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The University of Notre Dame began late on the bitterly cold afternoon of November 26, 1842, when a 28-year-old French priest, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., and seven companions, all of them members of the recently established Congregation of Holy Cross, took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana mission fields.


The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.


Rebby Mensen

Thursday, June 7, 2018
One of the best universities in the world. Just period. And a lovely place to be.

Phil Friesen

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
This is a first-class institution. We're not Catholic, but since we were in the area and a friend had attended the school, we decided to visit and walk around the campus. The campus itself was absolutely gorgeous. All the buildings blend well together and the architecture is beautiful. We were amazed that one of their libraries is also a museum, where we saw dozens of Rembrandt prints! Who does that?? Notre Dame. People were kind and helpful. We were complete strangers with next to no knowledge of the school beyond their sports teams. The school has real class and we detected no snobbishness.

Eric Walker

Monday, April 30, 2018
Very poor venue to go see a concert. The honorary privilege of hosting an influential concert such as the (Chainsmokers) should be inspiring, and motivational, yet the venue was degraded by poor management, disrectful employees, and unethical values. The band did an amazing job. As a local business owner, I should and/will suggest a review of your procedures in regards to your management team.

Laura Fiegelist

Thursday, April 12, 2018
A beautiful campus with a rich history and many enjoyable traditions. Always have a wonderful time there with the family.


Thursday, May 10, 2018
A dream come true stepping on the grounds of NDU!!! From my humble beginnings in a small town of Milbuk, Cotabato, in the southern part of the Philippines where I grew up looking up at the local Notre Dame of Milbuk High school, ran by the Catholic Church, I dreamt of going to that school when I get to high school. Fate brought me to many different places, far from Notre Dame, until I got here in America, and worked in Indiana, where the biggest Notre Dame campus is located. I read about this place when I was young and I finally made it here! Not as student though...but that doesn’t really matter now. I have fulfilled my biggest passion which is to take care of other people, as a Registered Nurse...

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