Notre Dame is proud to present a number of different weekly series exploring some of the topics and ideas of interest to our University and professors, faculty, and staff.

Football Fridays

Football Fridays Academic Series

Continue the Notre Dame tradition of lifelong learning. A Football Fridays series featuring faculty sharing their insight and experiences about Notre Dame and its place in the world. All lectures are at 2:00 p.m. in the Eck visitors center Auditorium.

Game Day

Dooley Society Lecture Series

The Dr. Tom Dooley Society, an enthusiastic and fast-growing group of Notre Dame's medical alumni, hosts lectures on most Game Days to encourage discussion of health-related topics and to bolster its ongoing work of mentoring Notre Dame students interested in the medical field. 

Emil T. Hofman Lecture

Many Domers celebrate their admiration for Emil T. Hofman, legendary chemistry professor, mentor to many, and dean emeritus of the First Year of Studies by visiting with him in person on campus and/or attending the annual Emil T. Hofman Lecture held in his honor on a Game Day. 

Saturday Scholar Series

If you're a fan of intelligent conversation about subjects ranging from the arts to history, from global affairs to ethics, some of Notre Dame's top scholars are happy to provide the food for thought. Every football season, the Saturday Scholars Series offers free-of-charge lectures or panel discussions. 

Saturday Science Exploration Series

Come join us in the Jordan Hall of Science as we explore the universe from the stars to the oceans. We will discuss green chemistry, adult stem cells, extraterrestrial life, imaginary numbers and much, much more. Before every home football game, our Saturday Science Exploration Series is sure to inspire a fascination with our world as visitors learn about our innovative approach to science.

Saturdays with the Saints

Now you can spend one hour with the saints before the game on selected weekends this fall at Saturdays with the Saints. Come nourish your Catholic faith and your mind at the same time with talks by distinguished members of the Notre Dame faculty.

Team Irish Awards 

The Presidential Team Irish Award program has been designed to provide a special and unique opportunity to publicly recognize core staff teams that exemplify the University’s Core Values on behalf of their department and the University.The recognition of a significant accomplishment, collaboration or initiative where the Core Values were demonstrated will occur during each of the home football games.