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Newly appointed Vice President

April 29, 2016

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Mike Seamon, associate vice president for campus safety at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the University’s first vice president for campus safety and event management, Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves announced Friday (April 29).

In the newly created position, Seamon will continue to lead Notre Dame Security Police, the Notre Dame Fire Department, the Risk Management and Safety Department and football Game Day Operations and emergency management, and he will take on oversight of the multiple components associated with event space on campus.

“From his days as a student at Notre Dame to roles with ever-increasing responsibility over the past 19 years, Mike has demonstrated superb organizational skills, an aptitude for anticipating challenges and the ability to work effectively with all members of the campus community,” Affleck-Graves said. “He is ideally suited to address what is a growing and critical need on campus, and I am pleased that he has accepted this new assignment.”

Said Seamon: “I am extremely grateful to Father John (Jenkins) and John Affleck-Graves for this opportunity to continue to serve the University in this new capacity. I’m excited and look forward to collaborating with the campus community, our alumni, guests and the broader region, particularly as the Campus Crossroads Project comes to life in 2017.”

Approximately 75 venues in 30 buildings are currently used for various events on campus, yet there is no centralized mechanism for booking, assigning space, coordinating setup, providing technology or other resources. The opening next year of several more such facilities in the Campus Crossroad Project surrounding Notre Dame Stadium will compound the problem.

Seamon has been charged with unifying the process associated with management of major events for all faculty, staff, students and outside groups that are planning and hosting conferences and other gatherings on campus. In addition, he will play an active role in the coordination of major institutional events, such as commencement, alumni reunion weekend, football game day operations, Junior Parents Weekend and University milestone celebrations.

A graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in management and a master of business administration degree, Seamon has served at his alma mater since 1997 after previously working as director of sales and marketing for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.

Prior to his current position, Seamon was assistant vice president for university events, executive assistant to the executive vice president — for both Affleck-Graves and Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C. — and executive assistant to the vice president of finance and the vice president of business operations.

Seamon is a graduate of the South Bend/Mishawaka Leadership Program and has served as chair of the Logan Center’s Foundation Board of Trustees and on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County.

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2016 NFL Draft

April 29, 2016

Irish selected in the first round

Two Fighting Irish football players were seleceted in the first rounds of the he 2016 NFL Draft held Thursday evening in Chicago, IL at the Auditorium Theater.

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Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth overall pick in the first round. Ronnie is the 64th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Stanley becomes the sixth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Baltimore Ravens and first since Kapron Lewis-Moore in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. Starting in all 39 games over the last three seasons, he was named a consensus All-American in 2015 by the NCAA. He was a first-team pick by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Sporting News. He also was a first-team selection by ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports, and a second-team choice by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports and a semifinalist for the 2015 Lombardi and Outland Trophies.

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Wide Receiver Will Fuller was selected by the Houston Texans with the 21st overall pick in the first round. He is the 65th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Fuller becomes the fourth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Houston Texans and first since Louis Nix III in the third round of the 2014 draft. Fuller ranks in the top 10 in five career receiving school records and ranks in the top 10 in eight single-season receiving school lists. He finished his career with 144 receptions for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns. In 2015, Fuller led Notre Dame in receptions, receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receiving TDs. He ranked fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in TD catches, 11th in yards per reception, 16th in receiving yards, 16th in receiving yards per game, tied for 34th in total TDs and 73rd in receptions per game. Fuller registered 15 receptions of at least 30 yards, 10 TD receptions of at least 30 yards and eight TD catches of 45 yards or longer. He eclipsed 100 yards receiving in seven games.

Stanley is the highest-drafted Notre Dame player since Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer in the 1993 draft, while Fuller is the highest-drafted Irish wideout since Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd in the 2012 draft. Since the National Football League began drafting players in 1936, Notre Dame football players have been selected by NFL teams on 485 occasions. … Read More

2016 Commencement

April 27, 2016

2015 Grads Steps

With the 171st Notre Dame Commencement around the corner from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15th, details for the weekend and updates for campus can be found via the Commencement website, Twitter, or Facebook. … Read More

Spring is in the Air.....

