Graduate Student Life? You mean graduate students can have a life?
Yes! And they do!
Pursuing an advanced degree may require intense focus, discipline, commitment, and even sacrifice, but it also requires a living, breathing, functioning person. Furthermore, it requires maturity, persistence, creativity, and a sense of purpose. These and other attributes of successful graduate students are nurtured in academic as well as co-curricular settings. The role of Graduate Student Life is to provide a wide range of resources and experiences outside of the classroom, library or lab to assist students in sustaining a healthy and happy life at Notre Dame.
"I enrolled in Notre Dame’s graduate school, expecting to learn about Civil Engineering topics relating to hurricane wave forces, sediment transport, and coastal erosion; I had no idea that my education would also include such an incredible cultural awakening. Not only did I study the Navier Stokes equations for fluid flow and the Morison Equation for predicting wave forces on a cylindrical pile, but I also learned about Italian culture, and how to use words, actions, and pictures to communicate what I truly meant." Continue Reading
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