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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.
President

News

President's Address to the Faculty

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

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. will deliver his annual President's Address to the Faculty in the Patricia George Decio Theatre in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

The address will begin at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow.

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Hesburgh-King statue unveiled in South Bend

Author: Andy Fuller

Hesburgh-King statue unveiling

University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined City of South Bend leaders including Mayor Pete Buttigieg and community members in a march from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center to Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend. There, a sculpture was unveiled, based on a famous photo showing the late University president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., holding hands with King during a 1964 civil rights rally in Chicago.

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