TheWeek@ND Student Edition (August 22)


For the Week of August 22

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Opening of the Academic Year Mass
All students are warmly invited to gather for the Opening of the Academic Year Mass as we ask for God’s blessing on the year ahead. Join us at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will serve as presider and homilist. Following Mass, all students are invited to gather for dinner in either North or South Dining Hall. Simply present your student ID, no meal plan required.

Notre Dame Moves to Cashless Retail
The University has transitioned to a cashless retail environment. The change includes transactions at food service locations, dining halls, concession stands and St. Michael’s Laundry. Cash will still be accepted at some campus locations, including vending machines and privately operated businesses, and for fundraising, donations and residence hall food sales. Please use credit or debit cards or an Irish1Card to make purchases on campus or convert cash to Visa gift cards at no charge at one of the Campus Cash Card kiosks inside the LaFortune and Duncan Student Centers. Read the complete news release here.

Arts and Performances


Start off the semester by committing to spend 180 minutes looking at a single work of art. Think of this year as the Snite’s farewell tour before the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art opens! Say your goodbyes to the Snite by spending some quality time with works from its collection.
Wednesday, Aug. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

AAHD Gallery Exhibition — “Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report”
A multi-platform, traveling collection of contemporary print and augmented reality posters addressing the design of democracy in the age of the Mueller report.
Mondays through Fridays, starting Aug. 25 through Sept. 29; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall


“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022)
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance in the hilarious sci-fi film. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Aug. 25; 7 to 9:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 26; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27; 6:30 p.m.

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” (2022)
A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Aug. 26; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28; 3 p.m.

Free Flick on the Field
Join Student Government, SUB and SAO for a screening of “Rudy,” the 1993 film starring Sean Astin that tells the story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who follows his dream to play football at Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. Students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College will be allowed to sit on the football field to watch the movie. The movie will tentatively begin at 9 p.m., but the event will start at 7 p.m. on Library Lawn with free food trucks (ND/SMC/HCC students only), live music and lawn games. At 7:30 p.m., the stadium will open. The bags of anyone entering the stadium will be searched. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the stadium. Students should bring their student ID and a blanket or towel to sit on. Afterward, s’mores will be distributed back on Library Lawn for roasting around the fire pits (while supplies last). The movie is free and open to the public. If there is inclement weather, updated information about the event can be found at Experience Notre Dame or Visit South Bend or on Twitter at @Experience_ND and @Visitsouthbend. Review the details.
Friday, Aug. 26; 9 to 11 p.m. inside Notre Dame Stadium

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Lucia di Lammermoor” (Donizetti)
Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Fac/Staff: $23. Student: $16.
Saturday, Aug. 27; 1 to 4 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “All’s Well That Ends Well” (NDSF 2022)
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company returns in grand style. Directed by NDSF stalwart Scotty Arnold, “All’s Well That Ends Well” will bring an out-of-the-trunk, Shakespeare in the Park energy to this comedy, with live music sung and performed by the cast.
Monday, Aug. 22; 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Main Quad outside Washington Hall (final performance). In the event of inclement weather, this performance will take place inside Washington Hall.

Theater: “Romeo and Juliet” (NDSF 2022)
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) Professional Company returns with “Romeo and Juliet,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular and iconic tales. The classic story of star-crossed romance still has the power to thrill and move audiences anywhere. This new staging from Chicago-based director Chris Anthony brings NDSF back home to campus. $10-$75.
Continuing Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 23-28, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Art Attack at DPAC
Check out the arts scene on campus! Learn about different performing, visual and literary arts groups while enjoying free student performances, screenprinting, games, free food, giveaways and more. There will also be information on auditions. This event is brought to you by the Arts@ND group.
Wednesday, Aug. 24; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Fall Semester Building Hours
The Hesburgh Library began fall semester hours on Sunday, Aug. 21.
∙ Sundays open at 9 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Thursdays, open 24 hours
∙ Fridays close at 11 p.m.
∙ Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Learn to Skate
Learn to Skate classes are being offered on Wednesday nights through Oct. 12. Class times are assigned by the Learn to Skate director based on age and skill level. Classes are offered to skaters 3+ years old. An adult class is even offered at 7 p.m.!
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Seminar — “Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe”
Poverty is a pervasive problem in developed economies. Interest is growing in entrepreneurship as a poverty solution. This seminar features four global experts addressing poverty and entrepreneurship opportunities in Europe. Lunch provided. Register here:
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Adult Draft Hockey League
Join the adult hockey league on Thursday nights. The B and C divisions are being combined this season. There will be two draft skates, so the captains can scout skaters. Games will be played on Thursday nights beginning Sept. 22 and rounding out with playoffs and a championship game on Dec. 15. Times vary, but advance notice is given. $220.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 8 to 11:45 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Deals and Discounts

