TheWeek@ND Student Edition (December 12)



For the Week of December 12

Christmas Wishes and Preparations for the New Year

This is the last student digest for 2022. We wish you safe travels as you gather with loved ones, joy, blessings and a relaxing Christmas break.

The first student digest in the new year will be sent Sunday, Jan. 15.
The first faculty/staff/postdoc digest in the new year will be sent Monday, Jan. 9. Please send all entries for that 2023 version by the extended deadline of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Thank you.

Arts and Performances


La Casa de Amistad Mural Unveiling
All are welcome to celebrate the completion of South Bend’s newest mural. The project was led by local artist Freddy Rodriguez, and students from a Center for Social Concerns course contributed to the design as they sought to translate immigration narratives into visual language and explore the role of beauty in enacting the common good.
Monday, Dec. 12; noon to 1 p.m. at 3423 S. Michigan St., South Bend

“Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame”
In 2022, the University celebrates 50 years of coeducation. “Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame” joins the year-long celebrations throughout campus. This exhibit presents a selection of materials from Notre Dame Archives that record the journey toward coeducation.
Mondays through Fridays
until Dec. 16; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

AAHD Exhibition: “New Faces”
The Department of Art, Art History and Design announces “New Faces” — an exhibition of work from first-year MFA students in studio art and design in the AAHD Gallery.
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Dec. 1 through Jan. 12 (excluding the University’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday break).

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Winter Break Hours
Hesburgh Library will have limited hours during winter break.
∙ From Saturday, Dec. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 14, it will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
∙ In addition, Hesburgh Library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 1.
Find all branch and service desk hours at

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Holiday Hours
The center’s Ticket Office will be closed from Monday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 8. Phones will be monitored and calls will be returned as necessary between Jan. 3-6. Ticket Office windows will open one hour prior to any ticketed events during that time.

Deadlines or Registrations

Student Energy Board 2023
All Notre Dame undergraduates are invited to register to become a member of ND Energy’s Student Energy Board. Meet and work with others passionate about climate change and the energy decisions being made that affect it. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
This competition provides a good opportunity to learn more about global health issues, the associated complexities and some possible solutions for these issues. The competition brings together undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative environment. Students may apply individually or as a team. Teams must represent at least three different colleges/schools. Apply by Friday, Dec. 16.
Saturday, Feb. 11; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at location TBD

Travel Reimbursements for the March for Life
The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture offers travel reimbursement for faculty, staff and graduate/professional students to attend the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 20. Costs are $35 to travel on the student bus (lodging included), with varying amounts for personal travel and lodging. Submit your request before Wednesday, Jan. 11, using this form. The dCEC also has reserved blocks of hotel rooms near the march location, which must be booked before Thursday, Dec. 22.

Volunteer at the Annual Fighting Irish Science Olympiad Tournament
The annual Fighting Irish Science Olympiad tournament at ND has been scheduled for local high school students to compete in various STEM events. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form, or contact for more info.
Saturday, Jan. 28; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Jordan Hall of Science

Registration Open for the 2023 CST Conference
The Justice Sown in Peace conference will examine justice issues central to our time, hosting global scholars working to expand the Catholic social tradition through intellectual, artistic and social engagement. Registration to attend is open online.
Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, on campus

Deals and Discounts

Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) In Store Only
Brands: Colosseum, Cutter and Buck, Retro Brand, 47 Brand, The Victory, Stadium Athletics, Women’s Shamrock and Blue84.
Through Saturday, Dec. 17, at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and Café on Eddy Street

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mid-Afternoon Meet and Greet with the Office of Institutional Transformation
The Office of Institutional Transformation is hosting a meet and greet to get to know members of the Notre Dame community. This reception is open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No RSVP needed. You can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello. 
Wednesday, Dec. 14; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 217, Main Building

Educational and Research Opportunities 

Grad Guidance
Grad Guidance is a semester-long mentorship program designed to help undergraduate students get accepted into quality graduate programs. The program matches undergraduates with graduate student mentors, who can provide educated guidance on discerning academic careers, searching for suitable graduate programs, financing degrees with grants and fellowships and applying to graduate programs. Sign up by Friday, Dec. 30, and gather more information here. Review the poster.

House of Brigid Applications are Open
House of Brigid is a postgraduate year of service program that serves the Catholic Church in Ireland. House of Brigid fellows live in community and serve as catechists, evangelists and music ministers at their parishes, where they grow in faith and leadership. Housing, travel and a monthly living stipend are provided. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. Listed by the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs.

Application Now Open — Summer 2023 Fellowships
Summer fellowships at the Center for Social Concerns connect the research you’re doing in the classroom with communities around the world in order to create a more just future for everyone. The application for summer 2023 is now open through Sunday, Jan. 15. Learn more and apply online.

Faith and Service

McGrath Institute Underwear and Sock Drive
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is holding its annual Underwear and Sock Drive for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Use the donation boxes for NEW items only, please. Call 631-5436 for more information.
Through Wednesday, Dec. 14; 8 a.m. to midnight in Main Concourse, Hesburgh Library; first and third floors, Geddes Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar and Panel Discussion — “Religious Futures: Forecasting the Next Chapters in the Story of Humanity”
What will the world look like in 30 years? What are the next chapters in the story of humanity? And whose stories of the future should be circulated more widely? Join the Ansari Institute with support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to hear insights from journalists, academics and faith leaders.
Wednesday, Dec. 14; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom 

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Food for Fines
Notre Dame Parking Services is bringing back its popular holiday season donation drive, Food For Fines, for the first time since 2019. Through Friday, Dec. 16, members of the campus community can pay any outstanding citation balance by bringing nonperishable food items or personal hygiene products to Hammes Mowbray Hall during normal business hours. Donations will benefit the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. 
There is no limitation on the number of donations; however, each citation must be “paid” in full. Student donations will not count toward any citation that has already been forwarded to a student account, so student donations must be made within 10 days of the citation.

Social Gatherings

Christmas Open House with Father Jenkins
Faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome to the annual Christmas open house at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore! Join Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., University president, for children’s storytime, followed by photos with St. Nicholas, reindeer treats and festive crafts. Joining the festivities are children’s author Mike Brown of “Leprechaun’s Game Day at Notre Dame” and Grace Jagala, author of “The Night the Saints Saved Christmas.”
Saturday, Dec. 17; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Student Tips for Online Exams
Taking finals online requires preparation that goes beyond studying. Whether your course finals are in Canvas or another online system, go to class with a fully charged laptop and fresh browser.

Early Alert: OIT Infrastructure Upgrades in Hesburgh Library Dec. 19-21
Significant network, telephone and Wi-Fi outages will occur in the Hesburgh Library Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19-21.
∙ On Monday, Dec. 19, work is focused on the first floor. First-floor service desks will be closed, but Ask Us consultations and Chat will be monitored remotely during regular hours. Please use computers and printers on the second floor and the self-checkout machine on the 10th floor.
∙ On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 20-21, work is focused on the second floor. Printers and computers on the second floor will be unavailable during this time.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Finals Hours
Find all branch and service desk hours at The library will offer finals hours (open 24/7) through 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Study Days at the Snite
Use the Snite Museum galleries as inspiring and quiet study spaces during finals week. Tables, chairs and outlets will be provided in select galleries. Take a study break to wander the galleries, listen to art-inspired playlists or de-stress through artmaking. Study spaces are first come, first served.
Tuesday, Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Wednesday, Dec. 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.