University of Notre Dame

Game Day


Shamrock Series 5K Boston

October 07, 2015

The Irish are heading to Boston!

The Shamrock Series 5k will get Game Day going with a running start.

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Shamrock Series 5k when the Irish head to Boston to take on Boston College at Fenway Park! Get your Game Day going with a running start before enjoying the rest of the pregame festivities!

Runners will enjoy a scenic downtown Boston course, beginning and ending at the iconic Boston Common, where each runner will be presented with a finisher’s medal! Registration is limited to 3,000 participants

Event net proceeds from the Shamrock Series 5k will benefit Graduate Student Fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, which enable Graduate Students to pursue research and coursework in their field of study.

The race kicks off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 21st in Downtown Boston at Boston Common (139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116). Online registration is OPEN

•UNDER ARMOUR Shamrock Series 5k race t-shirt
•Scenic downtown Boston course beginning and ending in Boston Common
•Finisher’s medal
•Awards from Under Armour for top overall and age group finishers
•Post-race hydration and snacks provided by Gatorade
•Bib timing

Please visit the Shamrock Series website for more information on all weekend events in Boston.

Have questions? Please email and the Game Day Operations staff will be happy to provide you with the information you need!

Please note:
• Strollers are not permitted on the Shamrock Series 5k course
• Registration is limited to 3,000 participants … Read More

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

October 06, 2015

Effective for the 2015 season:

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will continue to enforce its policy on bags and other items fans can bring into its football stadium on game days. Notre Dame strongly encourages fans to not bring ANY type of bags to the stadium.

We are taking every possible step to ensure minimal disruption or delay to stadium guests. Personal property and privacy will be respected at all times. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation and patience as the new policy is implemented.

Prohibited Bags


Policy Details

  • ALL backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags will NOT be allowed in the stadium.
  • ALL other small bags are subject to inspection at the stadium gates upon entrance.
  • Diaper bags and medical device bags will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
  • Blankets, coats, ponchos, and other similar items will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.

Additional Regulations

Prohibited Items

When planning for your visit, please note the following is not permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:

  • Backpacks, duffle bags, or tote bags
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Food or Beverage
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking (St. Joseph County ordinance)
  • Large containers/coolers
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Opened water bottles or other drinking containers
  • Stadium chairs or seat backs unless needed for medical reasons
  • The throwing of any object at any time
  • Signs or banners
  • Artificial noise makers

Permitted Items

When planning for your visit, please note the following is permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:

  • Unopened, sealed water bottles
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras and limited use of camcorders
  • Cell phones and pagers
  • Radios
  • Blankets
  • Rain apparel
  • Umbrellas

Other Rules to Note

  • While on the campus of Notre Dame, selling of items is not permitted.
  • Tailgating and alcohol is prohibited on the central part of campus.
  • Safety and security rules will be strictly enforced and violators may be removed for failing to comply. Future ticket privileges may be revoked.
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Football Facility Tours

October 05, 2015

Guests who come to campus on home football weekends have special opportunities to get a sneak peek inside some of the areas that are usually exclusive to Notre Dame football players and coaches. Both the Guglielmino Complex Open House and Friday Tunnel Tour are free and open to the public. Come get a taste of the history and tradition built by all of our Irish Greats!

Friday Tunnel Tour

Friday Tunnel Tour

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Football Fridays (except during team walk-throughs)

Since 1931, every Notre Dame football team has walked down the same tunnel, to the same field before every home football game. On Fridays of football weekends, Game Day Operations and Athletics is proud to give every Irish fan the opportunity to walk the same fabled walk every Irish player has taken for the past 80 years. Come experience the North Tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium, take pictures with the field in the background, and feel the echoes waiting to be awoke.

Guglielmino Complex Open House


8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Football Fridays (limited access*)

The Guglielmino Complex provides the Notre Dame football team with one of the top facilities in the nation. Often referred to as “The Gug” (pronounced Goog), the state of the art facility houses the football practice week locker rooms, coaches’ offices and meeting rooms in addition to enhanced sports medicine, strength and conditioning and weight room equipment areas for all Notre Dame student athletes. To top it off the Gug houses various awards won by former Irish greats, such as Heisman trophies. On Football Fridays fans will have the opportunity to see these awards, as well as the National Championship trophy and other great Notre Dame memorabilia.

