Weekly Update for Admitted Students and Families: 3/23/20

Author: Enrollment Division

Greetings from the University of Notre Dame!

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The world needs people like you. In an especially uncertain time, when worldwide health concerns are changing life as we know it, we can all find hope and joy in the bright future ahead of you. The Class of 2024 is highly intelligent, as well as driven, creative, and wonderfully diverse.  In this first issue of the admitted student/family newsletter, let me begin by welcoming you to the Notre Dame family. As director of admissions, I understand the long road, hard work, and many successes that led you to your admission to Notre Dame and my staff and I are so proud of you, and the entire Class of 2024.

I hope you will take the time to celebrate your accomplishments. Despite the uneasy climate in which we find ourselves, remember that your success is worth celebrating. Acknowledge, too, the people who helped you get where you are today—the family, teachers, friends, and teammates who supported you along the way.

As a Notre Dame student you now have even more support behind you as you make the transition to college: You are part of the Notre Dame family.

It is that connection that we endeavor to carry to you via this email newsletter. We would normally invite you to campus, roll out the blue and gold carpet for you, and celebrate your success together. But since we are unable to do that, I invite you to connect with us via this weekly newsletter, social media, our website, and through live webcasts, and other upcoming interactive events.

While we know nothing does the Notre Dame campus justice quite like experiencing it for yourself, we will do our best to bring that campus, that community, to you. As Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.—Fr. John to us—says in his recent video address, “Notre Dame is still a community, even when we are far apart.”

Welcome to the Notre Dame family. Welcome home!

Christy M. Pratt
Director of Admissions

Live Q & A

Join Us LIVE for Q&A

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm (ET)
Join fellow members of the Class of 2024 via live webcast hosted by Don Bishop, head of admissions and financial aid, and Christy Pratt, director of admissions. Submit questions here before the broadcast.

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Current students go live to answer your questions! Submit questions here before the broadcast.

How to Join:
Check your email on the day of the webcast for a link to join.

Upcoming Webcasts

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Learn about the Center for Social Concerns (CSC), a center dedicated to Catholic social teaching through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. Through the CSC, undergraduate students can:

Watch the video and visit the CSC website to learn more.

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Vote for Your Favorite Books: #2020NDbookbracket  

In your applications for admission, your class recommended more than 400 books in response to the question "Many high schools have books that are required reading. Thinking beyond the common examples, what book do you believe should be on your school's reading list and why?" Now, we want you to choose the Most Recommended Book by the Class of 2024!

Click the button to learn more and cast your vote in the #2020NDbookbracket.

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