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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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

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

Christmas Prayer

Bless us, Lord, as we come to Bethlehem,
where animals and angels, shepherds and seekers
together behold Your face.
Here snow becomes straw and frost becomes flowers
as winter melts into everlasting spring.
In our holy Christmas, in this festival of Christ,
give us the riches of poverty and the power of weakness
as we join the angels in proclaiming Your praise:

Glory in heaven and peace on earth,
now and forever. Amen.

From Lead, Kindly Light, The Notre Dame Book of Prayers,
Published by Campus Ministry














Calendar 2014                                    

Oct.  8:  October E-newsletter to Current Parents
Nov. 12: November E-newsletter to Current Parents
Nov. 15 - Dec. 3:  Registration appointments for
                                          Spring 2015 semester
Dec. 6:  Feast of St. Nicholas
Dec. 8:  Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec. 8:  December E-newsletter to Current Parents
Dec. 11:  Last Class day
Dec. 12:  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec. 13:  Feast of St. Lucy
Dec. 12 - 14:  Reading Days
Dec. 15 - 19:  Final Exams
Dec. 20:  Undergraduate halls close at 2 p.m.
Jan. 5:  Spring semester tuition balance due
Jan. 11:  Undergraduate halls open at 9 a.m.

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