Pietro Sainaghi

Pietro Sainaghi
Class of 2022
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Citizenship: Italy
  • High School: Italy
  • Contact: psainagh@nd.edu

What is your favorite campus tradition?

The Alma Mater, nothing screams ND Family more than the entire university getting together after the game as brothers and sisters.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

The north side of Saint Mary's lake, the view from there is incredible, and it's a great place to sit in complete quiet.

What is your best Notre Dame memory?

Keough Hall's Chariot Week, it's such a unique event, and it's a great occasion to get together with my fellow dorm mates. The chariot race itself is incredibly fun, but what makes Chariot week so incredible is the Toga Dinner at South Dining Hall.

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal?

My favorite DH food is the stir fry from South.

What is your favorite thing about dorm life?

The brotherhood that can be formed with people that are not necessarily in my grade or in my major.

What clubs/activities are you involved in?

BajaSAE: we build a car and race it against other universities.
Communion and Liberation: catholic group on connecting faith with the human experience
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: a way to get to know more about the academic and professional venues of Mechanical engineering
Origami: folding paper is my passion, and I am currently working on starting a club

What made you choose Notre Dame?

The sense of community that was transmitted at HISE.

What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame?

The tight relationship between me and my fellow international students.

How did you adjust to life on campus?

I adjusted relatively easily thanks to the many great people I've met over the first few weeks of freshmen year.

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND?

The Italian flag hangs proudly in my room.

What advice do you have for international students?

Do not get involved just for the sake of it; make sure to do things you like, and you will never feel bored.