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Parents and graduates of the class of 2020:

In spite of all that has occurred over the past month and a half, let us begin by saying congratulation on your accomplishments! In a time of so much confusion and anxiety, the achievements and resilience of this class are a sign of hope for the tri-campus community.

For the past 54 years, The Observer has strived to provide quality content to the communities of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross. While we are physically separated from one another, we have continued to provide digital coverage of developments both within the campus and beyond. One of our most treasured traditions is the commencement edition, published every year for the graduation weekend. With special coverage from all departments, this edition serves as a small keepsake from your time in South Bend. On a more personal note, the families of the graduating class are given the opportunity to buy advertising space to highlight and celebrate their graduate.

In an effort to provide the class of 2020 with this same opportunity, we have decided to continue this tradition digitally. We invite you all to consider buying a small advertisement that will be featured on our website as well as in a PDF format. These advertisements typically include a picture and a small message of support for the graduate. While you are welcome to send in your own pre-assembled ad, we also have a team of designers who are excited to work with you.

We hope you consider taking this opportunity and know the entire tri-campus community is incredibly proud of the class of 2020.

Grad Ad Options

How to Submit a Grad Ad


Grad Ad Options

Option Products Price


Online: 200 x 200px

pdf: 4” x 5”


B Online: 300 x 250px

pdf: 10.25” x 8”


C Online: 360 x 280px

pdf: 10.25” x 16”



How to Submit a Grad Ad

  1. Select one of three options listed above.
  2. Complete payment by May 14, 2020.
  3. Submit content:
    • Email [email protected] with the subject line: GradAd, Graduate’s Name, Size Option
    • Include the following:
      • Graduate’s name
      • Your name and phone number
      • Images and text you’d like to be included in the ad
  4. Check our website beginning the weekend of May 17 to see your ad.