Three special on-campus parent weekends are First Year Orientation, Junior Parent Weekend, and Commencement Weekend. 

Football Weekends

Football weekends often provide opportunities to spend time on campus with your student.  The Ticket Office has designated three games this season for parents to be able to obtain tickets.  The 2017 designated parent games are September 30, November 4, and November 18.  Current parents receive a special ticket application in April for these two games.  Incoming first year parents received their applications in June.

2017 Football Schedule - Parent Games are September 30, November 4, and Nov. 18.

Notre Dame Ticket Office


Welcome Weekend

Bringing your student to Notre Dame as they begin their college career is an exciting and full weekend. Coordinated by First Year of Studies and the Division of Student Affairs, the weekend involves Division of Student Affairs residence hall activities, First Year of Studies academic orientation, Campus Ministry’s special Mass for students and parents, and the Official University Welcome hosted by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. The Parents Program and the Alumni Association provide hospitality and support at locations throughout the campus.

Sophomore Parents

Details of this event are TBD.

Junior Parent Weekend

Each year in February, the junior class celebrates a weekend with parents. The events include the opening gala, the Mass and President’s dinner, and the closing brunch. Each college arranges special events for its students and their parents.


The tremendous support you have given your student is culminated in Commencement Weekend. Coordinated by the Registrar’s Office, go to to get all the details on the weekend, including dates, tickets, housing, and parking.


Annual Webcast

Join us for the 4th Annual Parents Program Webcast on March 28, 2017!

Notre Dame Day

Each spring we celebrate Notre Dame's mission to do good in the world through the stories of students, alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Day also provides an opportunity to give back by supporting what means the most to you at the University. This could be your child's residence hall, student activity group, program of study, or hundreds of other areas.

Harper Cancer Research Institute's Walk for Hope

​The Harper Cancer Research Institute invites the Notre Dame family to walk in honor of—and in solidarity with—all those who have been impacted by cancer.  The inaugural Walk for Hope will raise money to support cancer research at Notre Dame. The walk will begin at 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 4th at Irish Green and conclude with a prayer service at the Grotto.  Candles will be available at the Grotto for participants to light in honor of a loved one affected by cancer.  A donation of $10 is suggested.​

Those interested in the event can register to walk (or to have someone walk on their behalf) at the Walk for Hope registration page.