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USC Pep Rally

Get the Irish Ready to Play Under the Lights

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JUST ANNOUNCED: The USC Pep Rally will be on Library Quad on Friday, October 18th at 5:45 PM.

Come out and support the Fighting Irish as they prepare to take on USC under the lights! The pep rally will kickoff with the cheerleaders, Marching Band and Irish Guard. Special guests include Lou Holtz and the 1988 National Championship team.

Make sure you arrive early to hear 2010 Alum Pat McKillen perform hits from his soon to be released album, the Red Headed Enemy, at 4:15 PM!

Come out to get the Fighting Irish ready for GAME DAY against USC! They need you, Irish fans!

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Saving for College Q & A

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Friday October 18th 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., 121 Main Building

When it comes to saving for a college education, planning is key. To help employees and alumni with post-secondary education planning, several departments on campus have joined together to present “Saving for College” Drop-in Question & Answer Session.

Professional staff will be available to answer your questions about:

  • The importance of creating a plan for saving for college
  • Various college savings options, especially 529 plans
  • How savings plans work with Financial Aid

Representatives from the Notre Dame Office of Financial Aid, the Private College 529 Plan, and the Notre Dame Finance Division will be on hand to help answer your questions. Brochures and summary resources will also be available to assist you in creating and building your college savings plan.

Expert Panel:

  • Dr. Thomas Bear, Ed.D., Executive Director of Student Financial Strategies, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Joseph Russo, Director of Student Financial Strategies (Retired), Univ. of Notre Dame; Board of Directors, Tuition Plan Consortium

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The Celtic Champions Classic

On October 19th, Notre Dame will host _‘The Celtic Champions Classic’_ at Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium at 3:00 PM. Irish fans will have the opportunity to witness Ireland’s leading Gaelic sports stars compete in the ancient Irish game of hurling, the fastest field sport in the world. The event on October 19th will mark the first time a unique, short-form of the game is played. The Gaelic Players Association and Gaelic Athletic Association have worked in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame to bring this exciting event to campus. We hope all fans will head to Arlotta Stadium to see this match of Ireland's very best athletes prior to kickoff against USC.

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Irish Defeat Sun Devils

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tommy Rees and Notre Dame felt right at home during another trip to South Bend South in Texas. Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday night.

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Irish Eyes: Shamrock Series

Calling All Irish Fans!

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Use #NDgameday to show us your photos on Instagram and Twitter! After the Shamrock Series weekend, we’ll select our favorite photos and post them here on gameday.nd.edu.

Game Day Sunglasses

Still trying to get your hands on a pair of Game Day sunglasses? We will be handing out a limited number in Texas! Tag photos with #NDgameday and note your location. If the Game Day team is in the area, we might just show up with a pair of sunglasses for you!…

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Transportation to AT&T Stadium from Fort Worth

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Ride The T’s Cowboys Coach shuttle from downtown Fort Worth to AT&T Stadium for the Notre Dame vs. ASU game!

Bus shuttles leave from the Vickery Park & Ride, accessed from the 200 block of W. Vickery Blvd., just south of the T&P rail station.

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Parking at Vickery Park & Ride - $5.00 per vehicle (cash only) – Approx. 350 spaces – No reserved parking

Shuttle Ticket - $10.00 per person (round-trip, cash only)

Departure

Shuttles begin boarding at the Vickery Park & Ride four (4) hours prior to announced/published game time and leave as they fill. The last shuttle leaves 3 hours prior to game time.

Return

Shuttle staging is at Lot 15, approx. 900 feet from Cowboys Stadium. Shuttles begin boarding after the game and return as they fill. The last shuttle return is one hour after the game is over.
Note: No coolers/ice chests; all personal items must be taken with you when you exit the shuttle. See AT&T Stadium Bag Policy for personal items at the bottom of this page.

Downtown Circulator Service To Cowboy Shuttle Boarding

Cowboy Coach will serve the downtown area with pickups at Molly the Trolley stops close to the major hotels (see map).

How it works:
Starting at the “Molly Stop” outside the Sheraton Hotel (4 hours before kickoff) a Cowboy stadium shuttle will circulate the downtown area, stopping at each boarding point shown on the map. (it’s about 14 minutes between Sheraton & Omni)

The shuttle will deliver passengers to the Cowboy Coach boarding area on Vickery Blvd. at the T&P rail station where riders can get a ticket and board the Cowboy Coach to the game.

