Building Community Through Dorm Retreats

Author: Courtie Davis

Grabbing my duffle bag, I rushed around my room. What do I need? Pajamas? Got them. Homework? Forget it. Chocolate bars? Always. In truth, it didn’t really matter what I brought with me because I was going to have a good time regardless. I would be attending the Walsh Hall Overnight Retreat. 

The word “retreat” can be intimidating for people. While some Notre Dame students have attended many retreats, like Kairos, others have avoided them entirely. However, the Walsh Overnight always draws in students with various spiritual backgrounds. I think this is something special about Notre Dame. Even though students come from different countries, cultures, and faiths, we share a desire to learn more from each other through experiences like retreats. In fact, so many wanted to attend this retreat that over 80 girls from my hall sign up every year. (Yes, that’s almost half of the dorm going on a mini vacation together.)…

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13 Things Your Tour Guide Won't Tell You

Author: Courtie Davis

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When you come to campus for the first time, one of the first people you interact with is usually a Notre Dame tour guide. 

As a tour guide myself, I know we recognize that our tours have the ability to shape your impression of the University we love – potentially even being the reason you choose to attend. No pressure.…

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This Is Us: ND 2017 - Devon

Author: Courtie Davis

“So what are you going to do after graduation?” 

That is the big question. As a senior at Notre Dame, the year is a bit of a blur. Luckily, the chaos of this year provides us with some pretty special memories. More specifically, senior year is the time we get to celebrate our friends receiving dream job offers and acceptances into top-notch graduate programs. …

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This Is Us: ND 2017 - Jack

Author: Courtie Davis

“So what are you going to do after graduation?” 

That is the big question. As a senior at Notre Dame, the year is a bit of a blur. Luckily, the chaos of this year provides us with some pretty special memories. More specifically, senior year is the time we get to celebrate our friends receiving dream job offers and acceptances into top-notch graduate programs. …

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