April 22, 2016

ND Tulips

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Blue Gold Parking and Gate Acess

April 16, 2016


  • All lots open at 8 am ET for the annual spring Blue Gold game.
  • Parking is free on a first come, first served basis.
  • Fans and guests can refer to the below maps for shuttle and accessibility information.
  • Gates A, C, and E will open to the public at 11:30 am ET.
  • The game kicks off at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Tickets can be purchased at Murnane Family Ticket Office at Gate 9 Purcell Pavilion at Joyce Center at 8:30 am ET.
  • Be sure to check out what’s happening on campus!

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The 27th Shirt Unveiled

April 15, 2016

Since 1990, The Shirt has become part of the history of Notre Dame football and fans all around the world. Coach Brian Kelly and The 27th Shirt committee unveiled the 2016 The Shirt at Hammes Bookstore before the annual spring Blue Gold game! This year’s shirt is in tribute to Father Ted Hesburgh. Be sure to check out the wonderful history, tradition, and support The Shirt purchases provide!

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Blue Gold Roster/Format Announced

April 15, 2016

Notre Dame Football has announced the spring Blue Gold roster and game format via! Kick off is 12:30 pm ET at Notre Dame Stadium this Saturday, April 16th! … Read More

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

April 15, 2016

2016 Blue Gold Spring Game

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.

Football Saturdays at Notre Dame are among the most pure and enjoyable experiences in all of sports. The University works to keep the parking lots and tailgating areas entertaining and enjoyable for all Irish fans and visitors.

In order to create a safe and fan friendly environment for all Notre Dame stadium guests, ALL bags are subject to inspection at each of the gates upon entrance.

Prohibited Bags


Policy Details

Backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags are NOT permitted in the stadium.
ALL items subject to inspection upon entrance, NOT LIMITED TO
Diaper & Medical bags, blankets, coats, and ponchos.

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
  • Alcohol
  • Food or beverage
  • Smoking, tobacco or e-cigarettes (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 with documentation
  • The throwing of any object at any time
  • Signs or banners
  • Strollers
  • Artificial noise makers
  • Selfie Sticks

Please Note: 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.

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

Please Note: Cameras, camcorders, and umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not compromise the view of others.

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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Blue Gold Game

April 14, 2016

Spring Game Parking and Gate Access

  • All lots open at 8 am ET for the annual spring Blue Gold game.
  • Parking is free on a first come, first served basis.
  • Fans and guests can refer to the below maps for shuttle and accessibility information.
  • Gates A, C, and E will open to the public at 11:30 am ET.
  • The game kicks off at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN at Notre Dame Stadium.

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Blue Gold 2016

April 13, 2016

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Saturday’s annual spring Blue Gold game kicks off at 12:30 pm ET at Notre Dame Stadium. At 11:30 am ET fans and guests can enter the stadium through Gates A, C, and E. General admission (GA) tickets are available online through Murnane Family Ticket Office for advance purchase. Walk up GA tickets will also be sold on Saturday beginning at 8:30 am ET at Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Opportunities to upgrade your experience or purchase tickets for gold seats or to Listen to Lou Holtz speak are also available.

All parking lots will be open at 8 am ET and are first come, first served basis to fans and guests. The parking will be free for the Blue Gold game and events across campus. White Field parking will be available with shuttles running to Hesburgh Library. Bulla Lot will be available for accessible parking with shuttle access.

Be sure to view all events across campus while you are planning your trip and day at Notre Dame! Follow @gamedayND on Twitter for updates!

  • Don’t forget the 2016 The Shirt will be unveiled Friday, April 15th at 6 pm ET at Hammes Bookstore by head football Coach Brian Kelly. The 27th shirt festivities will begin at 4 pm ET.
  • Are you looking for a guided, scenic run to start your morning on campus? Join #NDgameday for Game Day Run Club at 8 am ET!

Check out Notre Dame Stadium’s Bag Policy and general stadium policies prior to your visit!

We look forward to your visit to campus and if you have any questions or feedback, please email us at

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