Students have not always had the luxury to travel home or to other destinations over Christmas break. Whether due to financial circumstance or University regulations, students and faculty who remained on campus held proper Christmas celebrations — from the traditional midnight mass to ice skating and gift exchanges. Below is an account from the first volume of the student publication Scholastic of the 1867 Christmas activities at Notre Dame.
Scholastic, December 28, 1867
The University Archives, along with all other Notre Dame administrative offices, will close for the Christmas Celebration on December 23rd and reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.