TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Dec. 7)



For the Week of December 7

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour/Three and a Theme: Snite in the Snow
’Tis the season for holiday cheer! Enjoy four different ornament-making demonstrations inspired by works throughout the collection and three musical performances. Invite friends and family from near and far to join in the fun. Make a holiday memory together! Visit the link to register for this Zoom event and to see the program schedule.
Thursday, Dec. 10; 6 to 8 p.m. from the Snite Museum of Art via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum of Art
For the health and safety of all, the Snite Museum of Art will remain closed until further notice. We will advise all when the museum may reopen in the new year.

Deadlines or Registrations

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.

Americana: Call for Papers
American studies and JED students: Submit your paper or project to Americana, the new online and print academic journal from the Department of American Studies. Click the link for submission guidelines. We look forward to seeing your work! 

Re:Visions Undergraduate Literary Magazine: Call for Submissions
Submit poetry, prose and visual art to the Re:Visions undergraduate literary magazine. The theme for this year is Re:Volution transformation in a time of change. Submission guidelines: may submit to multiple genres; text submissions should be .doc or .docx; art submissions should be .jpeg, .png or .tiff; include a 50-word bio in the body of the email along with submission. Email work to
Open through Friday, March 5.

Deals and Discounts

Notre Dame Press Holiday Book Sale
Wrap up your holiday shopping and save 40 percent on all Notre Dame Press books and e-books purchased directly from our site! We have books for every reader on your list, including stunning photo books of campus, innovative academic research, breathtaking poetry collections and so much more. Ends Monday, Dec. 7.

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.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Asia@ND: Scholarships, Fellowships and Campus Funding Opportunities
Are you interested in working or studying in Asia? Join this virtual session to learn about funding opportunities through the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Free and open to ND students.
Monday, Dec. 7; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Language
During the spring 2021 semester, the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures’ Less Commonly Taught Languages Program will offer language instruction in Hindi, Swahili and Quechua (Kichwa). Tutoring and language tables will also be offered in those languages. Check out our website to learn more!

Research Opportunity:

Online Study for Computer Vision Research Lab Needs Participants
The CVRL needs 100 ND faculty, students and staff to complete an online annotation task. You will be deciding if two postmortem iris images match or not. It takes about 20–25 minutes and subjects are credited $10 Domer Dollars within a few days of completing the task. The participation window closes Friday, Dec. 11. For more information, contact Diane Wright at

Faith and Service

Sacred Places of Notre Dame, a Daily Advent Journey
Follow along as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Guests this week include Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, Michelle Woolverton of NDFD, Carroll Hall rector Eric Styles and four ND students sharing stories about their sacred places on campus, like Hurley Hall, the Our Lady of Guadalupe painting in the Basilica and the Clarke Memorial Fountain.
Daily through Friday, Dec. 25 online

Need to Talk
Are you uneasy about the upcoming holidays? Wondering how to celebrate Advent while away from campus? Campus ministers continue to be available to listen as you navigate relationships, the ups and downs of life, the pandemic and any other topics that are in your heart. You don't have to go through this alone. Request a time to meet by Zoom or phone.

Advent Video Series on Instagram
Follow Campus Ministry on Instagram @NDMinistry as members of the Campus Ministry team share short reflections on the four themes of Advent. View the first video featuring Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., who speaks on the topic of hope.

Holiday Grief Group
Going home for the holidays isn’t always easy, especially if it’s your first holiday after the death of a loved one. What will happen to your family traditions? What does “home” mean now? Current students are invited to join Campus Ministry for a discussion, support and ideas to help you through this difficult time. RSVP to Tami Schmitz at by Tuesday, Dec. 8, to receive the Zoom link.
Thursday, Dec. 10; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated Dec. 12 each year. Since we aren’t able to celebrate together on campus this year, we encourage you to view the live stream from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Click here to access the website which also highlights the novena beginning Dec. 4.

Lectures and Presentations

The Catholic Studies Christmas Lecture: “The Evolution of St. Nicholas”
Join Rev. Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., professor emeritus, as he explores the origins of the snowy-bearded saint whose legendary generosity morphed into America’s secular Santa Claus figure. Using ancient and medieval sources along with more modern and widely known poems and stories, Father Ayo will describe St. Nicholas as a powerful leader whose acts of kindness far surpassed the modern practice of candy in a shoe! Please register.
Monday, Dec. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “Consider This! Public Health in the Face of the Pandemic”
Tune in to the next installment of “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” for a discussion with Dr. Robert Einterz, St. Joseph County Department of Health officer.
Monday, Dec. 7; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Panel Discussion: “After Brexit: The Future of Ireland’s Relationship with the US and UK”
Join us for a timely panel conversation on the current status of the United Kingdom and European Union relationship. What does the future hold for the UK and the EU? What dangers might Brexit pose to the Good Friday Agreement? And how will the new Biden administration navigate a post-Brexit reality? Registration required.
Tuesday, Dec. 8; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. virtually

Kylemore Book Club: An Irish Christmas at Kylemore
Join New York Times bestselling author Betsy Cornwell ’12 M.F.A. for a discussion about how to reimagine and reassess traditional fairy tale narratives and the ways in which we all weave our own destinies. We can use the holidays as a time of reflection and renewal as we move into the new year and next chapter of our lives.
Wednesday, Dec. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. online

OIT Lunch & Learn: Holiday Socializing Using Zoom
Spending time with families and friends is important during the holidays, but it’s vital to adhere to safe social guidelines as well. Learn about new ways to socialize using Zoom such as playing games online with family, doing crafts together to just plain mingling. There will be ideas for everyone to make this holiday a bit brighter. Those interested in attending must register at or contact A Zoom link will be sent once registration is complete.
Thursday, Dec. 10; noon to 1 p.m. 

Safety, Parking and Traffic

ND Alert Test (on campus only)
The Office of Campus Safety will conduct an ND Alert test of the public address system at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10. While there are few people on campus at this time, those who are will notice the activation of the Internet Protocol Public Address (IPPA) system, which runs through loudspeakers. The alert will also be heard through Cisco IP telephones and shared via digital messaging systems.
This ND Alert test will not include calls, emails or texts, however, if you are on campus during the test and cannot hear the public address, please let us know by using the following link or by contacting the Office of Campus Safety at 631-9007 or by Friday, Dec. 11. If you have any questions, please call the Notre Dame Police Department at 631-5555.

Social Gatherings

FRC Chat with Campus Experts
ND parenting, married and pregnant students are invited to participate in our chat series this month, “Holiday Stress Management.” Registration required. Zoom information will be sent out before the event. For more information, please email
Wednesday, Dec. 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

FRC Coffee with Friends
ND parenting, married and pregnant students are invited to participate in our chat series designed to “get to know your neighbor.” Registration required. Zoom information will be sent out before the event.  This week we will have a virtual holiday recipe exchange.
Thursday, Dec. 10; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom