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Basilica of the Sacred Heart to close for next phase of organ installation

December 03, 2015

Pipe organ in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 2012

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame will close for three weeks from Dec. 28 (Monday) through Jan. 15 (Friday) for the next phase of the installation of the new Murdy Family Organ. The Basilica will reopen for the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Jan. 16. Read More

Harris family makes $5.5 million gift for track and field stadium

September 17, 2015

UND - September 17, 2015


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame alumnus Robert H. Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, have made a $5.5 million gift to his alma mater to underwrite the construction of a stadium for the Fighting Irish track and field teams.

The Harris Family Track and Field Stadium will be built on the west side of the nine-lane outdoor track and field facility in the southeast corner of the Notre Dame campus.

This gift, coupled with their previous donation in 2008 toward the completion of the track, will have a lasting impact on the transformation of the track and field program, said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics.
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Notre Dame Stadium to Feature 'Tasteful' Video Board, Wider Seats and Premium Tickets

September 03, 2015

SOUTH BEND — First things first.

The video screen will be 96 feet by 54 feet, affixed to the wall of Notre Dame Stadium's south end zone.  In terms of square footage, that's about the size of the current video screen at the University of Minnesota and slightly larger than the one at the University of Oklahoma. Read More

Catching up on the Campus Crossroads Project

June 18, 2015

How much dirt have crews removed while working on the Campus Crossroads Project? Enough to cover an entire football field … and be stacked 50 feet!   Watch the video.  

In this video, Nick Fredricks, project engineer for Barton Malow Co., takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of Notre Dame’s largest building initiative in history.  Read More

Alumnus Richard Corbett makes $35 million in gifts for academic building and football coaching endowment

June 05, 2015

Corbett Family Hall

Two gifts totaling $35 million from University of Notre Dame alumnus Richard Corbett will underwrite the construction of a 280,000-square-foot building on the east side of Notre Dame Stadium and endow the head football coaching position at the University.

A $25 million gift is in support of Corbett Family Hall, which will house the Departments of Anthropology and Psychology and a digital media center, and the remaining $10 million will establish the coaching endowment. Read More

Notre Dame’s business school opens newly renovated Chicago space

May 27, 2015

Mendoza College of Business in Chicago

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business expanded its presence in Chicago with a newly renovated space in its Michigan Avenue campus. The expansion will house graduate and executive business programs offered by Mendoza’s Stayer Center for Executive Education, which has provided a Chicago-based Executive MBA since 2002. The program celebrated the opening of the space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April. Read More

Duncan family makes gift for student center at Notre Dame

May 06, 2015

Duncan Student Center

University of Notre Dame alumnus Raymond T. Duncan, his wife, Sally, and their family have made a gift to his alma mater for construction of the new west building of the Campus Crossroads Project. In recognition of the gift, the University will name the building the Duncan Student Center.

“We are immensely grateful to Ray and Sally and the Duncan family for this latest example of their extraordinary support of Notre Dame students, and for their leadership in helping secure Notre Dame’s future," said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “The Duncan Student Center will enhance a wide array of much-needed services for our students and have a lasting impact for many generations to come.” Read More

New Residence Halls Construction Zone to Limit Walkway Access

April 22, 2015

New Men's & Women's Residence Halls

Beginning March 19, students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to enter or exit campus using the walkway that extends from Bulla Road, between the B2 Lot near the Wellness Center and the McCourtney Hall research building work site.  Pedestrians and cyclists should use the sidewalks along Holy Cross Drive or the walkways off of Leahy Drive between the B2 Library Lot and the B2 Lot, near Pasquerilla Center.  Map Read More