Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

Next week, our classes ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6, our 50 Year Club members, and our Black Alumni of Notre Dame, will come together for a virtual Reunion celebration. The broadcast, which will be streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels, comes in place of our usual festivities, which had to be canceled both this year and last year. Although we're unable to gather on campus, we're nevertheless excited to celebrate and share some great ND stories and memories.

While COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, the University this week made two significant announcements that give us hope for a return to normalcy. First (and perhaps of great interest to many of you!), the athletics department outlined plans for the 2021 football season, which include a full capacity Notre Dame Stadium and the resumption of outdoor traditions, including tailgating, the player walk, Midnight Drummers Circle, and Football Fridays at the Eck.

Additionally, all faculty and staff received a communication detailing the University's plans for a return to campus for those members of the ND community — including our team at the Alumni Association — who have been working remotely since last March. The goal is for a full return by August 2, in preparation for the start of the fall semester.

As the vaccines continue to be very effective, the threat of the pandemic begins to subside, and as we enter the summer months, I pray each of you will have opportunities to spend time with loved ones and partake in some of the activities you have missed during this past year. Stay safe, God bless, and go Irish!

All the best,

Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association


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Fighting Irish Fighting COVID: Ongoing
Volunteers from the Notre Dame family have logged more than 5,500 hours helping fight against COVID in their communities. » JOIN THE FIGHT

Virtual Rosary: Fri., May 28 | 12:30 p.m. ET
Join Rev. Ralph Haag, C.S.C., ’03 M.Div. in the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor in St. Edward’s Hall. » STREAM

Folk Choir 40th Anniversary Concert: Sat. May 29 | 2 p.m. ET
The choir will offer a live streamed performance from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. » REGISTER | PLAY ALBUM

Snite Museum of Art Reopening: Tues. June 1 | 10 a.m. ET
The museum will welcome the public back for the first time, in compliance with campus protocols of masking and social distancing. » MORE INFO

Everyday Holiness: Fridays through June 11
Season 5 of this FaithND podcast continues with new episodes released every Friday though June 11. » TUNE IN




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