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Celebrating 100 Years

Centennial Events


Notre Dame College Beyond 100

September 18th will begin a year long celebration of Notre Dame College’s Centennial.
Join us in celebration of 100 years of educational excellence!

Check out what’s on the calendar below, and see you there!

Centennial Opening Celebration

September 18, 2022 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Administration Building Lawn

Why September 18th? On September 18th, 1922, Notre Dame College opened its doors to 13 women and 11 novices.

The daylong ceremony is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Additional programs through September 2023 will be announced in the coming days.

Celebration Details

Join Us For:

  • The 100th Birthday Party for Notre Dame College and the community, featuring food, music, children’s activities and more!
  • Distinguished Notre Dame faculty 20-minute mini-lectures:
    • Sr. Karita Ivancic, SND, D.Min., a 1971 graduate of Notre Dame College and retiring associate professor of theology, will present “What It Means to Be a Good Person”
    • Louise Prochaska, Ph.D., a 1964 graduate of Notre Dame and professor emerita of theology and women’s studies, provides “20 Minutes to Authentic Happiness”
    • Sr. Eileen Quinlan, SND, Ph.D., a 1974 graduate of Notre Dame and professor emerita of English, discusses “The History of Notre Dame College and the Sisters of Notre Dame”
    • Roz Scheer-McLeod, M.A., associate professor of health sciences, and Mary Lou Currivan, M.A., retired associate dean of academic programs, share their stories and encourage others to offer their memories in “Reminisce with Roz and Mary Lou”
  • A ceremonial opening of a time capsule from the College’s 75th anniversary
  • Designation of the College Administration Building as a historic landmark in the City of South Euclid (The building already has been designated a National Historic Landmark.)
  • Walking tours of the campus and the Administration Building
  • Feathers, Fur and Scale Lake MetroParks FarmParks show from 2-3 p.m.
  • Watercolor kits from the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Live performance from Billy Likes Soda, a Cleveland-area genre- and decade-spanning pop cover band
  • Falcon athletics throughout the day:
    • Volleyball vs. D’Youville University, Buffalo, N.Y., 11 a.m., Keller Center
    • Men’s soccer vs. Frostburg State University of Maryland, 1 p.m., Mueller Field
    • Women’s soccer vs. Frostburg State University of Maryland, 4 p.m. Mueller Field

Centennial Day of Service

Saturday, September 24
9:30am – 12:30pm

As part of the College’s Centennial celebrations, we are organizing groups of students, alumni, and employees to serve at several local organizations. We are looking for site leaders who can be in charge of a group of volunteers (with another fac/staff member). You will be given all the information you need! Please also plan to encourage participation of students from your classes, teams, clubs, etc. A sign-up for all participants will be provided once the semester begins. Please contact Anita Hooley Yoder ( if you can serve as a site leader or have questions about the event.

Legacy Week

Monday, September 26 – Friday, September 30, 2022

Homecoming and Alumni Reunion

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Centennial 5K Run/Walk

Fall 2022

Fidelia Award Dinner

November 10, 2022

Student Thanksgiving Dinner

November 10, 2022

Abrahamic Distinguished Lecture

November 17, 2022

Campus Christmas Tree Lighting and Candlelight Concert

December 2, 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

Spring 2023

Centennial Kaleidoscope 2.0

Faculty Mini-Lectures
April 21, 2023

Centennial Alumni Luncheon

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Centennial Gala Dinner

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Centennial Closing Ceremony

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


Give to Notre Dame College this milestone year. Your gift supports the next generation of students and cements the legacy of Notre Dame College in Northeast Ohio.