Kickoff ND Schedule

Your Welcome Week experience began with your arrival on campus, but continues through the first weeks of the fall semester! Scroll below to find information about events and activities planned to help you familiarize yourself with campus and transition into your new life as a Notre Dame student. More events and details to be added as we move deeper into the fall semester!


 

Kickoff ND Schedule

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Opening Mass

Join the entire University community as we begin the new academic year!

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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Art Attack @DPAC

Everything's free event! Student performances, info on job, auditions, photo booth, events, free stuff, ice cream, and more. Masks are required indoorsLearn more here!

Location: DPAC

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Feed Your Faith

Join Campus Ministry and a variety of faith-based student groups for our annual Feed Your Faith event! Learn more about the many opportunities for faith development on campus while enjoying free food from local food trucks and musical entertainment. 

Location: South Quad

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Navigating College Walking Tours

Sign up HERE and Meet in W210 Duncan!

Location: W210 Duncan Student Center

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Mental Health Resource Fair

Join Student Government for a Mental Health Resource Fair!

Location: Fieldhouse Mall

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Studying Peace! Stories from Students in Peace Studies

Join students from the Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to learn more about studying peace as a Notre Dame student. Peace studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that advances your knowledge about the nature and causes of violence, oppression, and inequality, and builds your capacity to transform conflict, effect lasting social change, and develop constructive personal, group, and political relationships across ethnic, racial, religious, class, and national boundaries. The Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies offers the chance to explore these topics in the classroom and learn from leading scholars and practitioners of peacebuilding. It also provides you with learning experiences outside of the classroom, including a major student-led peace conference and the potential for research assistantships and funded independent research. In this conversation, current peace studies students will share their experiences in the program, talk about the importance of peace studies for their academic and career goals, and answer your questions about being a peace studies student. Free peace studies and Kroc Institute swag will be available to those who attend.

Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

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LGBTQ Welcome Back Picnic

All are welcome to join the GRC, PrismND, and Notre Dame Student Government to kick off the year with delicsious food and good company!

Location: Fieldhouse Mall

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Navigating College Walking Tours

Sign up HERE and Meet in W210 Duncan!

Location: W210 Duncan Student Center

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Twilight Trivia Night

Team Edward? Team Jacob? Put your knowledge of Twilight to the test. Join SAO in Legends on Thursday at 9pm to prove you're a Twilight superfan! Make sure you bring your phone in order to participate. Prizes will include gift cards, ND swag, and more for the top 3 winners of each round!

Location: Legends

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Best of Duncan

Spend the evening getting to know all the resources in the Duncan Student Center. You also have a chance to win great prizes including a TV, Notre Dame gear, and other college essentials!

Location: Duncan Student Center

Friday, August 27, 2021

First Year Retreat

Learn more here!

Location: Off Campus Retreat Center

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The Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Thinking of traveling to Europe while at Notre Dame? Interested in international affairs or diplomacy? Please join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies for ice cream and an open house on Friday, August 27 from 2 - 4 pm. Students will have the opportunity to learn about research and internship opportunities in Europe as well as the Institute's Minor in European Studies and Concentration in Transnational European Studies from current students. Visit the Nanovic Institute for European Studies website here

Location: Patio in front of Nanovic Hall

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Flick on the Field (with pre & post movie activities)

Join your classmates on Library Lawn and inside Notre Dame Stadium for free food, activities, and a movie!

Location: Notre Dame Stadium and Library Lawn

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Asian First Year Retreat

Learn more here!

Location: Off Campus Retreat Center

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Bounce Back Bash

Join SUB for the Bounce Back Bash!

Location: Between Duncan Student Center and DeBartolo Hall

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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Spanish Mass

Join Campus Ministry each Sunday at 3:30 PM for Spanish Mass!

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Monday, August 30, 2021

Pop-Up Health Huts

Find Health Huts around campus and gain resources for the new academic year!

Location: TBD

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Kellogg Institute Undergraduate Student Open House

Food, Fun and Kellogg! Join Kellogg students, faculty and staff for food, prizes and games while learning about Kellogg student programs. Pick up Kellogg swag and submit your name for prizes that will be raffled off every 20 minutes. (Must be present to win.) Monday, August 30th, 4-6pm, Hesburgh Mendoza Quad - tent. For more information, go to this link.

Location: Hesburgh Mendoza Quad

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Activities Night

Come meet the 350+ undergraduate student clubs and organizations and learn about the involvement opportunities a Notre Dame!

Location: Notre Dame Stadium

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Fall Consulting Week

Consulting Connect hosts various events throughout the year. We invite all who are interested to attend and to RSVP via Handshake. Outlined below are the different types of events we currently host. Check Handshake and the weekly newsletter for dates, times, and locations.

Learn more here!

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

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Yoga in the Garden

OSE and Rec Sports will be hosting Yoga in the Garden which will take place in the Snite Museum of art Courtyard on Tuesday, August 31st! Join us for a relaxing time! Yoga mats will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP here!