#NDBookstoreNight Bookstore Grand Opening for Students
The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore is throwing you a party, and yes, there will be Under Armour giveaways! Plus, free food and coffees from the new Gilded Bean Cafe, backpack giveaways, $50 Rohr’s gift cards and a not-so-secret hall competition. The next 100 signups will be entered to win a grand prize, but you must be at the event to win.
Monday, Aug. 22; 4 to 7 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Shop Textbook Rentals, School Supplies and Notre Dame Apparel
Want to shop supplies and decor, compare textbook rentals and prices and discover your unique #NDStyle? Need help renting or purchasing textbooks, or just looking for a place to host philosophy night or grab a coffee and bagel? The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore staff is here to help. Sign up for 10 percent off at this link. Plus, get $129 off any Apple AirPods with in-store purchase of an Apple laptop. Welcome back and Go Irish!

Front Row Club Memberships on Sale Now
This exciting program is available exclusively for Notre Dame students! Front Row Club members get unlimited access to any show or film ticketed by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (exclusions apply). Join now for only $40 per person per season.

Educational and Research Opportunities

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table is a casual time together where English is practiced with both native and non-native speakers and friends are made in the process. Participants occasionally get together for other activities too. It is free and open to anyone at ND: students, staff, visiting scholars, spouses, etc. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. More at
Every other Friday, starting Aug. 26 through Dec. 9; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 104, Coleman-Morse Center

Research Opportunity:

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 30 to 80 years old, learned English before age 5 and be in good general health. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact the lab at or 574-634-0264.
Through Thursday, Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 527, Corbett Family Hall

Health and Recreation

Check out the newest StoryWalk in Michiana! The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family.
Daily through Friday, Sept. 30; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Artful Yoga
Embrace the late summer with yoga at the Snite Museum. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski outside (if the weather is agreeable) or in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection.
Thursday, Aug. 25; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard

To Be a Kid Again
Stop by to enjoy this nostalgia-filled event with your favorite childhood games, food, prizes and much more!
Saturday, Aug. 27; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Social Gatherings

European Connections and Ice Cream Selections
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies will be serving up ice cream, hosting a variety of games and welcoming students back to campus. Free and open to all current ND undergraduate students.
Monday, Aug. 22; 2 to 4 p.m. on the quad between Nanovic Hall, Stayer Lot and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Welcome Back Bash
Kick off the start of the new year with the Center for Social Concerns’ annual bash. There will be free tacos, games, a dunk tank and live music from Lalo Cura. All are welcome.
Monday, Aug. 22; 5 to 7 p.m. outside Geddes Hall

Sample the Snite
Notre Dame students, explore what happens at the Snite Museum! Start your year off by acquainting (or reacquainting) yourself with the museum and what it has to offer. Sample some of our student-designed programs, check out the permanent collection and learn about all the things you can do in the museum. Bring a friend or make some new ones!
Thursday, Aug. 25; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Best of Duncan
Meet the offices and resources in the Duncan Student Center and enjoy free food, make and takes, and fun activities, including mini golf. Don’t miss out on great giveaways!
Thursday, Aug. 25; 9 to 11 p.m. in Duncan Student Center

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Is My Registration Up to Date in Canvas?
Registrar updates happen continually throughout the day in Canvas, but Canvas courses will only be visible to students if they have been published by the instructor. A listing of all your course enrollments is available in Canvas under the Courses tab.

Also This Week ...

Three New Dining Options Open on Campus
∙ Flip Kitchen (Offering Freshens smoothies, quesadillas, rice bowls and salads)
Opened Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the LaFortune Student Center at the former Subway location. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
∙ The Gilded Bean (Offering Starbucks coffee, bagels and bagel sandwiches)
Opened Friday, Aug. 19, in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Its hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Charron Family Commons Opens
Charron Family Commons, the newly renovated cafe-style coffee shop in O’Shaughnessy Hall, reopens on Monday, Aug. 22. It will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.