NDMU Anchorage Program

Be a part of tradition and help to carry on the Notre Dame legacy!

About the Program

We promote the success and involvement of all incoming Women’s College students by connecting them with current NDMU students and introducing them to important student services and resources.

Each semester we host events to encourage support, advice, mentorship, and community, including an “Anchors Away!: Big Sister Reveal Party” during Welcome Week.

“Little" and "Big" Sisters are paired based on: 

  • Interests
  • Area of Study
  • Activities
  • Class Status (first-year, sophomore, junior and senior)

Transfer Students

Transfer students will be able to be paired with other “Big Sisters” and become a “Twin Big” so that they are involved and connected, both to their sister class as well as their graduating class.  

Our Mission

In line with the University's mission, the Anchorage Program will work toward creating a vibrant, community-oriented environment for all Women's College students in which they will be supported as they develop the skills and knowledge to become our world's upcoming leaders who will transform lives.

Annual Events

Anchors Away!

Big and Little Sister Reveal Party - August

All Women's College students who applied to become a Little Sister in the NDMU Anchorage Program will have the opportunity to meet their Big Sisters through a very exciting surprise activity.

This event is required for all participants in the Anchorage Program in order to have a successful reveal. Light refreshments will be served.


Sailing into the Holidays

Anchorage Program's Holiday Celebrations Party - December

All Big Sisters and Little Sisters are welcome to join each other in celebration of the upcoming holidays!

This event is a fun-filled evening of crafts, games, and memory-making with special gifts for all Bigs and Littles. Holiday treats will be served.


Anchorage Meet and Greet

Accepted Student Overnight Party - March/April

All Big and Little Sisters are invited to decorate t-shirts for June Orientation and get henna tattoos!

This serves as a great time to meet your potential future Anchorage Little Sisters.


Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Division of Student Life at studentlife@ndm.edu.

How to Apply

Submit an application below by Monday, August 15 in order to be matched with a Big or Little Sister.

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Current Members

If you have participated in previous years, there is no need to re-submit an application. All current members will be automatically paired with an incoming Sister and will be notified by email.