Anchorage Program

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

About the Program

The Anchorage Program promotes the success and involvement of all Women’s College students by connecting them with other NDMU Women’s College students, serving as an additional foundation and connection during the student experience. In line with the University's mission, the Anchorage Program will works 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.

Each semester, Anchorage host events to encourage support, advice, mentorship, and community, including an “Anchors Away!: Big Sister Reveal Party” in September.

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

  • Interests
  • Area of Study
  • Activities
  • Class Year (i.e., Class of 2019)

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.  

Annual Events

Anchors Away!

Big and Little Sister Reveal Party - September

All Women's College students who applied to become a new Sister in the NDMU Anchorage Program will have the opportunity to meet their respective Little, Big, or Twin 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 New Year

Anchorage Program's Welcome Back Get-Together - January

All Big Sisters and Little Sisters are welcome to join each other in celebration of the start of the new year and spring semester!

This event is a fun-filled evening of crafts, games, and memory-making with special gifts for all Bigs and Littles. 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/July Registration Days and get henna tattoos!

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


Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Engagement & Community Programs.

How to Apply

Submit an application below by Friday, August 24 in order to be matched with an Anchorage 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.