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Memorial Day

May 30, 2016

In memory of many and in honor of all on this Memorial Day.

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Sunshine

May 24, 2016

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A beautiful site and building every day, today just happened to catch the sun reflecting on the Main Building and shining in the perfect spot! … Read More

2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule

May 19, 2016

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Notre Dame fans can begin to plan their 2017 football tailgates and trips to campus, as the ’17 schedule is available. There will be seven home games for fans and guests to experience the Campus Crossroads Project completion and enhancements to Notre Dame Stadium.

2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
Sept. 2 TEMPLE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 9 GEORGIA Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 16 Boston College Alumni Stadium, Chestnut, Hill, Massachusetts
Sept. 23 Michigan State Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
Sept. 30 MIAMI (Ohio) Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 7 North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oct. 21 USC Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 28 N.C. STATE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 4 WAKE FOREST Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 11 Miami (Fla.) New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Nov. 18 NAVY Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 25 Stanford Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
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Notre Dame Football at Texas

May 19, 2016

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2016 Commencement

May 15, 2016

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2016 Commencement Information

May 13, 2016

Guest Access and Seating

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Prohibited Items inside Notre Dame Stadium

Items Prohibited at the Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony include:

  • Air horns
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, beach balls, or frisbees
  • Containers of any type—glass bottles (perfume, drink bottles, etc.), cans or thermoses
  • Coolers, grocery bags, tote bags, or duffel bags
  • Drones: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.
  • e-Cigarettes, matches, lighters, smoking, or tobacco
  • Explosives or fireworks
  • Food or beverage
  • Laser lights or pointers
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Metal objects
  • Portable seatbacks
  • Any object that can be used as a projectile
  • Purses or bags larger than 12”x12”x12”
  • Selfie Sticks, poles, or tripods
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects
  • Signs, banners, or posters
  • Spray containers, aerosols, or flammable liquids
  • Umbrellas
  • Unopened packages of any kind (i.e. graduation presents).
  • Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, ammunition or knives (regardless of size)

For the latest updates, follow ND Commencement on Twitter! … Read More

Fighting Irish Football

May 12, 2016

2016 Kickoff Times & 2017 Schedule

By John Heisler

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2016 season (and for its off-site home game against Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas) in addition to the complete 2017 Irish football schedule.

Here are the 2016 and 2017 schedules, with most times for road games in 2016 yet to be determined:

2016 Notre Dame Football Schedule

Date Opponent
Sept. 4 at Texas TBD
Sept. 10 NEVADA 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 17 MICHIGAN STATE 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 24 DUKE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 1 vs. Syracuse TBD
(MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Oct. 8 at NC State TBD
Oct. 15 STANFORD 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 22 Bye Week
Oct. 29 MIAMI 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC

Nov. 5 vs. Navy 11:30 a.m. EST CBS
(EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida)
Nov. 12 Army 2:30 p.m. CST NBC
(Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas) Shamrock Series
*Nov. 19
VIRGINIA TECH 3:30 p.m. EST NBC
Nov. 26 at USC TBD

2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule

Sept. 2* TEMPLE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 9 GEORGIA Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 16 Boston College Alumni Stadium, Chestnut, Hill, Massachusetts
Sept. 23 Michigan State Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
Sept. 30 MIAMI (Ohio) Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana

Oct. 7 North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Oct. 14 Bye Week
Oct. 21 USC Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 28 N.C. STATE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana

Nov. 4 WAKE FOREST Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 11 Miami (Fla.) New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Nov. 18 NAVY Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 25 Stanford Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California

Stanford (16th appearance at Notre Dame Stadium in 2016) last played at Notre Dame in 2014. Michigan State (43rd appearance at Notre Dame, 32nd at Notre Dame Stadium) most recently played at Notre Dame Stadium in 2013. Miami comes to Notre Dame Stadium in 2016 for the first time since 1990 and makes its 10th appearance overall in Notre Dame’s home facility. Duke has made three previous appearances at Notre Dame Stadium (1958, 1966, 2007). Nevada and Virginia Tech will be facing Notre Dame in 2016 for the first time, home or away.

Nine of the 2016 Notre Dame opponents played in postseason bowl games following the 2015 season – including Nevada (7-6, won Arizona Bowl over Colorado State), Michigan State (12-2, lost Cotton Bowl to Alabama in College Football Playoff semifinal), Duke (8-5, won Pinstripe Bowl over Indiana), North Carolina State (7-6, lost Belk Bowl to Mississippi State), Stanford (12-2, won Rose Bowl over Iowa), Miami (8-5, lost Sun Bowl to Washington State), Navy (11-2, won Military Bowl over Pittsburgh), Virginia Tech (7-6, won Independence Bowl over Tulsa) and USC (8-6, lost Holiday Bowl to Wisconsin). Three of Notre Dame’s 2016 opponents finished in the final Associated Press poll for 2015—#3 Stanford, #6 Michigan State and #18 Navy.

