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,
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Dick Notebaert – chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications – told the University’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 20) Commencement Ceremony that everyone needs a coach on the path to success, and he offered insights gained from two of his own mentors.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., at Mass for 10,000 graduates and their families on the eve of commencement, bestows a blessing on Rev. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation.