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Notre Dame of Maryland Celebrates University Designation September 9, 2011

August 10, 2011

BALTIMORE—Notre Dame of Maryland is hosting a series of celebrations for students, alumnae and alumni, faculty and staff to commemorate its transition from college to university status.

Friday, September 9
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. “Gibbons Hall Tower of Pancakes” Breakfast, Noyes House lawn

Step into the past and celebrate our rich 116-year history with a vintage community breakfast.

10:30 a.m. University Day Mass, LeClerc Auditorium
Celebrate the opening of the 2011-2012 academic year with students, graduates, faculty and staff. Reply early, as space is limited.

Noon to 1 p.m. Dedication Ceremony, Gibbons Hall
Join the campus community at the steps of Gibbons Hall as we commemorate the historic changeover from college to university.

1:00 p.m. University Luncheon, Noyes House lawn
Enjoy lunch on the lawn at the “University Club.”

5 p.m. Picnic-Style University Celebration, athletic fields/lawn
Bring-Your-Own-Picnic (B.Y.O.P.), as well as classmates, family and friends, we’ll supply iced tea, lemonade and snowcones. Live music, fun and games!

8:30 p.m. Fireworks, athletic fields/lawn
Enjoy a live fireworks display over Theresa Hall and Gibbons Tower.

Saturday, September 10
8 to 10 a.m. Welcome Weekend College Students, Fourier Hall lawn

The fun continues Saturday with breakfast on the lawn.

Reservations are required. Please visit www.ndm.edu/NDMUcelebration. Campus parking will be limited. However, nearby parking locations will be available with continuous shuttle service provided. 

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, engages students as confident, capable learners and leaders, thriving in the vibrant, personal community of its distinguished Women’s College, College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and College of Graduate Studies. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Notre Dame’s graduates change lives—in their careers, communities and families. Visit www.ndm.edu.