Location: Snite Museum of Art Courtyard

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Home under the Dome- succulents and DIY picture frames

Grab your friends and join the GROW peer educators from the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being in activities to help make your campus space feel like home. There will be succulents with pots to decorate, photo printers with DIY frames, resources, giveaways and more! We look forward to seeing what you create as you settle in to your Home Under the Dome. ​

Location: Fieldhouse Mall

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Time Management Workshop

Want to learn more about how to manage your time as an ND student? Join the Office of Student Enrichment and Fighting Irish Scholars as they discuss resources and helpful tips on time management! Space is limited, register here!

Location: 117 Hayes Healy

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fall Consulting Week

Consulting Connect hosts various events throughout the year. We invite all who are interested to attend and to RSVP via Handshake. Outlined below are the different types of events we currently host. Check Handshake and the weekly newsletter for dates, times, and locations.

Learn more here!

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Fall Consulting Week

Consulting Connect hosts various events throughout the year. We invite all who are interested to attend and to RSVP via Handshake. Outlined below are the different types of events we currently host. Check Handshake and the weekly newsletter for dates, times, and locations.

Learn more here!

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Fro-Yo Social

Jon the GRC for Fro-Yo!

Location: Fieldhouse Mall

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Budgeting in College

Time is not the only thing students need to manage, it's also important to manage your money with a budget. Join us for an interactive session on how to successfully set and stick to a budget in college.  Space is limited so be sure to RSVP here!

Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

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Schitt's Creek Trivia Night

Ew, David! We're heading to Schitt's Creek with the Rose family to test your knowledge on all things Alexis, David, Johnny, Moira and more. Come celebrate the Rose Family and the fine, fine people of Schitt's Creek on Thursday in Legends at 9pm. Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners of each round!

Location: Legends

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AcoustiCafe

Join your classmates in playing and enjoying live acoustic music!

Location: Library Lawn (Duncan Student Center as rain site)

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Best of LaFortune

Spend the evening getting to know all the resources in the LaFortune Student Center. You also have a chance to win great prizes including an Apple watch, ND gear, and other college essentials!

Location: LaFortune Student Center

Friday, September 3, 2021

Fall Consulting Week

Consulting Connect hosts various events throughout the year. We invite all who are interested to attend and to RSVP via Handshake. Outlined below are the different types of events we currently host. Check Handshake and the weekly newsletter for dates, times, and locations.

Learn more here!

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Black Student Ministry First Year Retreat (The Plunge)

Learn more here!

Location: Off Campus Retreat Center

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Live Band Karaoke

Singing is only half the fun! Watching others performing their unique renditions of rock’s greatest songs also contribute to the hilarity. Through combining the silly fun of karaoke with the energy of a live rock band, come and perform with Live Band Karaoke to fulfill your rock and roll fantasy. Join us at 8pm in the Legends Nightclub for a time you wont forget.

Location: Legends

Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Latino First Year Retreat

Learn more here!

Location: Off Campus Retreat Center

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Fall Carnival

Come one and all for the annual Notre Dame Carnival! Step right up to enjoy a night of rides, games, food, and music! This is a don't miss event happening at the Bookstore Lot, starting at 8pm.

Location: Bookstore Parking Lot

Sunday, September 5, 2021

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FSU Away Game Watch

Go Irish!

Location: South Quad

Monday, September 6, 2021

First Year Student Union Showcase

Join Student Government in the First Year Student Union Showcase. More info to come!

Location: TBD

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

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Understanding Your Financial Aid

Understanding your financial aid package can be confusing but it does not have to be!  Join Mary Nucciarone, Director of Financial Aid and the Office of Student Enrichment for this program! Space is limited but we are hosting two sessions so be sure to register for the night that best fits your schedule! RSVP here.

Location: 117 Hayes Healy

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Student Stand Ups/Humor Artists Show

Laugh all night with the Humor Artists!

Location: Legends

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AcoustiCafe

Join SUB and your classmates in playing and enjoying live acoustic music!

Location: Library Lawn

Friday, September 10, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday returns to Library Lawn from 9-11 p.m. Join us to enjoy: Junbiggies, Yum Dum, and Decadent Flavor

Location: Library Lawn

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Monday, September 13, 2021

Cultural Showcase

Join MSPS and your classmates for Cultural Showcase! More info to come!

Location: Library Lawn

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

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Understanding Your Financial Aid

Understanding your financial aid package can be confusing but it does not have to be!  Join Mary Nucciarone, Director of Financial Aid and the Office of Student Enrichment for this program! Space is limited but we are hosting two sessions so be sure to register for the night that best fits your schedule! RSVP here.

Location: 117 Hayes Healy

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall Career Fair Week

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Fall Career Fair week offers multiple events for all students to meet employers and explore opportunities. Learn more at careerfair.nd.edu.

Location: Duncan Student Center and virtual