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Family & Friends Weekend

Family & Friends Weekend is a time to honor the family members and friends who help support students through the ups and downs of college life. Spend quality time with students, mingle with other families, experience academic life, cheer at an athletics event. And don’t forget that Baltimore is part of the NDMU campus. See the sights! We hope you find opportunity to see a rich mix of the academic, cultural, and social quality of life offered on and off campus.


Family & Friends Weekend Schedule   

Saturday, October 25th

Fall Family & Friends Weekend Registration/Continental Breakfast 
Begins at 9:00 a.m., Fourier Lobby
Pick up your Family& Friends Weekend schedule and enjoy a continental breakfast. 

Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Various Locations

Family & Friends Weekend features breakout sessions facilitated by members of the Notre Dame community provides families and friends with the opportunity to learn more about campus services and offerings.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.       

First Impressions Count: Preparing the Notre Dame Woman for Professional Success
The First Impressions program consists of a year-long series of fun and engaging workshops designed for junior and senior students preparing themselves for internships and employment. The goal is to help students develop the confidence to successfully transition from the classroom to the workforce. Workshop topics include development of a personal brand, professional dress, networking and dining etiquette, as well as resume writing and interview skills.

Cultural Competency and Caring With Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Teaching Strategy
As nurses we are expected to provide culturally competent care to best meet the health care needs of the diverse populations we care for in today's healthcare environment. Faculty should provide students with information and opportunities to incorporate culturally competent care into their everyday clinical practice throughout the curriculum. To address this need, a cultural competence project was created and implemented with 44 junior level nursing students in a Holistic Health Assessment course. The inspiration for this project was the technological possibility offered by PhotoVoice.

11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

NDMU Global Citizens: Our Global-Local Culture and Mission (Session I)
This session will highlight NDMU’s short-term travel abroad programs. Faculty will share stories from leading these programs including the upcoming 2015 short-term travel programs to Ireland, England, France, Costa Rica and China.  

Trailblazers Parents & Families Academy Session
Come learn the financial side of college!  A representative from the Financial Aid Office will discuss college costs, financial aid, billing and more.  If possible, students and parents should attend this session together. 

12:10-1:00 p.m.

NDMU Global Citizens: Our Global-Local Culture and Mission (Session II)
During this session students who participated in short-term and semester-long study abroad programs will share their stories and transformative experiences.

Living, Serving, Transforming
This session will discuss service and service-learning opportunities within the School of Nursing. We will highlight a service learning course and project that junior nursing students participated in.

Gator Pride Lunch and Field Hockey vs. Keystone College
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Notre Dame Alumnae Field 
Take a break for lunch and cheer on the NDMU Gators as they take on Keystone College! Notre Dame families of all ages are encouraged to show your Gator pride by decorating posters, getting your face painted, and sporting your Notre Dame gear to show your team spirit. 

Lunch Prices
NDMU Resident Students: $0
Children: $5
All other participants: $10

Harvest Fest
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Doyle Lawn
Join families, faculty, staff, classmates, and friends for Harvest Fest hosted by the student-run Business and Economics Society. Fun foods, crafts, and activities are available for NDMU family members of all ages! 

Opening Reception: Nonfiction Paintings by Erin Raedeke
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Gormley Gallery, Fourier 200

Volleyball vs. Baptist Bible College
4:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium
Continue to show your NDMU team spirit by cheering on our Notre Dame Gators as they compete with Baptist Bible College!

Bull Roast
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Gator Alley
Join your Notre Dame community as we enjoy great food, music, silent auction, and fellowship at our annual Bull Roast.Interested in donating to the silent auction? Please CLICK HERE.

Bull Roast Price
NDMU Resident Students: $0
Children: $5
All other participants: $10

Cash bar will be available.

2014 Great Halloween and Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope
7:00 p.m. Patterson Park, Baltimore
With fourteen years of lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore have created their most colorful EVER Great Halloween Lantern Parade-KALEIDOSCOPE! There will be marching bands, food trucks, floats, performances and much more! This year’s 15th Annual Parade is expected to bring in over 2000 participants and you should be one of them!

Bus will depart from Doyle Circle at 7:00 p.m. and depart Patterson Park at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 26th

Community Mass
11:00 a.m., Marikle Chapel
Experience the beauty of Marikle Chapel and join the campus community, your classmates and families as we gather to worship. All faiths are welcomed.

Community Fellowship
Noon, Murphy Gathering Space
Gather with classmates, friends and families for a time of fellowship and refreshments to wrap up an awesome weekend.

Lunch & Baltimore Ravens Viewing Party
1:00 p.m., Gator Alley
Bring Family & Friends Weekend to a close by cheering on the Ravens as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Enjoy game day favorites, like pizza and wings, and win Ravens themed prizes!

For more information or further questions, please contact the Director of Student Leadership and Involvement at 410-532-3158.