Dear Prospective Parents and Students,
Let me tell you about the Notre Dame I know and want to share with you. It is a place where you will learn, laugh and be loved. Your days will begin with prayer, and you will find God's love around the corners of each hallway in the smiles of your classmates and in the encouraging support of faculty members. You will take classes that make you think and meet teachers who leave you with more questions than answers. You will build friendships that will last you a lifetime and build skills to help you to thrive in a world of diverse paths, personalities and perspectives.
You will find your way and learn to sing your own song at Notre Dame. That may be on stage, in a Service-learning Activity, on a playing field or in an academic competition. You will mark the passing of four important years with dress down days, picnics, Spirit Weeks, cotillions, Field Trip Days, physics trips, Kairos retreats and Ring Ceremonies.
You will find successes and challenges at ND. Together we will celebrate each accomplishment and comfort each other in sorrow. We will argue respectfully through conflicts and assure each other that we are never alone in any of it.
Come join the Notre Dame Family. Bring your talents, your wondering and your dreams. Spend four years within a community that will support and challenge you as you learn more about the life God has planned for you. Come be a student, a parent, a teacher and a friend. We can't wait to meet you!
Mary Liz Ivins