The shuttle will repeat this process 20 minutes after the first trip and again 40 minutes after the first trip for a total of 3 trips between downtown and the Cowboy Coach boarding area.

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On return from the game, downtown destination passengers should remain on the bus as it drops off at the Vickery Park & Ride. The bus will then make a trip through downtown to drop you off.

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Shamrock Series Mass

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Game Day will begin in true Notre Dame fashion as the Notre Dame family will come together in celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth.

When making Game Day arrangements, please note seating is limited in the Cathedral.

Directions to St. Patrick Cathedral from the Worthington Renaissance


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Shamrock Series Pep Rally

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Friday Oct 4th, 6:15 pm – 6:50 pm

Location: 9th & Main Street, Downtown Fort Worth, Texas

Come out and support the Fighting Irish as they prepare to take on Arizona State University. Appearances by: ND Band, Cheerleaders, Leprechaun, Irish Guard, and Notre Dame VIPs

Free Concert at Pep Rally: Charla Corn

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Friday Oct 4th, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Location: 9th & Main Street, Downtown Fort Worth, Texas

Come out and take in the sweet tunes of Charla Corn as we prepare to cheer the Irish onward to victory.

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Shamrock Series Young Alumni Event

Notre Dame’s Home Away from Home football game each season provides an excellent opportunity for young alums to get together and network. As such, the NDAA hosts a young alumni social at a popular location in the host city. Usually held the night before the game, the social provides specials and a central location for young alums to congregate.

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Meet us at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth!
Join us for the Shamrock Series Young Alumni event in Texas! After the pep rally, meet up for heavy appetizers and open bar (draft specialty beers, including Texas favorites) at Fort Worth hotspot and draught emporium, the Flying Saucer.

Catch up with fellow ND alums and get pumped for the game. All young alumni and friends welcome! $30/person for the first 100 to register here:
at http://youngalumni.undgroup.org/SSYAEvent2013

See you there! Go Irish!

Event Details

Friday, October 4th, 8 PM – 11 PM
Flying Saucer
111 E Third St. @ Commerce
Fort Worth, TX 76102

*Note: all attendees must be 21 years and older

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The 411 on Downtown Fort Worth

Dining

Looking for a great place to eat after the pep rally on Friday night? Click here to check out all of the great restaurants Fort Worth has to offer! You can search restaurants by cuisine and/or area.

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The Fort Worth Convention and Visitor’s Bureau strongly recommends fan make dinner reservations for Friday evening.

Things to Do

Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture”, Fort Worth offers an array of activities and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a true Western experience, an afternoon of art viewing, or a combination of the two, Fort Worth has it all!

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Click here for a full list of “things to do” in Fort Worth

Transportation

For convenient travel around Downtown Fort Worth, ride Molly the Trolley. Click here for route and schedule information

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Questions About Fort Worth?

Have questions about Fort Worth? Tweet @VisitFortWorth

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Shamrock Series Marching Band "Concert on the Steps"

The Notre Dame Marching Band will bring their famed “Concert on the Steps” to Texas for the 2013 Shamrock Series!

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The Band will perform at the AT&T West Plaza outside of AT&T Stadium at 3:45 PM on Saturday, October 5th. The location of AT&T West Plaza is indicated below by the interlocking ND in the image at the bottom of the page.

Important Information for Viewing the Concert

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Please note the yellow perimeter, which denotes the security barrier at AT&T Stadium. To view the Concert on the Steps, fans must enter the secure area and have their ticket scanned. Once within the perimeter, fans will not be permitted to leave the secure area and reenter. The Stadium is not open to fans at 3:45 PM, only the secure area outside of the stadium will be open. At the conclusion of the concert at 4:30 PM, Stadium gates will open.

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AT&T Stadium Bag Policy

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With our trip to AT&T Stadium around the corner, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the stadium bag policy. For more stadium policies and info visit the AT&T Stadium Website

Bag Policy

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Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags.

Fans may carry only the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

  • NFL approved bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ × 6″ × 12.″ The bags may be hand-carried or have a shoulder strap. (Officially licensed NFL team logo clear plastic tote bag measuring 12″ × 6″ × 12″ will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com).
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small, one compartment, clutch bag that does not exceed 8.5″ × 5.5″, with or without a handle or strap. This can be carried separately or within a plastic bag.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

We strongly encourage fans to limit the number of items they bring with them to the stadium on game day.

Bag Inspections

All bags are subject to inspection upon entry and are subject to additional inspections within the stadium.

