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University News 

Fall semester to begin on campus two weeks early

The University will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 fall semester the week of Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than scheduled. University president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., made the announcement in emails to the campus community on Monday. (More...)

University News 

Basilica to reopen for public Masses on Sunday

Beginning Sunday, May 24, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be open for regular Sunday and daily Masses. There are safe gathering and worship guidelines in place. (More...

Notre Dame hosts degree conferral ceremony

The University hosted its first virtual degree conferral ceremony on Sunday, May 17, the day commencement had been scheduled(Watch it or read about it.) Due to the coronavirus pandemic, commencement for the Class of 2020 is postponed to Memorial Day weekend 2021.

Graduation stole for members of the Class of 2020

Photo Gallery

Degree conferral successful thanks to teamwork

Much of what it took to pull off the virtual experience was accomplished by faculty and staff working remotely, received by a class spread around the world, again demonstrating "Notre Dame is still a community, even when we are far apart." (See photo gallery.)
Notre Dame employee places a Notre Dame employee assembles memory box for graduates. Father jenkins prepares to take part in the online degree conferral ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020.


Virtual and tangible elements part of celebration

Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, teams from Notre Dame Studios, Marketing Communications (Multimedia and Print), Strategic Content, Media Relations and University Enterprises and Events provided the memorable experience. (See below.)

GIFs for Social Media

GIF including three moving GIFS that can be downloaded for social media, by clicking.

Alma Mater Video

Drone shot of University of Notre Dame campus.

Social Media

Katelin Walsch '20 shares a moment with her grandfather, a 1965 Notre Dame alumnus.


How coronavirus could affect the presidential election

The first U.S. Presidential Debate is scheduled to take place at Notre Dame in 133 days and election day is in 168 days. Robert Schmuhl, professor emeritus of American studies, discusses the impact coronavirus could have on voter choices and turnout. (More...)


Innovation Lab, engineers create intubation boxes

The University continues to supply protective equipment for local health providers amid the pandemic, this time with the design and fabrication of intubation boxes. (More...)


Online portal forecasts coronavirus transmission

Notre Dame and University of South Florida researchers have developed an online tool that forecasts how hospitals and resources may be impacted during the pandemic. (More...)
Photo of Silvia Dall'Oliom executive director of the Rome Global Gateway.


Rome Global Gateway's executive director acted quickly as virus encrouched

Imagine you are charged with the health and safety of more than 100 students studying abroad, when a rapidly spreading mystery virus with no vaccine or cure is suddenly on your doorstep. That's the dilemma Silvia Dall’Olio, faced in February. (More...)


Summer OIT class lineup 

Update your IT skills with free summer classes beginning June 1, and OIT Lunch and Learn starting June 23. Classes will initially be hosted via Zoom. An overview of summer classes can be found here.


What's old is new again — Notre Dame brick

The Notre Dame "buff" yellow brick is legend. And its value goes beyond its history. Whenever original brick can be recovered, it's cleaned, stacked and locked away for safekeeping, according to Tony Polotto, director of construction and quality assurance. This beautiful brick takes on new life in repairs and other projects. (More...) 
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