*Only the areas featuring the trophies and National Championship banners will be open to the public. … Read More


October 02, 2015

Follow Notre Dame Game Day

Whether you are traveling to Notre Dame or members of our Notre Dame Community, please look to us as your home for everything Notre Dame on home football weekends!

Please look at our official Game Day updates!

Looking for events across campus?

Please refer to each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule of events for any home games you attend on Notre Dame’s campus!

Welcome to Notre Dame! #NDgameday
Go Irish! … Read More

Start your Game Day with Run Club!

October 01, 2015

Registration is OPEN!


Join Game Day Operations, Rec Sports and the Notre Dame Triathlon Team for Game Day Run Club on Saturday, October 10th(Navy) and for Saturday, Oct 17th (USC) for a guided, running tour of campus on game day morning.

The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET, with check-in opening at 7:30 a.m. at LaFortune Student Center. Runners will receive an exclusive Game Day Run Club hat and a pre-run Gatorade before the group is divided into pace groups to head out for a beautiful run through Notre Dame’s scenic and historic campus. Along the run, participants will see a variety of campus highlights, including the Golden Dome, the Basilica, the Grotto, South Quad, Library Quad, Athletics facilities, campus lakes, and more! Runs will last between 30 minutes and 45 minutes, depending on each group’s pace and ability level. After the run, participants will return to LaFortune Student Center to retrieve their belongings and enjoy a post-run breakfast before heading out to enjoy game day!

Parking will be provided for all Game Day Run Club participants from 7:00-10:00 a.m. ET.

Navy Registration for the Navy Game Day Run.
USC Registration for the USC Game Day Run.

Visit and on our Twitter page for more information

Register early, space is LIMITED! … Read More

2015 Annual Blue Mass

October 01, 2015

2015 Annual Blue Mass


The 2015 Blue Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 1st, at 5:15 PM at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome to attend.

Our guest speaker will be retired Deputy District Chief Steve Chikerotis from the Chicago Fire Department. As Deputy District Chief he oversaw operations for 30 fire stations and 7 Battalions. Chief Chikerotis is a published author and for the last 25 years has worked as a screenwriter, story line consultant and has been a technical adviser for such movies as Backdraft and is now currently working on the NBC television show “Chicago Fire.”

Since October 2001, the University of Notre Dame has held an annual Mass honoring police officers, emergency medical technicians and firefighters who have lost their life in the line of duty and those who serve and protect us on a daily basis. The Blue Mass is named for the predominant color of uniforms worn by police officers and firefighters nationwide. The date for this observance is chosen annually to be as close as possible to the the “month’s mind” events of September 11th, 2001, in accordance with an ancient tradition of the Catholic Church in which the souls of the faithful departed are remembered in a special way thirty days after their passing. … Read More

May I Have Your Attention Please...

September 30, 2015


“May I have your attention please…”
Six words spoken from Sgt. Tim McCarthy at the Notre Dame Stadium for the past 55 years to begin his public safety message at over 300 home Fighting Irish football games!

McCarthy began by stating, “Football fans, after the game, your number one priority is to get home safe and sound.” … Read More

Irish Eyes: UMass Weekend

September 28, 2015 • Categories: Irish Eyes

Thanks to all of our fans who came out on a beautiful day to support the Irish as they defeated UMass to improve their record to 4 – 0! Check out our TOP 10 #NDgameday photos from UMass weekend.

College football game day #goirish #ndgameday #psuunrivaled

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Irish Eyes: UMass Weekend

September 28, 2015 • Categories: Irish Eyes

Thanks to all of our fans who came out on a beautiful day to support the Irish as they defeated UMass to improve their record to 4 – 0! Check out our TOP 10 #NDgameday photos from UMass weekend.

College football game day #goirish #ndgameday #psuunrivaled

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Irish Eyes: Georgia Tech

September 22, 2015 • Categories: Irish Eyes

Thanks to all of our fans who came out to support the Irish as they defeated Georgia Tech! Check out our TOP 10 #NDgameday photos from Georgia Tech weekend.

Good morning from the dome #ndgameday

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Fun game! #GoIrish #NDgameday

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Two of my favorite people in the world

Don't worry, Roscoe, we got this! #NDgameday #goirish

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It's #NDGameDay Let's #GoIrish Beat Yellow Jackets!

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