TheWeek@ND Student Edition (August 23)


For the Week of August 23

Arts and Performances


Presenting Series Tickets on Sale Now at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Join the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to “revive live”! Many previously canceled artists are part of an incredible Presenting Series lineup. Students pay just $10 for tickets, and faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount with their NetID. Ticket sales begin Monday, Aug. 23.
Monday, Aug. 23; noon in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Tickets go on sale online overnight but the ticket office opens at noon.)

Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2021. Visit for dates and tickets.
Performances continue through Sunday, Aug. 29, in a physically distanced outdoor performance on Irish Green, outside of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Mandated health and safety protocols will be observed for the duration of the festival.

Art Attack at DPAC
It’s an arts crawl under one roof! Students can sample the diverse range of performing, visual and literary arts on campus. There will also be audition information plus free food, performances, giveaways and more. Members of the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee will be there making buttons, giving out posters and talking about the museum’s fall programs.
Wednesday, Aug. 25; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Exhibition Opening “Jim Dine: American Icon”
Among the most distinguished figures in contemporary art, Jim Dine is an inspiring presence as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and poet. Fearlessly experimental, Dine helped define the pop art movement. Ever impactful, Dine has made a gift of 238 prints to the University, a collection covering nearly every aspect of his repertoire with works dating from 1969 to the present.
Now open through Saturday, Dec. 11, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (East and West), Snite Museum of Art

Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a 30-minute virtual tour of three works from the Snite Museum’s vast collections. In celebration of National Dog Day, the focus will be on works that include everyone’s favorite four-legged friend — dogs!
Thursday, Aug. 26; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via interactive Zoom


“Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (2021)
This is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that celebrated African American music and culture. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 27; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29; 3 p.m.

“Bacurau” (2019)
Having made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival, “Bacurau” shakes together unexpected genre flavors with fascinating reveals to create one of the most inventive and effective anti-colonialist films of its time. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28; 9:30 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deals and Discounts

Introducing the Front Row Club
This exciting program is available exclusively for Notre Dame students! Front Row Club members get unlimited access to any ticketed show or film at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (exclusions apply). Pay only $60 per person per season.

Faith and Service

Join the Milkshake Mass Music Mob
Dillon Hall is excited to announce the return of the famous Milkshake Mass, as well as the return of the Milkshake Mass band and choir! We’re looking for singers like you to join the MM family. If you’d like to sing with us, email or just show up and jump in.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 10 to 11 p.m. in Dillon Hall Chapel

Back to School Prayer Service
Join the Notre Dame Alumni Association in offering prayers as the academic year gets underway. Pray the Rosary as submitted intentions are offered from the Notre Dame family around the world.
Friday, Aug. 27; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Health and Recreation

Registration for Intramural Tackle Football
Tackle football is back! Gather up your hallmates and register for another season of football. Click here for more info.
Registration is Monday, Aug. 23, through Monday, Aug. 30.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture and Reception with Ambassador Martin Weiss
The ambassador of Austria to the United States, Martin Weiss, will deliver a talk titled, “Transatlantic Relations — an Austrian Perspective — 1921-2021” followed by a reception. Register at
Monday, Aug. 23; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Information Sessions for Social Concerns Seminars
Social Concerns Seminars are academic courses that create opportunities for students to engage in social analysis, encounter community partners around the country and reflect on their experience. Join an information session to hear from student participants and program staff as well as ask questions about the seminars experience. Apply by Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Monday, Aug. 23; 4 p.m. in McNeill Library, Geddes Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 24; 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 25; 4 p.m.

Kylemore Book Club: Rugby’s Global Community
The current Kylemore Book Club focuses on the history, politics and culture of the west of Ireland through the lens of rugby. This week will delve into the globalization of rugby and what it has meant for international players in Ireland and the United States, including Notre Dame’s Peadar Timmins.
Wednesday, Aug. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Book Launch: “Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics”
A panel discussion with Scott Appleby (history), Eileen Hunt (political science) and Andrew Lewis (political science, University of Cincinnati), as well as co-authors David Campbell (political science) and Geoffrey Layman (political science).
Friday, Aug. 27; 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Notre Dame Campus Shuttle Service Resumes
All shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. The schedule for the fall semester follows:
The Bulla-Main route will operate Monday through Friday, 7 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
The Bulla-Library-Snite route will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking Lot Construction at Columba Hall
The University, in cooperation with the Congregation of Holy Cross, has begun construction on a small parking lot south of Columba Hall, a residence for Holy Cross brothers. The lot, which will accommodate 13 vehicles, will replace on-street parking at the south end of St. Mary’s Road across the street from the Grotto. The parking lot will be completed and open by early September.

St. Mary’s Road Closure
St. Mary’s Road will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Sept. 7, between Holy Cross Drive and Columba Hall to support the construction of a new parking lot in that area. Pedestrians and runners will still be able to walk on St. Mary’s Road and access the paths around both lakes. Drivers traveling to Columba Hall or Holy Cross Cemetery will be able to do so via Moreau Drive. Review the map for road closure information and alternate traffic routes.

Additionally, Holy Cross Drive west of the fire station will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 25. One lane of traffic will be open that day from noon to 5 p.m., so anticipate delays. During this time frame, Parking Services recommends entering and exiting campus via Dorr Road, just south of WNDU, or through the Main Gate on Notre Dame Avenue. 
For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble in Parking Services at

Remick Family Hall — Sorin Court Closure
Sorin Court will be closed Monday through Saturday, Aug. 23-28, to install new curbs, asphalt and parking adjacent to Remick Family Hall. Access to the Main Building Parking Lot will remain open. Deliveries to the Main Building should use the St. Liam Parking Lot during this time.

Social Gatherings

Student Activities Office | Welcome Back, Irish!
The Student Activities Office is excited to welcome students to campus for fall 2021. SAO is committed to helping you explore your community on campus and get and stay involved during your time here. To learn more about SAO programming, campus-wide events and student groups and organizations, visit and follow on social media.

Celebrate the First Day of School with ACE
Welcome home! The Alliance for Catholic Education is excited to welcome you back to campus for the start of the school year; let’s celebrate! Meet in front of the Main Building or the Hesburgh Library to commemorate the first day of school with a photo. Look for the chalkboards!
Monday, Aug. 23; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Main Quad and Library Lawn

Meet Me at the CSC!
Kick off the new school year with the Center for Social Concerns. Come enjoy food, games and fellowship at the center and learn about the courses and programs. All are welcome!
Monday, Aug. 23; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Geddes Hall

Twilight Trivia Night
Team Edward? Team Jacob? Put your knowledge of “Twilight” to the test. Join the Student Activities Office to prove you’re a “Twilight” superfan. Make sure you bring your phone in order to participate. Prizes will include gift cards, ND swag and more for the top three winners of each round.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 8 to 10 p.m. at Legends

Best of Duncan
Spend your Thursday night getting to know everything that the Duncan Student Center has to offer. Join in to get a chance to win great prizes including a TV, ND gear and other college essentials.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 9 to 11 p.m. in Duncan Student Center

Library Lawn Is Back!
Library Lawn will feature fire pits, lawn games, live music and events. To reserve Library Lawn for events, recognized student groups can submit a request through SAO360 and departments through
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Minimum Version of Zoom Required for All ND Accounts
If you use your ND NetID to access Zoom on a personal device, you must update Zoom to at least version 5.7.0. If you do not update your device, you may receive a pop-up prompt to do so before you can access Zoom. This change will help ensure that all participants in a Zoom class or meeting will have access to the same conferencing features.