Opening Mass



5:15 p.m. Mass - Basilica of the Sacred Heart
5:05 p.m. Academic Procession

Opening of the Academic Year Mass

All students, faculty, and staff are warmly invited to gather for the Opening of the Academic Year Mass as we ask for God’s blessing on the year ahead. Join us at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, August 23 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University President, will serve as presider and homilist.

Following Mass, all students are warmly invited to gather for dinner in either North or South Dining Hall. Simply present your student ID, no meal plan required.

Academic Procession

Faculty members are warmly invited to participate in the academic procession. If you'd like to participate in the procession, please arrive on the first floor of the Main Building between 4:50 and 5:00 pm wearing your academic regalia. The procession will begin at 5:05 p.m. Please reach out to Liz Rosencrantz in the Registrar's Office if you need academic regalia or have questions about the Academic Procession.