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A note from me to you

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Hello, dear readers. Welcome to another thrilling academic year! Whether you’re a first year or not, this year in our tri-campus community will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Or at least that’s what it seems like — as of writing this, I haven’t been on campus yet. Changes read more

Looking ahead

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dear students, I extend a warm welcome to each of you as we begin an academic year unlike any in Notre Dame’s long history. As we look ahead, I ask each of you for your commitment and flexibility as we continue to navigate the uncertain path caused by the read more

Resilient and ready

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dear first years, After an unprecedented spring and summer, we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to welcome you all home and foster community under the Dome once again. To introduce ourselves, our names are Rachel and Sarah, and we are humbled to serve as your student body president read more

Growing together

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dear Saint Mary’s Belles, On behalf of the faculty and staff at Saint Mary’s College, I am thrilled to welcome the students of the class of 2024, transfer students, returning students and graduate students! As your new president, I share your excitement for the beginning of this academic year. read more

Let’s get into it

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Woohoo! If you’re reading this, it means we’ve moved in. SGA is so excited to welcome all the first-years to Saint Mary’s. Your arrival has been highly anticipated and we cannot wait to see how you leave your mark on the Saint Mary’s community. To all the sophomores, juniors read more

Welcome, Saints

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Greetings Holy Cross students! As the academic year 20-21 begins, I extend to you a warm and enthusiastic welcome! To our returning Saints, welcome back to campus after months of attending class remotely during the spring semester. Welcome to our HoCro first year students and transfer students as you read more

As you begin your journey

| Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dear Holy Cross class of 2024,  As you begin your college journey and a deeper discovery of self amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, college can provide a place for you to develop and explore new opportunities and relationships. We hope to make campus a comfortable and welcoming place for you. read more