Celebrate Notre Dame Day on April 27, 2014

Author: Ashley Johnston

Notre Dame’s staff, faculty, students, alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join in the first-ever Notre Dame Day, a global celebration of our mission.

Notre Dame Day will begin April 27 at 18:42 Eastern Time (6:42 pm) and end at midnight on April 28. By way of a streaming broadcast, online content, social media, on-campus events, and participation from around the world, we will share Notre Dame stories that engage, inform, and inspire the Notre Dame family to take action and give back to the University.

Please stop by and join the excitement! You can watch exclusive interviews, as well as live challenges and performances. There will also be roving camera crews on campus and chances for you to show your Irish pride!

You can be a part of Notre Dame Day in one of many ways:

·         Watch. Tune in during the 29-hour streaming broadcast, centered at a live set in LaFortune Student Center on campus! We will feature exclusive interviews, on-campus challenges and performances, and coverage from Notre Dame   clubs and global locations. Each hour will spotlight a different part of the University – get the latest updates from the areas that matter most to you.


·         Connect. Share your Notre Dame story now on Facebook. You can also sign up to become a Notre Dame Day Social Ambassador and compete to win Notre Dame Bookstore gift cards.

·         Vote. Make a minimum $10 gift on Notre Dame Day, and receive three ballots to cast to the University area of your choosing. Votes will determine the allocation of at least $250,000 in matching funds to your area of interest.

Why April 27? On April 23, 1879, a great fire destroyed the University’s main building and within just a few hours, Notre Dame had been reduced to ashes. On April 27, our founder, Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, returned to campus to walk through the smoldering bricks and ashes that had been his life’s work, and vowed to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. Today, we further his mission and dream of being a force for good in the world. 

For up-to-date information and to make an impact on April 27 – 28, go to NotreDameDay.ND.edu