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Campus leaders welcome Class of 2008

Observer Viewpoint | Saturday, August 21, 2004

Welcome to Notre Dame. You will find that we have a beautiful campus and a talented faculty. If you take advantage of the many opportunities that we have here, I am confident that you will grow in every way as a thoughtful and reflective person preparing to make your way in the world. We are very proud of our residence tradition on campus and the many activities available for you to use your God given talents in leadership and service.

It is my hope that during your time with us you will make some of the best friends of your life. We welcome students from every State in the Union and from a wide array of foreign countries and cultures. We are enriched by the different experiences and perspectives that you bring to our common life.

I will have the privilege of teaching some of you in my seminar class. Others I will come to know through my residing in Sorin Hall. I hope to have a chance to interact with all of you in some way or another during your time at Notre Dame.

Once again welcome to Notre Dame! I trust that this will be a great year for all of us. All best wishes as you make this important transition and may God bless our life together.

Father Edward A. MalloyPresidentUniversity of Notre DameAugust 20, 2004