Everything parents/guardians need to know:
Welcome to the ND family! You put the "love" in "Walsh love." We know that every student comes with a different family dynamic and that every student may not have one or both of their parents, and that other loving adults may function in that role. Please know that all are welcome here and that if any guardian-type adults need anything or have questions, please don't hesitate to call or email our rector. With that in mind, this page is all about you—we've compiled some information we think you'll find useful.
Address: Send packages & home-baked goodies here:
[Your Student's Name]
[Room Number] Walsh Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Parent/Loved One Weekend
Each Spring, Walsh Hall hosts a weekend where parents and loved ones are invited to campus to spend time with their woman of Walsh. In 2018 and 2019, they hosted a Wild Women's Weekend, and in 2020 they planned to host a "My Guy and I" Weekend.
You can load money onto your student's ND ID card at any time HERE. You'll just need to know their netID. Ask your student for hers, because long last names are cut off and common last names are often given numbers. She'll be able to use Domer Dollars in many of the eateries on campus, some off-campus (including Chipotle!).
It is not too early to start speaking with your student about booking flights from/to Notre Dame. Please note that for students must be checked out of their rooms within 24 hours of their last final or last paper/project deadline. Please help them plan their flight schedules & departures accordingly.
You can make your own from home, order one that has healthy or gluten-free options or send one from Notre Dame!
Your student will have filled out the EMERGENCY MEDICAL FORM every year, which gives us all of her basic medical and contact information. Hall Staff can access these when necessary and contact the appropriate person if something happens. We take your student's safety and security very seriously! Additionally, our Rector Liz asks that you notify her if something serious happens (i.e., a grandparent passes away) so that she can make sure she's doing okay.
First-Year Welcome Weekend
What about University orientation? Notre Dame has an orientation for First Year students and their parents the weekend before classes start. It is called Welcome Weekend. See the Welcome Weekend website for more information.
Junior Parents Weekend (JPW)
This is a weekend for juniors to bring their parents/loved ones/guardians/mentors to Notre Dame for a weekend of family, food, and fun. Walsh holds an open house during this weekend for all of our junior Walshies. Please see the JPW WEBSITE for more information and updates in light of Covid-19.
Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD)
The University has its own police force, and Walsh has its own Officer Kelly, who is part of a squad that patrols dorms on South Quad every night. You can contact NDPD at any time at (574) 631-5555. See THEIR WEBSITE for more information.
Notre Dame Fire Department (NDFD)
We also have our own Fire Department, and run regular drills in every hall. Walsh always does well at getting our Walshies out in a safe and timely manner! See NDFD's WEBSITE for more information.
Unfortunately, there is no summer storage offered by the university. An approved outside vendor that students have used the last two years is called Xstudia and Handled who both transports and stores items in a climate controlled unit for the summer. There are plenty of other off-campus storage units available, and girls often split them with their current or future roommates to make moving in and out even easier.
Privacy and Policy
Notre Dame abides by federal laws and policies designed to protect the rights of students regarding the privacy of information and grades. Sometimes we are not able to share with parents or families particular information that is the student's right to share. Thank you for understanding our commitment to your student.
Please also look around the official NOTRE DAME PARENTS WEBSITE for even more information, or feel free to contact us if you're still stumped about something. Contact information is in the "about" pages. Thanks for visiting!