Helpful Student Resources

Notre Dame offers many avenues of support. Check out some of these resources available to you as a Notre Dame student!

South Bend Community Guide

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Notre Dame Offices and Programs

Check out Notre Dame Student Resources (PDF, 156k) to find more resources available for you at Notre Dame!

Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program: A close-knit community that provides funding for research, service, internships and travel; networking opportunities with program alumni; workshops on topics ranging from study habits to financial literacy; and a second family. For more information, email

Campus Ministry: Campus Ministry is committed to cultivating the faith of all Notre Dame students. Through undergraduate, graduate, liturgical and music ministries, the office fosters personal spiritual growth, encourage participation in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church, support other forms of worship and personal prayer, provide opportunities for pilgrimages, retreats and service, and seek to enhance and develop lifelong faith formation.

First Year Advising: First Year Advising assigns a specific advisor to each student and that advisor works in partnership with the student throughout the first year. The advising process ensures that each first-year student receives proactive attention and personal support in the intensive decision-making that takes place at the start of every college career. First-year advisors are primary resources for academic needs.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE): The work of CUSE is focused on advising related to undergraduate research, applications for national fellowships, and our Sorin Scholars program

Gender Resource Center (GRC): The GRC designs and implements programs about healthy relationships, gender, and sexuality consistent with the Catholic character of ND.

IDEA Center: Standing for Innovation, De-Risking and Enterprise Acceleration, the IDEA Center is the fundamental resource for all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at the University of Notre Dame.

McCloskey New Venture Competition: The Competition encourages entrepreneurs from the University and the surrounding area to refine their business plans, receive mentorship, and compete for prizes that include resources and funding. Participants gain invaluable feedback from a panel of judges that includes angel investors, venture capitalist, entrepreneurs, and other industry experts, providing the solid foundation needed to launch their ventures.

JOBboard: The JOBboard is an online resource for job opportunities for University of Notre Dame students.

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development: The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development prepares students for lifelong career readiness through innovative and tailored programs, services, and strategic partnerships.

First Generation Careers (FGC) Initiative: The FGC Initiative provides first-gen students opportunities to discover/ explore career paths while building community and pride in being first-gen.

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell): McWell serves at the forefront of building individual and community resilience through collaborative efforts to promote adaptability, well-being, and the education of the whole person.

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)The Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) office provides support for underrepresented students on campus through academic initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, student organizations, and connecting students to the alumni network.

Building Bridges: The Building Bridges Mentoring Program assists the University’s underrepresented student population to succeed academically by matching them with faculty from the departments that the students wish to explore as possible majors. The primary goals of the program include: helping students develop skills to communicate effectively with faculty, assisting students with the selection of a major, as well as academic and career advising. To meet these goals, students schedule monthly meetings with their faculty mentors.

Breaking Through Barriers (BTB): Breaking Through Barriers (BTB) aims to elevate the level of confidence of underrepresented students so they can compete for high-level and high-salaried positions, to equip underrepresented students with vital job survival skills, to create a diverse pool of qualified employment applicants, and to meet the critical need for employers seeking to diversify their employment candidate pool. BTB also works with Kaplan to provide students with resources to study for graduate admissions tests such as the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.

MSPS Scholars Program: The MSPS Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame prepares underrepresented sophomores, juniors, and seniors for graduate school programs. During their time in the program, students maintain a highly competitive academic record and complete research under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty or through summer external research fellowships.

Office of Financial Aid: The Office of Financial Aid prepares and distributes financial aid notifications. Any questions about financial aid, email

Office of Student Enrichment (OSE): OSE ensures under-resourced students have access to the full Notre Dame experience. OSE is proud to offer funding opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate student populations.  Student Experience Funds are available to students with demonstrated financial needs. These funds provide financial assistance toward opportunities and resources that enable students to get the most from their Notre Dame experience, including move-in expenses, professional clothing, winter clothing, Commencement weekend and more. For more information, email

Sara Bea Accessibility Services: Sara Bea Accessibility Services serve as a resource/advocate for students with complex needs relating to physical or academic accessibility on campus. For additional information, email

Student Activities Office (SAO): SAO strives to enhance the overall educational experience of students and serves the campus community through the development of, exposure to, participation in, and assistance with intellectual, spiritual, cultural, recreational, social, leadership, and employment opportunities.

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