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Shamrock Series Young Alumni Event

Notre Dame’s Home Away from Home football game each season provides an excellent opportunity for young alums to get together and network. As such, the NDAA hosts a young alumni social at a popular location in the host city. Usually held the night before the game, the social provides specials and a central location for young alums to congregate.

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Meet us at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth!
Join us for the Shamrock Series Young Alumni event in Texas! After the pep rally, meet up for heavy appetizers and open bar (draft specialty beers, including Texas favorites) at Fort Worth hotspot and draught emporium, the Flying Saucer.

Catch up with fellow ND alums and get pumped for the game. All young alumni and friends welcome! $30/person for the first 100 to register here:
at http://youngalumni.undgroup.org/SSYAEvent2013

See you there! Go Irish!

Event Details

Friday, October 4th, 8 PM – 11 PM
Flying Saucer
111 E Third St. @ Commerce
Fort Worth, TX 76102

*Note: all attendees must be 21 years and older

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#NDGAMEDAY

Show us game day through eyes on Instagram and Twitter!

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Irish fans, we LOVE seeing what your game day looks like! So many fans are showing us game day through their eyes using #NDgameday and we want to see more!

We also want to say, “Thanks!” On Oklahoma game day, with the help of Leprechaun Legion and our Guest Service teams, we will be handing out a limited number of Game Day sunglasses to fans across campus. Make your way to campus early to grab a pair!

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Keep using #NDgameday throughout the season. Each Monday after a home game, we will post our TOP 10 favorite #NDgameday photos. Next week, it could be YOU!

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Upcoming Weekend Highlights

This weekend is full of exciting events all across campus! Here are some highlights of what’s to come…

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Friday, September 27th

ND Stadium Tunnel Tour 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Since 1931, every Notre Dame football team has walked down the same tunnel, to the same field before every home football game. Every Irish fan has the opportunity to walk the same fabled walk every Irish player has taken for the past 81 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. Free and open to the public.

The Notre Dame Stadium tunnel tour will be open from 10:00am until 5:00pm, except during team walk-throughs.

ND Pep Rally 6:00 pm

The Oklahoma pep rally will be held inside Purcell Pavilion Friday night at 6:00pm. The doors will open at 5:00pm and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. The rally will feature head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish football team along with the Notre Dame Marching Band, Leprechaun and Cheerleaders. As always the Pep Rally is free and open to the public. Come out and support the Fighting Irish as they get ready to beat the Sooners in Notre Dame Stadium.

Saturday, September 28th

LaBar Practice Field Open House 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The LaBar practice facility will be open to the public from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Be sure to stop by to see where the Irish prepare for every Game Day.

Player Walk 1:15 pm

The Notre Dame football players and coaches will walk from the Guglielmino Complex to the Library (Touchdown Jesus), then down Library Quad into the Stadium. Line up along the sides of Library Quad to cheer on the Fighting Irish as they walk into the stadium.

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Trumpets Under the Dome 2:30 pm

The Notre Dame Trumpet Section plays Notre Dame Our Mother and the Notre Dame Victory March inside of the famed Golden Dome.

Marching Band March Out 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Starting at the Main Building, watch the Fighting Irish marching band make their way to Notre Dame Stadium.

Be sure to check the full schedule of events when making your plans for the weekend.

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Wear Green!

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Notre Dame Football Fans,

The Leprechaun Legion, the official voice of the Notre Dame student section, is excited to announce a partnership with the Kelly Cares Foundation to sponsor a stadium-wide “WEAR GREEN Game” against the Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday, September 28th. All fans are encouraged to grab “The Shirt 2013” or their favorite green ND shirt to show support for the team and a great cause.

Furthermore, the Office of Sustainability is holding a “Go Green” competition between the residence halls on campus this week. The Kelly Cares Foundation will be making a donation to the winning hall and its sponsored charity. The Legion is thrilled to announce these exciting events. Remember, WEAR GREEN against Oklahoma. Go Irish, Beat Sooners!

Kristen Parkinson & Mitch Patin
Leprechaun Legion Football Leaders

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Oklahoma Pep Rally

Friday, September 27th in the Purcell Pavilion at 6 p.m.

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The Oklahoma pep rally will be held inside Purcell Pavilion Friday night at 6:00pm. The doors will open at 5:00pm and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. The rally will feature head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish football team along with the Notre Dame Marching Band, Leprechaun and Cheerleaders. As always the Pep Rally is free and open to the public. Come out and support the Fighting Irish as they get ready to beat the Sooners in Notre Dame Stadium.

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