Parents Program and Welcome Week


Below is some information on events happening this weekend to host our Freshman Parents.

  • Presentation to international parents, Wed.. 8/19, Carey Auditorium 2:30 p.m.
  • Information Reception for parents of transfer students, Thur. 8/20, Morris Inn, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Dinner meeting with 72 parent volunteers, Thur, 8/20, Morris Inn, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • 72 Parent volunteers out in the parking lot staging areas welcome the new parents to campus with Parents Program welcome packets (2,300), Fri. 8/21, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception for Sorin Society parents with a first year student, Fri. 8/21, Morris Inn, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
  • In collaboration with FYS and Student Affairs, lunch for 4,000 incoming parents and presentation by the Parents Program.
Barbara Kelly


Welcome Weekend Parent Receptions

The University of Notre Dame Department of Development has cordially invited a small group of first-year parents to “Welcome First-Year Parent Receptions” on Friday, August 21 at various locations on campus. The Department of Development hopes that parents will join representatives from their regions for an evening of great food, drink, wonderful company, and an opportunity to meet fellow parents of first-year students.

The parents may have a previous relationship with the University, or this may be their first exposure to the University.

The welcome receptions will take place in six campus locations:

· Southeast Region: Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

· Northeast Region: O’Brien’s Club, Compton Family Ice Arena (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

· Chicago Area: Club Naimoli, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

· Midwest Region: Warren Golf Course Clubhouse (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

· West Region & Global: Main Building Rotunda (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

· Principal Gifts: Hesburgh Library Penthouse (8:00pm – 10:00 pm)



Sara Kassen

2015 Pep Rally Schedule

Below is the list of dates and locations for the 2015 football season pep rallies. They are free to attend and tickets are not required. They all begin at 6 p.m. EST.

ND vs. Texas, Sept. 4 – Outside the Rockne Memorial Building
ND vs. Georgia Tech, Sept. 18 – Purcell Pavilion
ND vs. Massachusetts, Sept. 25 – Compton Family Ice Area
ND vs. Navy, Oct. 9 – Joyce Center Field House (north dome)
ND vs. USC, Oct. 16 – Hesburgh Library mall
ND Vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 13 – TBD

This year, the university will not be holding Friday Football Luncheons; however, there will still be access to Notre Dame Stadium on home football Fridays at the north tunnel from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. for fans to walk to field level and take photos, unless the visiting team schedules a practice.


Fighting Irish Media

Welcome to the Team, Bryan Reaume!


Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Bryan Reaume (pronounced “Reem”) has joined the Organizational Effectiveness leadership team as Program Manager, Learning and Organizational Development. He is succeeding Jeanne Monsma, who was recently promoted to Manager, Learning and Organizational Development.

Bryan comes to us from Young Life, a non-profit organization that supports children in 95 different countries, where he most recently served as their Director of Operations and Leadership Development. Bryan holds a BA in Education from Bowling Green State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from Fuller Seminary. He is currently on track to finish his Masters in Non-Profit Administration at Notre Dame.

Bryan, his wife Cassidy and their two children, Karina (6) & Parker (5) are relocating from Connecticut and they are very excited to be a part of the Notre Dame family.

He will start on September 14th but will be joining us this week at the UR Summit. Please join me in welcoming Bryan to our team.

All the best,

Tim Willis

Prayer Requests for Opening School Year Prayer Service

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. EST, Notre Dame staff, alumni, and parents will gather at the Grotto to pray for the well-being and success of students and teachers everywhere, particularly for our students and faculty as a new academic year gets underway. Please join us in praying the Rosary, and then the prayers submitted by alumni and parents from across the globe.

We invite you to submit a prayer for your child/children, college-bound students, and teachers through this link:

Prayers should be submitted by the end of the work day on Friday, August 21st.


Angie Appleby Purcell

Fiscal 2016 Monthly Budget Reports

Dear Colleagues,

We discovered this morning that there was an error in the Monthly Budget Reports that were emailed to budget administrators this morning. The Fiscal 2016 budget data did not roll forward properly. We are working on the correction and will re-distribute the reports as soon as possible.

We apologize for any confusion caused by this error.

Mary Ellen Koepfle


ESC Garage West Entrance closed on August 29th

Eddy Street Battle of the Bands hosted by Rob and Artimis will be from 12noon – 10pm on Saturday August 29th, 2015 . Please make sure to access the garage through the south or east entrance and plan accordingly as Eddy St will be closed from 5am – 11pm on this day.

There will also be kids activities such as a bounce house and sand art from 12noon – 5pm. Don’t miss this great event!


Baby News! Congratulations Brian Couch

Brian and Beth Couch welcomed granddaughter Rowan Adelaide Couch on Saturday, August 8.  Rowan, the daughter of Brian and Mary Couch was born at 9:16 a.m.  She weighs 7 lbs. 9 oz. and is 21 inches long, with red hair!  She joins big brother George at home in South Bend.




Mary Bueno

Welcome Julia Yoder to Special Events & Stewardship

Dear Colleagues:

I am excited to introduce Julia Yoder as the newest member of the Special Events & Stewardship team. Serving as lead coordinator, Julia will be responsible for coordinating the Presidential and Vice Presidential acknowledgment letters for University donors, will assist with the stewardship program for Endowments for Excellence, will lead other key communication initiatives for University leadership, and will assist with event planning and execution. Julia will begin her work with us on Monday, August 17.

Julia graduated from Hope College with a BA in International Studies and earned a masters in public affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from IUPUI. She comes to us after having served as assistant program coordinator for the Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda.

Please join me in welcoming Julia to our team and to the Notre Dame family!

Heather Moriconi


Farewell to Mike Seeley

Please join me in extending best wishes to Mike Seeley, whose last day with the Development Office as a Field Fundraiser will be August 14, 2015. Mike just completed his second year in development and fifteenth year at Notre Dame. Mike will be joining the Enrollment Division here at Notre Dame.

Congratulations to Mike as he begins his next chapter at ND. We wish him all the best!


Stu Fortener