TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Aug. 10)


For the Week of August 10

Arts and Performances

Exhibition: Art 180
Feeling ready — or even eager — to spend quality time with an original work of art again? With the Snite Museum reopening for the fall semester, we invite you to ease yourself back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes during the course of the semester looking at a single photograph in the exhibition, Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.”
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries, Snite Museum of Art

The Snite Museum of Art Will Open Aug. 10, to Notre Dame Students, Faculty and Staff
Public access to the museum will not be possible at this time but should that change, we will immediately invite our public visitors. Please note: all visitors to the museum will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.

“Fresh Writing,” Volume 20 Launch and Publication
Fresh Writing, ND’s journal of exemplary first-year writing, has published its 20th volume, featuring the work of students from the spring and fall of 2019. Please enjoy the excellent work featured in the latest issue at We invite you to start with a look at the Note from the Editors, which outlines key themes of the issue.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Campus Card Office
New ID cards will be printed by appointment only. Call 631-7814 to make an appointment or email
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 423, Grace Hall  

Check Out Campus Dining’s Updated Hours for the Fall Semester

Deadlines or Registrations

14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week
During this weeklong event, there will be several activities, including a dorm/off-campus residence competition focused on creating an environmental justice advertisement and presentations focused on ensuring the health, prosperity and resiliency of our planet for generations to come. We invite you to mark your calendars and register for the online presentations.
Sunday through Friday, Aug. 23–28; via Zoom

Global News Curated and Sent to Your Email
The Keough School of Global Affairs has teamed up with DailyChatter, an independent, non-partisan news service that curates important global developments into a daily, easy-to-read newsletter. Sign up for the email at no cost.

Join the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee
Are you a creative thinker? Do you like to connect with people? Consider joining the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee to meet weekly with a group of students who creatively brainstorm ways to engage students with the museum in new and fun ways. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning | Kaneb Center Workshops:

Foundations of Teaching in Humanities and Social Sciences
(Intended for graduate students and postdocs.) Presented by Emily Donahoe and Dominique Vargas, graduate associates of the Kaneb Center, this four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills. 
Thursdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 3; 9 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

Foundations of Teaching in STEM Series
(Intended for graduate students and postdocs.) Presented by Kathryn Mulholland and Catlin Schalk, graduate associates of ND Learning | Kaneb Center. This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills. Register online.
Thursdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 3; 3 to 4:15 p.m. via Zoom  


Notre Dame Launches Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program
Notre Dame now offers a doctoral program in Materials Science and Engineering. Graduate students can apply through one of these departments: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering or Physics.

Faith and Service

Info Session for Becoming Catholic or Getting Confirmed
If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or getting confirmed at Notre Dame, join us for an informational session. For more information, please email Brett Perkins at
Thursday, Aug. 13; 7 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center
Sunday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m.

Back to School Prayer Service
Please join the Notre Dame Alumni Association in offering prayers as the academic year gets underway. We will pray the Rosary and offer submitted intentions from the Notre Dame family around the world. Masks and physical distancing will be required.
Friday, Aug. 14; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Multicultural Ministry First Year Retreats
Multicultural Ministry is where students celebrate the intersection of their cultural identity with their spirituality. We meet students where they are, celebrate culture and provide catechetical experiences rooted in heritage. The cost to attend is $10 and financial assistance is available. Register by Thursday, Aug. 13.
First-year-students upcoming retreats:
Asian First Year Retreat Saturday, Aug. 15
Black Student Ministry First Year Retreat (The Plunge), Saturday, Aug. 15
Latino First Year Retreat Saturday, Aug. 22

Compass Small Group
Campus Ministry Compass Small Groups is a peer ministry that cultivates supportive and courageous faith-based, small-group communities that help students discern and navigate their life and faith at Notre Dame. Deepen your relationship with God and form lasting relationships with others as you journey together through life in college. Sign up here.

Get Involved with Campus Ministry
Are you interested in getting involved? Tell us what your interests are by completing this form and we’ll be in touch to share the many great opportunities Campus Ministry offers to help you grow in your faith on campus and beyond! 

Subscribe to Campus Ministry’s Weekly E-newsletter
Stay up-to-date with the happenings in Campus Ministry by subscribing to the weekly e-newsletter.

Health and Recreation

RecSports Has Reopened
Looking to utilize RecSports facilities this semester? In order to maintain safe physical distancing, the Notre Dame community must reserve one-hour time slots to use the facilities. Click here for more information regarding the RecSports reopening plan.

Lectures and Presentations

Kylemore Book Club: “Understanding the Body” with W.B. Yeats and James Joyce (Week 2)
Join us for the second live session with Professor Declan Kiberd to discuss how the flaws of the all-too-human body can defeat our hope. We will examine how the body in pain is interpreted as an “inner vision.”
Wednesday, Aug. 12; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Student Vehicle Registration Update
Student vehicle registration for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on Friday, Aug. 14. Parking Services asks students to park in student-designated lots only (C, D6 & D-Bulla Lots). Click here for vehicle registration information.

Campus Shuttle Update
Shuttles now operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and run every 10-15 minutes. Cardinal Buses continue to provide shuttle service and, new this fall, Transportation Services will provide University-operated vans to complement Cardinal’s service. See the full article with details about physical distancing requirements and background information.
This fall there will be two shuttle routes instead of three:

  • Bulla/Hesburgh Library/Snite Museum Circle: A Cardinal Bus will continue to handle this route throughout the day, with a University-operated van providing additional supplemental coverage between the peak ridership hours of 7:30 and 10 a.m.
  • Bulla Lot to Main Building: A Cardinal bus will operate this route when ridership is highest, between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. A University-operated van will provide service in the off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Baseball/Joyce Lot to McKenna/Main Circle: This route is discontinued due to low ridership over the course of the past two years.

Use the ND Mobile app or this website to track the real-time location of the shuttle buses. 

Also This Week ...

FedEx Office Reopens in LaFortune Student Center
The FedEx Office store in LaFortune Student Center has reopened. Grab your mask (required) and stop by and say hello! Learn how to get your big messages to your audience fast with their complete line of signs, banners, posters, flyers and more. Learn more at

Catalog of Notre Dame Interest Books from the University of Notre Dame Press
We know that visitors to campus are limited, so we have put together a catalog of our books about the University of Notre Dame.