“That’s why they call us the ‘Fighting Irish’” (photo gallery)


Grotto candles form the number "2020," a tribute to the graduating class who will experience commencement online May 17. An on-campus celebration for the Class of 2020 is scheduled for spring 2021. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

In a video shared with the Notre Dame community last week, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. said, "In recent weeks, you've shown that at Notre Dame we become stronger and more united when we fight through adversity.”

That’s been demonstrated throughout the campus community, from faculty who pivoted to online teaching in a little over a week to Center for Culinary Excellence staff that, in a sustainable move, prepared meals from fresh food left over when campus closed and froze them for later. 

Here’s a photo gallery of what’s been going on on campus while most of us have been away.