Jesse Harper & Athletics Director’s Circle 2023 Events Recap

Author: Michelle McDaniel

Our Jesse Harper Council and Athletics Director’s Circle members take Notre Dame’s athletics to new heights each year. Because of these members, Notre Dame student-athletes receive the most distinctive student-athlete experience in the country.

To thank them for their incredible impact, among other exclusive membership experiences, our Jesse Harper Council and Athletics Director’s Circle members are invited to special events every football weekend!

Locker room and Schivarelli Football Players' Lounge tours

What better way to get ready on a Friday afternoon before the big game than to tour the locker room and the Schivarelli Football Players' Lounge?

Members take the same route as the players—they tour the player’s lounge and the locker room, then slap the “Play Like a Champion” sign as they walk down the stairs and onto the field.

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Jack’s Happy Hours

While most Notre Dame visitors stroll through Duncan Student Center, few are allowed to venture to the ninth floor.

There in the Athletics Director's Suite and Terrace, overlooking the most spectacular view of campus, members enjoy a happy hour and discussion with Jack Swarbrick himself every football Friday.

There’s no formal speech here—members get to know each other and Jack personally.

Former players and other athletic leaders also come to socialize and learn more about the state of Notre Dame football.

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Ask Jack

If you’re especially invested in Notre Dame football, Ask Jack is the place to be.

There’s just one catch—what happens at Ask Jack stays at Ask Jack. Even the press isn’t invited, so this is as real as it gets. If you want to know what’s really going on behind the scenes, you can’t miss it.

Members also meet special guests. This past season, National Champion American Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan came on USC weekend with some of his players and their national championship trophy. Micah Shrewsberry appeared for Central Michigan, and even Pete Boquaqua showed up for several Ask Jack events.


And more!

Plus, members get invites to exclusive events that change each season.

This past October, Coach Ivey invited members to watch the women’s basketball practice—a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of this Championship-winning program.

When practice was over, Coach Ivey invited all attendees to meet the team, enjoy a cocktail hour, and socialize with the team. What a treat!

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A sincere thank you to our Jesse Harper Council and Athletics Director’s Circle members who attended these events. We can’t wait to see you (and our new members) next year!