TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Dec. 16)



For the Week of December 16


This is the last version of TheWeek@ND in 2019. Thank you for your patience during our reorganization phases. The first faculty/staff/postdoc version in the new year will be sent Monday, Jan. 6. Please send your information to be included in that version before the holiday break or at the latest by 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.

The first student version will be sent Sunday, Jan. 12. Wishing everyone peace and joy this Christmas season!

Arts and Performances


Exhibit Closing — “Hellenistic Currents: Reading Greece, Byzantium and the Renaissance”
The materials on display reflect the characteristics of Greek culture, language and learning from the fourth century B.C. to the 19th century. See all exhibits currently on display in RBSC:
Closes Thursday, Dec. 19, Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Holiday Hours at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 
Monday through Thursday, Dec. 16-19: noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20: noon to 3 p.m.

Closed until Sunday, Jan. 12, but open one hour before ticketed events.

Enrollment Division Closure
All Enrollment Division offices will be closed for an all-hands meeting. Offices include AVP of undergraduate enrollment, financial aid, outreach and engagement recruitment, pre-college programs, recruitment and communications, shared services, student accounts and undergraduate admissions. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wednesday, Dec. 18; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum Closed for Christmas Holiday Break
The Snite Museum of Art exhibitions and staff offices will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, in participation with the campus-wide holiday break for all faculty, staff and students.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart to Close for Maintenance Dec. 26 through Jan. 10
No services will be held during this time due to potentially unsafe conditions. The Basilica will reopen for the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, Jan. 11.

St. Michael’s Laundry’s Bundling Service Not Affected by Change
The St. Michael’s Laundry distribution center, which faces the St. Liam parking lot, will close this Friday, Dec. 20, due to fewer customers using the location. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2, the laundry will operate exclusively from its main plant, located just 0.25 miles away on St. Joseph Drive near the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (See the map.), with hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The St. Michael’s Laundry bundling service for students will not be affected by the change. Students may continue to leave laundry bundles in the designated areas of residence halls or may choose to take their bundles to St. Michael’s main office to be cleaned. Anyone with questions may email Larose Saint Jean, director of St. Michael’s Laundry.

Deadlines or Registrations

Men’s Basketball Christmas Clinic
For boys: first through sixth grade, and girls: first through eighth grade. Cost is $40 per child. Parents, please bring your insurance card. An autograph session with the members of the basketball team will follow the clinic. For questions, call 574-631-6225. See the attached memo for more details.
Friday, Dec. 27; registration starts at 8 a.m.; clinic runs from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in the Fieldhouse, Joyce Center (enter through Gate 1 or 2)

March for Life 2020 Registration
Join members of the tri-campus community as we travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 24. Help us stand for the human dignity of all people born and unborn in this country. Registration is $35 and covers transportation and housing. There are multiple departure and return options, and absences will be excused by the University. Email with questions. Registration closes Friday, Dec. 20.

Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification
Registration is open until Wednesday, Jan. 15. Click here for more info. Cost: $474.95.
Friday, Feb. 7; 5 to 8 p.m. in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports
Saturday, Feb. 8; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Application Open for Community Impact Grants 
The Center for Social Concerns seeks to advance its mission by awarding community impact grants to Notre Dame faculty, students, staff and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching and learning that enact the values of Catholic social tradition. The application is open now through Feb. 10. 

Deals and Discounts

Warren Golf Course Holiday Sale
Warren Golf Course apparel is now marked down up to 50 percent off. Present your Notre Dame ID Card for additional discounts.
Golf Shop December hours: Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Make progress on your dissertation or thesis at T4: Tuesday Tools, Tips & Time    
Are you writing a dissertation or thesis? Join us for T4! A new community of practice for dissertation and thesis writers to gather at Hesburgh Library, two Tuesdays a month, to get a tool, a tip and a block of time to make progress on their writing. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee or tea and get to work! No registration required.
Tuesday, Dec. 17; 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Room 125, Hesburgh Library

Faith and Service

Basilica Choir Auditions
The Notre Dame Basilica choirs are holding auditions for the second semester. The Women’s Liturgical Choir has openings for sopranos and altos, and the Folk Choir has openings for tenors and basses. Click the links above to sign up for an audition time or contact J.J. Wright ( or Patrick Kronner (
Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 15-17

Basilica Finals Week Quiet Hours
Come sit with God in the peaceful quiet of the Basilica. The Basilica will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 16-20, as a dedicated quiet place. All events except daily Masses and Confessions will be canceled during Finals Week. The Basilica is open and waiting to welcome you!

Health and Recreation

Donation Drop-In Fitness Classes
Take a break with RecSports with a variety of free fitness classes. No registration required. Donations will be collected for local animal shelters. Spots are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 20, in various campus locations

Lectures and Presentations

Fall 2019 Furniture Design Reviews
Beginning Furniture: Tuesday, Dec. 17; 10 a.m. to noon in Room 113, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture
Special Projects/Furniture I: Thursday, Dec. 19; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Michiana Science Café: “Toxicology Barcode”
As drug overdose deaths across the United States continue to rise, there is increasing interest in field testing of illicit substances. Join us to learn from doctoral candidate Tracy Lockwood about a new paper-based analytical device (idPAD) that can run 12 colorimetric tests at the same time, each detecting different illicit drugs and drug-cutting agents.
Tuesday, Dec. 17; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chicory Café, Mishawaka

​​​Safety, Parking and Traffic

Shuttle Route Change To/From Main Building
From Thursday, Jan. 2, through the summer of 2021, the Notre Dame shuttle’s Main Building drop-off and pickup point will be in the St. Liam parking lot by the Mail Distribution Center. The shuttle will not use the circle drive north of the Main Building during this time. The change corresponds with the construction project at nearby Brownson Hall.(See shuttle route map.)

Social Gatherings

Take a Bark Break
Need a study break? Stop by to meet Tank, Abby and Bagheera. Check out other finals week activities at Hesburgh Library.
Monday, Dec. 16; 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 235, Hesburgh Library

Pancake Break
Blessed are those who study hard, for they shall receive pancakes! Campus Ministry will serve free pancakes to hungry students needing a study break. All are welcome.
Monday, Dec. 16; 10 to 11 p.m. on the first floor, Coleman-Morse Center

Snite in the Snow
’Tis the season for holiday cheer! Revel in the holiday spirit with ornament-making inspired by works from the collection, along with festive refreshments and seasonal music in the galleries from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony-to-Go wind quintet.
Thursday, Dec. 19; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore Annual Holiday Open House
11 a.m.: Storytime with Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.
11:40 a.m.: Christmas carols with Bremen High School’s “Lioness” and “The Mane Attraction.”
Noon: Storytime with Digger Phelps as “The Grinch.”
12:30 p.m.: Visit St. Nicholas. Snap a photo if you wish.
12:30 p.m.: Christmas crafts and activities.
Saturday, Dec. 21; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Run the Eduroam Setup Utility Before Christmas Break
To avoid losing wireless connectivity, you need to run the Eduroam setup utility on your laptop, smartphone and/or tablet. The security certificate for Eduroam wireless will change, and the Eduroam setup utility is the most reliable way to configure the new certificate on your device.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Libraries Building Hours Update 
The Hesburgh Library will be open 24 hours through Thursday, Dec. 19, closing at 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. All upcoming hours, including winter break hours, can be found at