TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 1)


For the Week of June 1

Arts and Performances


The Snite Museum of Art Reopening
The Snite Museum of Art welcomes the public back into the museum beginning Tuesday, June 1. In compliance with Notre Dame regulations, all visitors must wear masks and remain 6 feet from other visitors not in their group. Admission is always free.
Tuesday, June 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

University COVID-19 testing facilities will be closed on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day).

Diversity and Inclusion

Call for Nominations for 2021-22 Notre Dame Staff of International Descent
NDSID is accepting self-nominations for positions on committees as well as leadership positions. The focus is to provide cultural, social and intellectual activities for Notre Dame international staff and faculty and the University population at large. Membership is open to all Notre Dame staff, faculty and administrators. The deadline is Monday, May 31.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Advance Your Education and Apply for a Fred Freeman Scholarship
If you’ve recently thought about going back to school, taking a course or completing a certification, you should consider applying for the Fred Freeman Staff Scholarship. It awards up to $2,000 in educational expenses per semester to eligible Notre Dame full-time, non-exempt staff. Learn more about the scholarship. Applications are due Tuesday, June 1.

Taste of Technology — “Back Under the Big Top: Remote Work Lessons for the Office”
Work life has changed. Find out how to combine the best of remote and in-person work. The Zoom link will be in the calendar invitation.
Tuesday, June 8; 10 to 11 a.m.

Taste of Technology — “Gmail Vanishing Act: Filter Your Inbox with Labels”
Learn to use filters and labels in Gmail to keep your inbox under control. The Zoom link will be included in the calendar invitation.
Wednesday, June 9; 2 to 3 p.m.

Taste of Technology — “Old Tech, New Trick: Uses for Old Smart Phones”
Old smartphones can be more than paperweights or toys for the kids. The Zoom link will be included in the calendar invitation.
Thursday, June 10; 10 to 11 a.m.

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, June 8; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ contractsND Module Demonstration, Wednesday, June 9; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, June 10; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Faith and Service

Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations. RSVP form.
Thursday, June 3; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Staff Prayer of Remembrance
All staff are invited to a 20-minute virtual prayer. Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, will lead the prayer honoring all deceased staff as well as deceased loved ones of staff. The prayer will express the love for those deceased and offer an opportunity as a community to support one another. RSVP for the Zoom link.  
Friday, June 4; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame Community Choir
The Notre Dame Community Choir is excited to gather weekly this summer. The choir historically provides music for Sunday Masses throughout the summer but due to current restrictions, the choir will instead sing at Sunday Vespers. All are welcome; no audition required. Learn more here or contact Patrick Kronner, director, at or 631-7779.
Weekly Rehearsals from June 10 to July 15 on Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (masks required) in the West Concourse, Notre Dame Stadium
Sunday Vespers:
June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18; 7:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (masks required)

Health and Recreation

University COVID-19 Testing Facilities Summer Schedule
Here are the summer hours for the University coronavirus testing facilities located at the North Dome of the Joyce Center.
∙ Surveillance testing collection: Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Note: No Friday hours)
∙ Diagnostic testing: Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
∙ University Health Services (UHS): Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekly surveillance testing for faculty, staff and students will be available on a voluntary basis.

Summer Fitness Classes Begin June 1
Looking to stay active this summer? Be sure to check out RecSports’ Group Fitness Classes and F.A.S.T. (Faculty and Staff Training) Classes that are being offered for free this summer, both in-person and virtually. Click here for more info.

Lectures and Presentations

Fourth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium — “Achieving Carbon Neutrality: An Emphasis on Global Partnerships and Climate Justice”
Experts from academia, industry and government will explore topics and issues surrounding the urgency to tackle climate change, reduce carbon emissions and create a clean and sustainable energy future. Registration is open to the public and has been extended to noon Thursday, June 3.
Thursday, June 3; 1 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, June 4; 1 to 5 p.m.

Call for Posters: Fourth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
Postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and schools are invited to present a research poster during ND Energy’s annual research symposium. Poster sessions will be held virtually both days. All energy-related topics are welcome. Last chance to submit a poster with the deadline extended to Tuesday, June 1.
Thursday, June 3; 3:15 to 4 p.m. online
Friday, June 4; 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Campus Shuttle Suspended Until August
The Notre Dame Shuttle will suspend service for the months of June and July. Shuttle service ended Friday, May 28, and is expected to resume in August. Parking should be more available closer to places of work during this time. Please contact Parking Services at 631-5053 if you are in need of accommodations.

iNDCars Rebranded to ParkND
The Parking Services office has completed the implementation of its new parking management software. In doing so, they have rebranded iNDCars to ParkND. New features and capabilities of ParkND include the ability to:
     ∙ Pay citations online
     ∙ View citations and corresponding violation photos
     ∙ Modify vehicle information

Given this implementation and new features, all faculty/staff hang tags will be extended through Wednesday, Aug. 21. Permit registration will open early June; a separate email will follow in the coming days regarding information on how to register vehicles for the upcoming academic year. If you have any questions, please email Parking Services at or call 631-5053.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Weekend IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 5, through 8 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

Canvas to Replace Sakai
Canvas will replace Sakai as the University’s new learning management system. Courses will be phased in over the next few semesters and all courses will be transitioned by spring 2023. Select faculty teaching in Canvas this fall have been contacted directly. Training and support will be available to ensure a smooth transition. OIT and ND Learning will continue to support Sakai until December 2022.

Keep up to date on 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.