President's Welcome

Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C. Portrait

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame, a community of scholarship and faith committed to being a “great force for good” as our founder, Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., first envisioned in 1842.

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 commitments to undergraduate and graduate education, and to world-class research and innovation find their expression in our lively pursuit of knowledge and truth, and in the abundant experience of community, friendship, and service to humanity.

Notre Dame is a global Catholic research university where tomorrow’s leaders, across every discipline and field of study, can cultivate the skills and habits of mind they will need to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and the ethical, moral, and spiritual foundation that will guide them for a lifetime. It is a place where matters of faith are addressed with respect, and where all experience a true sense of welcome and belonging.

We hope you will experience for yourself the beauty of our campus and the many extraordinary people that are part of Notre Dame.

Sincerely Yours In Notre Dame,

A signature reading Robert Dowd, C.S.C.



Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C.

Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., elected 18th president

The Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame elected Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., as the University’s 18th president, effective June 1.

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Photos with Father Dowd

A gallery of moments captured as Fr. Dowd interacts with the campus community.

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