Updated: March 31, 2020 at 3:24PM

Student Life

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., made the difficult but necessary decision to continue the suspension of in-person classes through the end of the semester, to be replaced with virtual instruction and other alternative options. Fr. Jenkins had previously suspended all University-sponsored study abroad programs. In addition, all student extracurricular activities — including but not limited to, travel, competitions, events, programs, performances, intramurals, meetings, etc., both on and off-campus — have been canceled through the end of the semester.

The University is committed to doing all that is possible to ease this transition for students.

The residence halls are now closed. The vast majority of students have returned home, and all remaining students have been provided with alternative housing for the duration of the academic year. To honor public health guidelines, students are asked not to return to the residence halls until instructed.

The process for accepting requests and shipping essential course materials is now complete. The University is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our staff during this critical period, and there is no plan to send staff back into the residence halls to retrieve student items at this time.

Move-out procedures for the more than 6,400 students who already returned home have been announced. For more information, please refer to the message from vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding

The University will prorate room and/or board charges for the spring semester, and make the appropriate refund to students' accounts. More details will be sent by the Office of Student Accounts.

Faculty should provide guidance to students about what books or course materials you may need to finish the semester. The deadline to request materials to be shipped has passed. For more information, please email bookpacking@nd.edu. Essential course materials have been gathered and shipped from the rooms of students who submitted the online form. We hope, but cannot guarantee, most items will be received within three days. Please note that international shipments may take longer to receive.   ​​​

If you are returning home, but do not have a laptop or need assistance covering travel-related costs, please contact the Office of Student Enrichment at 574-631-8162 or enrich@nd.edu.  

Fischer Graduate Residences will remain open, and all residents are permitted to remain at Fischer through the end of their leases.

Ongoing Campus Services

University Health Services will maintain regular operating hours for local students during this time period. All students, whether on campus or at home, can call UHS for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 574-631-7497.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) will remain open for local students for walk-in crisis care during regular business hours. Please remember that students who are exhibiting medical symptoms of COVID-19 should call University Health Services before coming to St. Liam Hall. All students can call the UCC helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week to reach a counselor at 574-631-TALK (8255).

Care and Wellness Consultants in the Center for Student Support and Care remain available to support students in need. Students who do not already work with a Care and Wellness Consultant and would like assistance getting connected with resources should contact 574-631-7833.

Students involved in active Title IX cases have been contacted directly by the Office of the Title IX Coordinator. Students with questions can contact Title IX staff at title.ix@nd.edu.

Campus Ministry’s Need to Talk program is offered virtually Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. To speak with a Campus Minister during this time, please call 574-631-8508, or schedule a virtual appointment here.

COVID-19 Procedures

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and especially if you have traveled to a CDC Level 3 travel advisory country or have been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact your local health care provider, the Notre Dame Wellness Center (574-634-9355) or, if you are a student residing in the local South Bend community, contact University Health Services (574-631-7497) by phone. Your provider may ask that you enter the health care facility via a specific entrance to avoid close contact with other patients in the waiting room. The health care provider will determine if further evaluation and testing may be necessary at that time.

If a health care provider determines that a test for COVID-19 is necessary for a student who is still local, the student will follow self-quarantine guidelines and, in some circumstances, be provided appropriate University-provided housing while results are in process.

If the student tests positive, the student will shift to self-quarantine guidelines and be subject to monitoring by the local health department.