UND Celebrations

What began in 1924 as an annual radio broadcast to Notre Dame Clubs to share the “State of the University,” Universal Notre Dame Celebrations are evolving and focusing on the unique character of Notre Dame that bonds us as a community. 

Notre Dame Clubs across the country host a Universal Notre Dame (UND) Celebration once a year.  This flagship Notre Dame Alumni Association event provides local alumni, friends, and family an opportunity to connect with the University via keynote speakers and to celebrate their local club’s accomplishments.

The speakers who represent the University are experienced and impressive administrators, faculty and staff who come from all departments within the University.  Together they participate in more than 160 UND Celebrations each year. 

This year's theme is ND Trailblazers and celebrates Notre Dame Trailblazers past and present.  

One hundred and seventy-five years ago, a young French priest boldly embarked on an arduous journey from Vincennes to South Bend with an ambitious goal in mind: to found a great Catholic university in the United States. That trailblazing spirit has been passed down from generation to generation in the Notre Dame family, and our alumni, friends, faculty, and students continue to innovate and inspire in ways that would make Father Sorin proud.

For more information on upcoming UND celebrations, check with your local Notre Dame club or browse our Learn calendar.