Schedule

Arts and Letters Open House

Thursday and Friday, February 23–24, 2017

 


Thursday, February 23, 2017

11:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.

Optional tour of campus available
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Room 220, Main Building (Golden Dome)
No reservation required

Campus MapWhen you arrive on campus for Thursday night's opening reception, you can park in lots A9 or A15 near the Main Building (Golden Dome). Please enter campus at the Main Gate (corner of Holy Cross Drive and Notre Dame Avenue), inform the security officer you are attending the Arts and Letters Open House, then follow Holy Cross Drive through campus. Follow the highlighted path on the map. If you arrive earlier on Thursday, you can park in either of the visitor parking lots highlighted in gray at the bottom of the map.

7–8 p.m.

Welcome to Notre Dame reception
Rotunda, Main Building

Students/parents check-in.
Arts and Letters Dean John T. McGreevy to speak.
The Undertones a cappella group to perform.
Meet Arts and Letters faculty, advisers, and current students.
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided.

8:30–10:30 p.m.

Trivia Night with the Dean's Fellows (students only)
Ryan Hall

Get to know your fellow prospective students and socialize with current Arts and Letters majors.
Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Visiting students will be escorted back to the Morris Inn or to the Hammes Bookstore to be picked up by parents.

Parents will be provided with a list of on-campus and nearby dining and entertainment options. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

8–9:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast
(for students and parents)
Atrium, McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

9:30–9:40 a.m.

Opening Welcome
Auditorium, McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

Arts and Letters Dean John McGreevy will welcome students and parents and show a brief video highlighting all that the College has to offer. 

9:40–10:30 a.m.

Panel for Prospective Students: Life as an Arts and Letters Student
A student-led forum on the many facets of undergraduates’ academic, residential, social, and cultural life at Notre Dame.
Rooms 210-214, McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

Q&A for Parents: Opportunities for Arts and Letters Students
Arts and Letters Dean John McGreevy will discuss the many resources and opportunities open to Arts and Letters students, from undergraduate research and study abroad to national fellowships and internships.
Auditorium, McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Student Programs Fair
Explore a wide variety of majors, minors, programs, and services available to Arts and Letters students, from research grants and international experiences to career planning and service opportunities.
McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

Student ambassadors will leave McKenna to escort groups to South Dining Hall at:
* 11:30 a.m.
* 11:40 a.m.
* 11:50 a.m.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch in South Dining Hall (East Wing)
Open to students, parents, and faculty.
Your name tag is your lunch ticket.

Student ambassadors will leave South Dining Hall to escort groups to DeBartolo Hall and the Morris Inn at:
* 12:30 p.m.
* 12:40 p.m.
* 12:50 p.m.

1–2 p.m.

Panel Discussion for Parents
Morris Inn Ballroom

The director of the Office of Financial Aid, assistant director of the Notre Dame Parents Program, and parents of current Notre Dame students will answer questions about the undergraduate experience.

Sample Class Visits for Students
DeBartolo Hall

Student ambassadors will be at the Morris Inn Ballroom and DeBartolo Hall to escort groups to the Basilica.

2:15–3 p.m.

Basilica tour and brief introduction to Notre Dame's Catholic tradition
Basilica of The Sacred Heart

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., the vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, will discuss life at Notre Dame for Catholics and non-Catholics and highlight key features of the Basilica of The Sacred Heart.

Continue the conversation over hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies in Room 200 of the Main Building before departing for campus tour. 

3:15 p.m.

Optional student/family tour of campus
Departs from Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Room 220, Main Building
No reservation required.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.

Optional tour of campus available
Departs from Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Room 220, Main Building
No reservation required.