Summer Soiree Series

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Weekly events to bring grad students together for fun and healthy activities. Free and open to all Notre Dame graduate and professional students, postdocs, families, and guests. If you have one, please wear a Grad School or Grad Life t-shirt so we can easily find each other at all events.

Anniversary

Grad Life 10th Anniversary Party!
Friday, July 1, 11:00am-2:00pm
Duncan Student Center
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: June 29

We are celebrating 10 years of Grad Life at Notre Dame! Come and join the party, get some free food, pick up some anniversary swag, and enter to win some awesome door prizes! Food trucks will be available on the patio between Duncan and DeBartolo. Treats and giveaways will be inside the Grad Lounge on the 2nd floor. All graduate and professional students, postdocs, and their families are welcome.

 

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Lehman's Orchard Trip
RESCHEDULED - Saturday, July 16, 9:00am-12:00pm
Lehman's Orchard
RSVP Link

Registration Deadline: July 7

Nothing says summer like freshly picked fruit. Join us for a trip to Lehman's Orchard to sample the finest and freshest produce in Michiana. Depending on what is in season, you could go home with blueberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, currants, or peaches! And don't forget homegrown tomatoes. All graduate and professional students, postdocs, and their families are welcome.

 

Basilica

Basilica Tour & Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 13, 3:00-4:30pm
Basilica of the Sacred Heart & Bond Quad
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: July 11

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students on a guided tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Learn secrets of its architecture & history, appreciate its paintings & sculptures, and discover the peace & grace it provides at the heart of our campus. Afterwards we'll enjoy ice cream together on Bond Quad. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families of all beliefs or faith traditions welcome! 

 

 

 

Game Night

McWell Game Night
Monday, July 18, 6:00-8:00pm
St. Liam Hall, 2nd Floor
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: July 14

Board games are the cure for boredom! And a great way to meet other grad students. Join us for games and pizza plus the chance to explore the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome! 

 

 

Volleyball

 

Field Day
Wednesday, July 27, 4:30-7:00pm
Ricci Family Fields & Sand Volleyball Courts
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: July 25

Join Grad Life and your fellow grad students for some outdoor activity & friendly competition! We'll have everything you need to play sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and various lawn games. And we'll have plenty of snacks and beverages, too. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome! 
*In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.

 

Dtsb

DTSB First Friday
Friday, August 5, 5:00-7:00pm
Downtown South Bend - Outdoor Dining Area on 200 block of Michigan Street
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: August 4

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students for a party in downtown South Bend! Every First Friday is a celebration downtown, with music, food, games, activities, and more. We'll meet on the outdoor dining are on the 200 block of Michigan Street, enjoy some appetizers together, then spread out to explore everything DTSB has to offer. All registered participants will have the chance to win door prizes of Downtown Dollars - gift certificates to be used at locally-owned downtown restaurants. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome!

 

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Potato Creek Cookout & Canoeing
Thursday, August 11, 3:00-8:00pm
Potato Creek State Park
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: August 9

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students for an afternoon of boating, picnicking, and beach time. We'll cover your entrance fee and canoe rental and we'll grill the food; you enjoy the great outdoors with great friends! All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome!

 

 

Lawn

Block Party on Library Lawn
Tuesday, August 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Library Lawn
RSVP Link
Registration Deadline: August 10

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students for the closing event of our Summer Soiree Series as well as the culmination of Graduate Orientation. Enjoy food trucks, dessert, live music, games, and more on Library Lawn. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome!
 

The Summer Soiree Series is hosted by the Graduate School and Graduate Student Life in partnership with the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Graduate Student Government, Campus Ministry, Multicultural Student Programs & Services, the Gender Relations Center, RecSports, and the Student Activities Office.