TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (December 20)



For the Week of December 20

Christmas Wishes and Preparations for the New Year

This is the last faculty/staff/postdoc digest for 2021. We wish you safe travels as you gather with loved ones, joy, blessings and a relaxing Christmas break.
The first student digest in the new year will be sent Sunday, Jan. 9. The first faculty/staff/postdoc digest in the new year will be sent Monday, Jan. 10. Please send all entries for those 2022 versions by the extended deadline of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Thank you.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Notre Dame Wellness Center Christmas Hours
Hours are as follows, with the pharmacy opening 30 minutes later and closing 30 minutes later. The exception for the pharmacy is Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30 and 31, as noted below. Wellness Center link.
∙ Normal 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. hours through Thursday, Dec. 23
∙ Friday, Dec. 24; 8 a.m. to noon
Closed: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 25-26
∙ Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 27-29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
∙ Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30-31; 8 a.m. to noon (Pharmacy drive-thru open ONLY after noon both days until 5 p.m.)

Museum Closed for the Campus-wide Christmas Break
The Snite Museum of Art exhibitions and staff offices will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 3, in participation with the campus-wide Christmas break for all faculty, staff and students.

Hesburgh Library Christmas Break Hours Dec. 17-Jan. 9
During Christmas break, Hesburgh Library will be open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be closed on Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 31, and Jan. 1, 2 and 3. Find all branch and service desk hours at

Office of General Counsel
The physical offices of Office of General Counsel are now closed through late January as the office suite undergoes an expansion. OGC staff will be working remotely during this time.

Deadlines or Registrations

Opt In to Receive W-2 Electronically
Faculty, staff and student workers now have the opportunity to receive W-2s electronically rather than as a printed statement through the mail. The benefits of opting in are to protect the privacy of your financial information and to eliminate the chance of your paper statement being lost in the mail. Opt in by Friday, Dec. 31. 

March for Life Travel Reimbursement, Discounted Housing
The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is offering travel reimbursement to faculty, staff and graduate students who plan to join students at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 21. Apply for travel reimbursement by Monday, Jan. 10. The center also has a discounted block of rooms at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the march. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Dec. 23, to get the reduced rates. Reserve a room online or call 1-800-393-2503 and reference the code “NDM4L.” Click for the de Nicola Center’s full itinerary of March for Life events. Email questions to

Canvas Training Available in January
There will be several chances for free Canvas training via Zoom during the week before spring semester classes begin. Choose from four different online Canvas training sessions held between Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 4-6. Details are available on the registration form.
Canvas 101 Basics Workshop: Tuesday, Jan. 4; 10 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 5; 1 to 2 p.m.

Canvas Gradebook: Tuesday, Jan. 4; 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 6; 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Creating Tests in Canvas: Wednesday, Jan. 5; 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 6; 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Organizing Your Canvas Course: Assignments, Syllabus, Pages and Modules: Thursday, Jan. 6; 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Booster Requirement
As part of the faculty and staff vaccine requirement, all faculty and staff members are required to receive a COVID-19 booster. The [NEW as of Dec. 21] deadline to receive your booster is Tuesday, March 1 Friday, Jan. 21, (or if you are not yet eligible by Jan. 21, as soon as you become eligible).
Faculty and staff may receive the booster vaccination at any off-campus location or at the University’s on-campus booster vaccination clinic. Faculty and staff must register for an appointment at the on-campus clinic in advance. Register now for the on-campus COVID-19 vaccination booster clinic.
On-campus clinic: Thursday, Jan. 20; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Gate 2, Joyce Center (offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine)

Faith and Service

Celebrate Christmas at the Basilica
Seating is on a first-come basis. Masks will now be required for Christmas Eve and Day.
Friday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
5 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass
10 p.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols (livestreamed)
11 p.m. Christmas Mass in the Night (livestreamed)

Saturday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day
10 a.m. Christmas Mass

Health and Recreation

Virtual Slow Look
Join the Snite Museum of Art online for a 20-minute mindful look at a work of art. Walk away feeling relaxed and recharged as tools of mindfulness are used for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “Youth and the Maiden.”
Monday, Dec. 20; 12:30 to 1 p.m. online

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Sakai Tip: Submitting Final Semester Scores from Sakai
Sakai cannot send final student grades directly to the registrar’s system. To submit your grades to the registrar’s site, you can enter final letter grades manually or import student grades from a downloaded copy of your gradebook.

Canvas Tip: Submitting Final Semester Scores from Canvas
Canvas cannot send final student grades directly to the registrar’s system. To submit your grades to the registrar’s site, you can enter final letter grades manually or import student grades from a downloaded copy of your gradebook.

Google Tip: Use Your Voice to Edit in Docs and Slides
Did you know you can type and edit with your voice in Docs and Slides? This convenient voice typing/command feature converts your voice into text by using the microphone on your computer. It is available in Google Docs and Slides speaker notes, and only in a Chrome browser.

Use Calendar to Set Your Work Location
Use Google Calendar to let others know when and where you typically work on any given day, in the office or working remotely. This helps when you and others are scheduling meetings or need to know how best to reach someone.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.