TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Dec. 14)



For the Week of December 14

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a slow look at Nickolas Muray’s “Untitled (Still Life with Coffee)” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the photograph. This program is open to anyone and registration is required via the link.
Wednesday, Dec. 16; 12:30 to 1 p.m. from the Snite Museum of Art via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Museum Offices and Galleries Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Breaks
The Snite Museum of Art galleries and staff offices will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Jan. 5, in participation with the campus-wide holiday break.

Hesburgh Library Building Hours and Access through Feb. 2
Currently through Tuesday, Feb. 2, Hesburgh Library will be open daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the building will be accessible during open hours using your ND ID card. Hesburgh Library will be closed on the following days: Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1.
Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Deadlines or Registrations

Seminar: “Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Developing the Next Generation of Specialists & Activists of the Catholic Community”
This four-day, eight-session seminar is part of a larger project to revitalize and strengthen the voice of the Catholic community in the U.S. and beyond in the debate on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. The project aims to empower a new generation of Catholics to contribute to wider efforts to further reduce and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons. Registration is required.
Monday, Jan 11; 7:30 to 10 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, Jan 12; 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan 13; 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 14; 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Mid-Year Auditions
NDCC is accepting new singers in our six choirs for children ages 0-17 for a free after-school program, supporting social and emotional well-being through singing instruction and music education with sacred choral music. Currently, rehearsals are online for most of our choirs with strict protocols for our in-person rehearsals for high school level and liturgical choir.
Auditions at various times between Jan. 11-22

Deals and Discounts

Save 20% on Photo and Puzzle Orders
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Fighting Irish fan on your list? Visit and use promo code ND20% to get 20 percent off photo and puzzle orders through Monday, Jan. 11. Choose from an array of new campus photos added on a weekly basis as well as a number of newly released puzzle designs.

Warren Golf Shop End-of-Season Merchandise Sale
Take advantage of the end-of-season sale at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop. Up to 40 percent off men’s and women’s Notre Dame apparel and other golf accessories from such brands as Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Peter Millar and johnnie-O.
Through Friday, Dec. 18

Faith and Service

Basilica Implements Reservation System for Christmas Masses
Given the current health and safety guidelines, the Basilica will have an adjusted Christmas Mass schedule and will implement a reservation request system to accommodate as many people as possible in a safe manner. A reservation request form will open at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14, and close at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Sacred Places of Notre Dame, a Daily Advent Journey
Follow along as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Special guests this week include Lou Nanni, Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., Professor Rick Garnett, Digger Phelps and three ND students sharing stories about their sacred places on campus like Notre Dame Ave., the chapel in Johnson Family Hall and the football practice fields. 
Monday, Dec. 14; daily through Christmas online

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Consider This: A Reflection of COVID-19 and the Fall Semester”
The final event in the “Consider This: Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” series will feature Shannon B. Cullinan, the University’s executive vice president, and David C. Bailey, vice president for strategic planning and institutional research. They will reflect on the pandemic and how it changed the fall semester. Register online.
Monday, Dec. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

A Foreign Policy Conversation with US Sen. Chris Murphy
January marks a transition for the United States government, as a new president and a new Congress are sworn in. How will different leadership affect the United States’ role in the world — and its approach to global affairs? Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut will share insights on the top policy issues facing the 117th U.S. Congress and the Biden administration. Free, registration required.
Tuesday, Dec. 15; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Virtual Lecture: “The Triumph of Love: The Passion in the Divine Comedy”
The Notre Dame Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies are pleased to present the 2020 Newberry Dante Lecture. Paola Nasti, Northwestern University, will speak about Dante’s representation of the Passion in the Divine Comedy. Registration is required.
Thursday, Dec. 17; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Also This Week …

Download the 2021 ND Administrative Calendar
The 2021 Notre Dame administrative calendar is now available to download to your Google Calendar. It is a list of all University holidays created by Human Resources.