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President's Welcome

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame, where scholars across the generations have labored to realize our founding institutional vision to become a wellspring of hearts and minds devoted to the common good. 

A Notre Dame education forms the whole person. As president, I have the pleasure of seeing this happen every day in our classrooms, laboratories, studios and recital halls. Our abiding commitment to undergraduate education and world-class research grow together out of this lively pursuit of knowledge and truth, this abundant experience of community, friendship and service to humanity. 

Notre Dame is a place where matters of faith are addressed with respect; where the wisdom of religious tradition sheds new light upon the most pressing concerns of our own time. It is a Catholic university where tomorrow’s leaders in the arts and letters, in the sciences, the professions and civil society cultivate both technical proficiency and an ethical, moral and spiritual integrity that lasts a lifetime.

This is the Notre Dame I came to love while living in Grace Hall and studying philosophy in the 1970s. It’s the Notre Dame where I returned to teach philosophy and serve the students as a priest of Notre Dame’s founding order, the Congregation of Holy Cross.  It’s the Notre Dame that later called me to further service as its 17th president. I hope your visit to our website encourages you to visit us in person soon.

In Notre Dame,

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.


Notre Dame to steward Newman University Church in Dublin

Author: Dennis Brown

Interior of Newman University Church in Dublin. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0.

The University of Notre Dame has agreed to steward Newman University Church in Dublin, and to found there the Notre Dame–Newman Center for Faith and Reason. Built by the then-rector of University College Dublin, Blessed John Henry Newman, the church opened in 1856 and has since been an iconic landmark in Dublin’s city center and a testament to the harmony of faith and reason. Newman would later be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church, and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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Father Jenkins commends ‘collaborative engagement’ with region’s community leaders at Notre Dame breakfast

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, left, listens to President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as Associate VP Tim Sexton stands at the 2016 President's Community Leaders Breakfast

Describing the Michiana region’s recent winning bid in the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative competition as “clearly a team victory,” University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., told a gathering of 250 community leaders at the President’s Community Leaders Breakfast Monday morning (June 6) at the University’s Morris Inn that it “epitomized our exciting collaborative engagement over the last year.”

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A family reunion at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

2013 Reunion

When more than 3,500 University of Notre Dame alumni gather on campus Thursday-Sunday (June 2-5) for Reunion 2016, they will be reminiscing about their student days, renewing the friendships they made then and marveling at the changes in the storied landscape.

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