Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

47-40. Like victories over No. 1 Florida State in 1993 and No. 1 Miami in 1988, Saturday's win over top-ranked Clemson will be etched in the minds of Fighting Irish fans for decades to come. What a hard-fought win for our student-athletes and Coach Kelly and his staff, and what an exciting night for all of Notre Dame — the latest chapter in the storied history of The House That Rockne Built.

For members of the Class of 2021, Saturday also marked their final home game in the student section. Believe it or not, today is the last day of classes this semester. Final exams will begin on Monday, and before long, our students will be wrapping up this most unusual fall. I would be remiss, of course, if I did not acknowledge the continued concern about COVID-19 cases. All students will be required to receive a negative exit test before they will be cleared to leave the South Bend area. It is of the utmost importance that we don’t send our students back to their home communities with them unknowingly carrying the virus.

Finally, in lieu of our usual Study Break event, over the next three days we will offer a series of unique treats for our students, thanks to the generosity of many of our clubs and affinity groups, who are kindly helping to sponsor these goodies. We'll have mini donuts on Friday, hot chocolate and coffee on Saturday, and fried ice cream on Sunday, each in a different outdoor location on campus. Please join us in wishing our students a successful, safe, and healthy end to their studies this semester.

Yours in Notre Dame,

Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association

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Baumer Hall, in partnership with the South Bend Medical Foundation, hosted “Domers R Donors,” a convalescent plasma drive Nov. 4-5 at the LaFortune Student Center.


Stranded by the pandemic, ACE in Chile students are finding a home and a purpose in South Bend.


In the penultimate installment of this series from the Inspired Leadership Institute, VP and Associate Provost Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C. ’86, joins at 1 p.m. ET, November 17, to discuss human-centered leadership.


To celebrate Veterans Day, the ND Senior Alumni group is pleased to sponsor this new initiative with the premiere of God, Country, Notre Dame: Honoring Our Veterans, a 30-minute video featuring five ND alums with distinguished military careers.



Where We’re Going: Privacy: Thursday, Nov. 12 | 1 p.m. ET

Where We’re Going continues its look at Privacy. Join ThinkND for the National Viewpoint discussion on privacy laws, applications, and ethical implications. » REGISTER 

Rosary at the Grotto: Friday, Nov. 13 | 12:30 p.m. ET

Deacon Robert Lisowski, C.S.C. ’20 M.Div. will lead this week’s Rosary service from the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, available live or on-demand. » STREAM

Chalk Talk with Bill and Bill: Boston College Week: Friday, Nov. 13 | 2:15 p.m. ET

Join former Irish assistants Bill Reagan and Bill Lewis for an in-depth breakdown of the X’s and O’s ahead of Saturday’s matchup with the Eagles. » STREAM

Consider This! COVID-19: Monday, Nov. 16 | 6 p.m. ET

Professors Dr. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Dr. Mary Ann McDowell will host Debra Stanley, Founder and Executive Director of Imani Unidad, and St. Joseph County Sheriff William Redman to discuss “Special Populations.” » REGISTER

Sacred Places: Sunday, Nov. 29

As Advent begins, the Alumni Association once again brings you Sacred Places, a daily exploration of the spots on campus members of the Notre Dame family find sacred and meaningful. » SUBSCRIBE TO THE DAILY GOSPEL REFLECTION TO FOLLOW ALONG

Notre Dame Family Wines Virtual Tasting: Wednesday, Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. ET

Presented by Rohr’s and featuring Rick Mirer ’93, former Notre Dame quarterback and owner of Mirror Wines. » LEARN MORE

Black Domers Shared Read: Ongoing

Join the Alumni Association’s Affinity Groups in unpacking Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words. » NATIONAL FACEBOOK DISCUSSION | THINKND REGISTRATION | RESOURCES




Storm Clouds Over the Stadium

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Trick Flavors Make Judges Say “Fa-Boo-Lous” on Halloween Baking Championship

Notre Dame executive pastry chef Sinai Vespie used uncommon flavors to win Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship.


Everyday Holiness: Joe and Elizabeth Nava

In the fifth episode of season four of this FaithND podcast, Joe ’07 and Elizabeth Nava ’08, ’10 M.Ed. join to discuss their faith through the lens of marriage.


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