Resources for Winter Break 2019-2020

Grad Students are Grad Students whether it is Christmas or not! If you plan to spend some or all of your winter break at Notre Dame, here are some helpful things you should know.

University Hours
All university offices will be closed December 23-January 1. Personnel will be available for facility, safety, and security emergencies throughout the holiday, and can be reached by calling NDSP at 574-631-5555.

Shuttle Service
Campus shuttle service will be available according to the usually scheduled routes through December 21, resuming January 2 when the university re-opens. Between December 23 and January 1 there will be no shuttle service, however all exterior staff parking lots will be open and unticketed, allowing you to park much closer to your academic building than usual.

Safety & Security
NDSP offers many services over the break to keep you safe and your property secure. Visit for details.

University Health Services
UHS will be closed for the holidays. Their schedule, as well as information about how and where to receive medical care off campus can be found on the UHS Website.

University Counseling Center
The UCC will be closed December 23 through January 1. If you are in immediate need of assistance, please contact NDSP at 574-631-5555 or dial 911. You can also find additional resources with the After-Hours Helpline.

Campus Dining
The good news is that the lines at Starbucks will be much shorter for a few weeks! The bad news is most of your favorite eateries will have limited availability over the holidays. See the full schedule at Campus Dining Winter Hours.

RecSports will be open for portions of the holidays, including hours at the  Smith Center for Recreational Sports in the new Duncan Student Center, and Rockne. So make time to work some healthy activity into your break!

Mass Times
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. View their holiday Mass Schedule now.

Mobile App
The ND mobile app is the best way to stay posted on the availability and hours of campus services any time of year. Download it for iPhone or Android for free from your app store today.

Buddy Network
No one wants to be alone for the holidays! If you are in town and want to connect with other grad students who will be here over the winter break, join our Buddy Network on facebook and make some new friends this Christmas.

Volunteer Opportunities
Giving back is a holiday tradition. Consider volunteering your time to make someone else's holiday a little bit brighter. Here are a few possibilities: Salvation Army, Our Lady of the Road, Center for the Homeless, Center for Social Concerns.

Outdoor Fun
The St. Joseph County Parks have a great lineup of winter activities. Check out their Winter Activities.

South Bend Events
From concerts to cookie swaps, there is a lot going on In the Bend this holiday season!