Tuesday, August 21

5:30 p.m. Mass - Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center

6:30 p.m. Picnic - Notre Dame Stadium Concourse (enter through any gate)

Opening of the Academic Year Mass

Students, faculty, staff and their families are cordially invited to gather for the Opening of the Academic Year Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center. All are most welcome.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University President, will serve as presider and homilist. Music for the liturgy will be provided by members of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, Liturgical Choir and Women's Liturgical Choir. Please enter the Joyce Center via the Purcell Pavilion entrance.

Picnic in the Concourse of Notre Dame Stadium Following Mass

Please join us for a campus community picnic in the Concourse of Notre Dame Stadium from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Families are welcome. There will be food stations at each gate and attendees may enter the Stadium through any gate. Seating will be available in the concourse, and if weather conditions allow, attendees will also have access to the Stadium bowl and field.

Dining Halls will be closed for the occasion.

Parking and Shuttles

Attendees are encouraged to park in the Joyce Center and Stadium lots.