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Do you want to know how to get around South Bend? Curious about housing options? Check out these videos made by our very own Graduate Student Orientation Ambassadors!     Check out our other videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYLYa78rLlXziPJsLUPJJQ Get up to the date information by checking out our other social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NDGradLife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NDGradStudentLife/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ndgradlife/

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Who among us doesn’t enjoy a good summer film? The smell of fresh popcorn and the cool, dark theater; the mindless action flick or the compelling, heartfelt drama: what better way to spend a few hours on a lazy summer day? As we all know, however, there is something a little gut-wrenching about forking over […]

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Many graduate students find themselves in South Bend for all or part of the summer. Campus is relatively quiet and sparsely populated, providing the opportunity for hours of undisturbed research and writing in the library or in the office, as well as time to tackle that to-do list that piled up over the course of […]

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Planning a Vacation

Question: I want to plan a family vacation for May or June 2015. When does Notre Dame’s spring 2015 semester end and summer 2015 session begin? Answer: The registrar’s office maintains the university’s current and future academic calendars, which include the dates for the first and last day of classes, semester breaks, and exams:  http://registrar.nd.edu/calendar/future.php. Students planning a 2015 summer […]

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QUESTION: What do you think are the most challenging aspects of adjusting to graduate studies and what advice would you offer a new grad student?   SALMON SAYS: Adjusting to graduate studies as a new grad student, like adjusting to any new situation in life, can be challenging.  Navigating the transition from student to scholar requires […]

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Many incoming students have inquired about how to connect with other students before their arrival on campus, and how to find prospective roommates.  Here are a few helpful hints and resources: Facebook GSU Facebook Page The Graduate School Facebook Page Notre Dame Graduate Student Life Facebook Page  Connect with other grad students, learn about events […]

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I graduate in one week with a MA in Peace Studies from Notre Dame. The two-year program has provided amazing opportunities to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet, there are things I wish I knew before coming to the program. I hope they help you in your journey as an incoming student. Your department or […]

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It didn’t always. Our sports teams have been known as the Ramblers, the Rovers, and the Irish Terriers.  But an early association between Irish Immigrants and Catholicism led to a tradition of referring to anyone from Notre Dame as Irish.  While the use of the Fighting Irish moniker dates back to the turn of the […]

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