Notre Dame College Greets Students with Engagement Events for Start of New Semester

Notre Dame College is starting its spring semester 2017 with a Welcome Back Week.

The new series of engagement events is planned to help students reconnect with eachother and College faculty and staff following winter break but also to help them recommit to persisting and completing their Notre Dame degrees.

To greet students on the first day of on-campus and online classes, Monday, January 9, the College will host a Nest Fest. Games, food and fun will take place from 9-11 p.m. in the campus Falcons’ Nest student center.

The College also is conducting an orientation session for students interested in joining or starting campus organizations. The Club Training is offered at two times: 3:30-4:30 p.m. and again from 7:30-8:30 p.m.—leading up to the Nest Fest—Monday, January 9, in the Falcons’ Nest first floor conference room.

Students returning to campus a day earlier can enjoy a Cleveland Cavaliers Watch Party at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, in the Falcons’ Nest. Members of the College community will reconnect following winter break while cheering the NBA’s reigning champion Cavs as they play the Phoenix Suns in Arizona.

The first week of classes will culminate with Notre Dame’s Student Engagement office treating students to ice skating at Wade Oval. The students have access to free transportation to and from the outdoor rink in the University Circle district of Cleveland from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 13.

And while the College is closed and no classes are conducted on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the student engagement office is extending the spring semester greeting with an MLK Day Museum Trip. The office will transport students to and from the Natural History Museum 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, January 16.

Welcome Back Week, like the College's new, full Welcome Week at the start of the fall semester, is a campus-wide collaboration to ensure first-year, transfer, international and all students make a successful transition to the spring semester through academic as well as social and community-building activities, structures and programs.

In addition to student affairs staff preparing for Welcome Back Week, several members of the Notre Dame community have been stirring on campus over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

While facilities, campus police and other essential staff are always on campus and on call, no matter the time of year, over winter break the admissions office remained open. Admission counselors welcomed prospective students, those planning to transfer to Notre Dame for spring semester as well as high school students looking to start next fall, and their parents over several days.

Many in academic affairs and the Student Success Center also have been busy over winter break, following up with current and returning students on fall semester grades and helping them—and new recruits—register for spring semester courses.

December 2016


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For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.


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