept. of English Reading - Dan Vera 
Sept. 17                  Dept. of English Reading - Steve Tomasula

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