The 2017 schedule will feature seven home games for the first time since 2010, as the Irish take a one-year break from their Shamrock Series games.

“In 2017, the first year in which we will compete in the renovated stadium, we thought it was important to maximize the opportunity for our fans to attend a home game,” said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame’s vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics. “We look forward to restoring the Shamrock Series tradition in 2018 and the years beyond.”

All of the stadium renovations associated with Campus Crossroads, the $400 million project that will use the University of Notre Dame’s iconic football stadium as a hub for new facilities supporting academic and student life initiatives, will be completed by the start of the 2017 season. Laboratories, classrooms and offices for the anthropology and psychology departments will occupy four levels of the nine-story building on the east side of the stadium, with one level devoted to a digital media center. Space designed to enhance student development and formation will fill the first five levels of the nine-story building linked to the west side of the stadium. Both buildings will be topped by stadium seating and media accommodations. A structure connected to the south side of the stadium will house the Department of Music and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program. To request Notre Dame football season tickets, visit UND.com/FootballTickets or call 574-631-3500.

Please note that South Bend observes Eastern time (including DST) year-round. In 2016, daylight time ends and standard time begins on Sunday, Nov. 5. … Read More

2016 Commencement

May 12, 2016

Guest Access and Seating

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Prohibited Items inside Notre Dame Stadium

Items Prohibited at the Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony include:

  • Air horns
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, beach balls, or frisbees
  • Containers of any type—glass bottles (perfume, drink bottles, etc.), cans or thermoses
  • Coolers, grocery bags, tote bags, or duffel bags
  • Drones: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.
  • e-Cigarettes, matches, lighters, smoking, or tobacco
  • Explosives or fireworks
  • Food or beverage
  • Laser lights or pointers
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Metal objects
  • Portable seatbacks
  • Any object that can be used as a projectile
  • Purses or bags larger than 12”x12”x12”
  • Selfie Sticks, poles, or tripods
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects
  • Signs, banners, or posters
  • Spray containers, aerosols, or flammable liquids
  • Umbrellas
  • Unopened packages of any kind (i.e. graduation presents).
  • Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, ammunition or knives (regardless of size)
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May 08, 2016

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Security measures announced for 2016 University Commencement Ceremony

May 06, 2016

Due to the participation of Laetare Medal co-recipient Vice President Joe Biden, additional security measures will be in place at the University of Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony May 15 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.

The academic processional will begin at approximately 9 a.m., but guests are encouraged to arrive early due to expected delays as everyone will be required to pass through airport-style security checkpoints operated by U.S. Secret Service personnel. All attendees must have a ticket for admission. Guests can enter beginning at 7 a.m. through Gate A on the stadium’s northeast corner and Gate C on the south end.

Many common items will be prohibited at Commencement, including umbrellas; purses or bags larger than 12 by 12 by 12 inches; personal seatbacks; backpacks; signs or banners; unopened packages or gifts of any kind; containers of any type including bottles, cans or thermoses; coolers; grocery bags, tote bags, duffel bags and more. Strollers are permitted and will be subject to screening by U.S. Secret Service personnel, which may cause a delay in stadium entry. For a complete list of prohibited items, visit commencement.nd.edu/commencement-weekend/ceremony-tickets/prohibited-items/.

Attendees are encouraged to check carefully their belongings before entering the security checkpoint lines. Storage will not be provided for items prohibited for admission, meaning prohibited items must be discarded or returned to a personal vehicle. Water and other beverages will be available for purchase at stadium concession stands.

If severe weather is a concern, the decision to move the ceremony indoors will be announced by 10:30 p.m. May 14 (Saturday) to allow the Secret Service sufficient time to move security checkpoints to the Joyce Center. This decision will be broadly communicated via the NDAlert system, through local news outlets, email messages, online at commencement.nd.edu and on University social media accounts.

In the case of severe weather, graduating students will need their “graduate ticket” to enter the Joyce Center. Participating faculty will need their “faculty ticket,” and guests will be required to have a “severe weather” ticket. General admission tickets will not be honored if the ceremony is moved to the Joyce Center.

Courtesy of University of Notre Dame Media Relations
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