Notre Dame is a place steeped in the Catholic faith and practice. However, from its earliest days, part of the mission of the Holy Cross Fathers has been to create a wonderful atmosphere of hospitality to all who visit or study here. Following Jesus’s example, the students, faculty, and staff of University of Notre Dame seek to provide warmth and hospitality to all, regardless of one’s religious belief or practice.
Campus Ministry provides opportunities for members of all faith traditions to encounter God as they work, study, and live life to the fullest under the shadow of the Golden Dome. Regardless of your faith background, Campus Ministry seeks to meet you where you are and to assist you as you grow into the person that God has created you to be.
Protestant and Evangelical
Nearly all Campus Ministry programs are open to students of all Christian denominations. In particular, Campus Ministry offers a variety of retreats in addition to Iron Sharpens Iron, an interdenominational ministry that includes praise and worship, student reflections, and small prayer groups.
Campus Ministry also offers spiritual direction and information about off-campus worship communities in the area.
As close brethren in Christ with a great deal of spiritual heritage in common, Notre Dame specifically welcomes to the campus members of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Many Eastern Orthodox students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ while at Notre Dame by entering into prayer experiences with fellow students, attending retreats and engaging in opportunities for direct service to the poor.
Campus Ministry also offers spiritual direction/counseling and information on local off-campus Eastern Orthodox worship communities. For more information, please email Brett Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are a variety of options for Jewish students to practice their faith within the Notre Dame community. The Jewish Student Group meets once a week over lunch to explore and discuss traditional Jewish philosophy/rationale and its application to modern day situations and events. For more information, please contact Bella Niforatos at email@example.com and Isabel Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an active Muslim Student Association at Notre Dame. The MSA is dedicated to providing a home away from home for its members, which include undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff who come from all over the world. Signature events include the weekly Qur'an Halaqah, the annual Eid Dinner and Islam Awareness Week.
Muslim students are invited to use the interfaith prayer room on the first floor of the Coleman-Morse Center and the meditation room on the third floor of the Law School. MSA provides rides to off-campus Friday prayer. Please submit ride requests via email to email@example.com or private Facebook message. Halal food is also available upon request at the stir-fry station in the South Dining Hall.