Celebrating 50 Years of the Rome Studies Program

Location: Rome Global Gateway, Via Ostilia, 15 00184 Roma Italia

Rome 50 Years Save The Date

Save the date: Join us in Rome in April 2019!

The School of Architecture is pleased to invite our alumni and friends to join us in Rome on April 10-14, 2019 as we gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rome Studies Program. 

Since the establishment of the program in 1969, Rome has been integral to the personal and professional development of our graduates, and we hope that many of you will be able to join us in Rome, with your families, to reminisce about old memories and create new ones.

Visit architecture.nd.edu/Rome50 for completed event details. 

Highlights of the Event

  • One-day academic conference bringing some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners to the Rome Global Gateway to advance the global conversation on the state of architecture today.
  • Tour Notre Dame’s new academic and residential facilities in Rome
  • Head out into the city with faculty and friends, gaining access to buildings and sites not available to the public.
  • An online sale of original Frank Montana paintings and sketches to benefit scholarships for future architecture students.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Opening Plenary Session
Reception Following

Thursday, April 11, 2019
10:00 - 4:00 PM Academic Colloquium
4:00 PM - Alumni Discussion
Evening - Reception with conference participants, alumni and friends 
Explore exhibitions featuring the work of Frank Montana and an exploration of student life through the decades

Friday, April 12, 2019
Morning - Opportunities to see hidden sites in Rome led by experts in the field - bring your sketchbooks! 
Evening - Reception with alumni and friends

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Morning - Opportunities to see hidden sites in Rome led by experts in the field
Evening - Closing reception with alumni and friends at a very special venue

In preparation for the event, we ask that you delve into your personal archives and share any photos or projects you completed during your time in Rome for use in an exhibition. 

Check back for more details and a registration link soon. 

Contact Matt Money with questions.