Building Community

Graduate Student Appreciation Week:

We love our grad students all year long, but one week per year we're taking extra time to show it! With parties, food, freebies, discounts, and most importantly, time to hang out with fellow grad students. Come out and enjoy a week of celebrating you! Look for this year's schedule coming later in September! #thanksbetograds

Graduate Student Orientation:

Graduate Orientation introduces our new students to their new community and connects them to an array of resources that support academic success and overall well-being.

Orientation 2021 will take place on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 & 17.

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GO Grants:

GO stands for Get Out – as in, get out and do something fun. Get outside your routine and explore something new!

With the generous sponsorship of the Graduate School, GO Grants provide funding to Notre Dame graduate students and post-docs to participate in a wide variety of enriching and entertaining experiences.  From concerts to kayaking, GO Grants can make it more affordable to get out and enjoy all that South Bend and Notre Dame have to offer.

Grad Life Grants

Do you have an idea for an event to help create a flourishing and welcoming community here at Notre Dame? Then apply for a Grad Life Grant which is build to foster programming that helps enrich our students' graduate lives.

Writing Accountability Groups

Join a Writing Accountability Group to receive feedback, support, and accountability from fellow students for meeting your writing goals. Register your own group or join an existing one, and Grad Life will provide a small stipend to help pay for drinks and snacks.