Football Weekend Experiences

Welcome Home Notre Dame Giving Society Members

As a thank you for your membership and generosity, we are pleased to invite you to the following experiences during Notre Dame Football's 2019 season.

In addition to Giving Society events, you are welcome to take advantage of exclusive discounts and performances new this year during football weekends:

  • 15% discount at Gameday Brunch and Candlelight Dinner at North and South Dining Halls. Soak in the atmosphere with the student body and relive old memories with friends and family! Membership card must be presented to receive discount at dining hall cashier station.
  • Exclusive showing of Sorin: A Notre Dame Story, the one-person play about the founding of the University on September 27 at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (details below)
  • Special performances by the musical sensation the Gold & Blue Co., a Notre Dame student performance group (details below)

Event registration for September and October games will open August 14. Registration for November games will open September 30. For more information, contact your OnwardND Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198 or

Blue and Gold Luncheon

Introducing the Blue & Gold Kickoff Luncheon at Foley's! Blue, Gold, Circle, and Council members are invited to join us for a delicious buffet lunch in this premier space inside Notre Dame Stadium. Beer and wine is included. Make a reservation today to join us for this new event! Advance Registration Required

When: Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cost: Adults: $25 (includes beer and wine), Children 12 and Under: $10

Here Come The Irish Kickoff

Friday Kickoffs are back! Start your weekend in style inside Notre Dame Stadium. Sorin, Rockne, O'Hara, and Order of St. Thomas More members are invited to enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. In the interest of allowing as many members as possible to experience this event, party size and seating capacity are limited. Advance registration is required. Seating is first come, first served. Advance Registration Required

When: Fridays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: Adults: $10, Children 12 and under: Free

Shake Down The Thunder Tailgate

The biggest tailgate party on campus returns! Our Shake Down the Thunder! Tailgate is back for 2019. Enjoy unlimited food, beverages, entertainment, and the afternoon’s biggest games as you prepare for kickoff! Location to be announced soon. Open to all society members. Advance Registration Required

When: Saturdays
New Mexico, Virginia Tech, Navy, Boston College Games: 10:30am - 1:30pm (Kickoff at 2:30pm)
Virginia, Bowling Green Games: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Kickoff at 3:30pm)
USC Game: 3:30pm - 6:30pm (Kickoff at 7:30pm)
Where: TBA
Cost: Adults: $42 (beer and wine included), $27 (food and non-alcoholic beverages only), Children 12 and under: $12
For parties greater than 10, please contact the OnwardND Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198

Giving Society Mass

Giving Society members and their guests are invited to a post-game Mass following the afternoon games. Mass will NOT be held after the USC game. Registration is not required. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Open to all giving society members.

When: 30-Minutes Post-Game (Mass will NOT be held after the USC game)
Where: Notre Dame Law School - St. Thomas More Chapel

Other campus Masses during football weekends

Onward To Victory Dinner

Back by popular demand! Bring your family and friends and join your fellow giving society members for a delicious buffet during home game weekends. Cash bar is available. Dinner will not be offered on USC weekend. Open to all giving society members. Advance Registration Required

When: Saturdays - Begins 30 minutes post-game. Buffet will close 2 hours post-game. (Dinner will not be offered during the USC game weekend)
Where: Morris Inn - William & Mary Ann Smith Ballroom
Cost: Adults: $44, Children 12 and Under: $
For parties greater than 10, please contact the Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198

Rockne Athletics Fund - Ask Jack

Ask Jack
Rockne members only are invited to hear Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics, Jack Swarbrick, share what's happening inside Notre Dame Athletics and across the collegiate landscape. Accompanying Jack is a guest student-athlete who speaks on his/her experience at Notre Dame. Both Swarbrick and the student-athlete participate in Q&A to round out the session. Light breakfast will be provided. Advance Registration Required

When: Saturdays
New Mexico, Virginia Tech, Navy, Boston College Games: 9:30am (Kickoff at 2:30pm)
Virginia, Bowling Green Games: 9:30am (Kickoff at 3:30pm)
USC Game: TBA (Kickoff at 7:30pm)  
Where: Jordan Hall of Science - Auditorium
Cost: Complimentary

Rockne Athletics Fund Weekend

Join your fellow Rockne Athletics Fund members during the annual Rockne Weekend for the Virginia Tech game! Advance Registration Required

When: Friday, Nov. 1 - Evening reception with appearances from special guests (Time: TBA) 
When: Saturday, Nov. 2 - Locker Room Tours for Blue Members and above, Pre-Game Field Passes for Gold Members and above (Time: TBA)
Where: Notre Dame Stadium

Ohara Society Events

Join your fellow O’Hara Society members this fall as we cheer on the Fighting Irish and have opportunities to engage with Dean Martijn Cremers and our wonderful graduate business students. We haven’t set all of our events for this fall, so check back soon for more information. In the meantime, you can save the dates for the Mendoza Graduate Alumni tailgates this fall, listed below. See you soon and Go Irish!​

Mendoza Graduate Alumni Tailgate
Graduate alumni, students, faculty, staff, and families gather for tailgate food and fun before three of Notre Dame’s home football games this year. Tailgate cost and registration links will be coming soon.
When: Sept. 14 (New Mexico), Oct. 12 (USC), and Nov. 16 (Navy)
Where: Naimoli Courtyard - Mendoza College of Business

The Dean's Speaker Series
On select football Fridays, you are invited to the Mendoza College of Business as we welcome business leaders to campus and have the opportunity to learn more about their lives and careers. Reserved seating is available for O'Hara members who register in advance. To register, please email Sarah Carruthers at with your name and number of attendees.

Joseph Ucuzoglu, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte
: Friday, October 11 (USC), 11:00am 
Where: Location TBA

Robert Jackson Jr., SEC Commissioner  
: Friday, November 22 (Boston College), Time TBA
Where: Location TBA

Event Hdr Ostm Events

We are looking forward to having you back on campus as we welcome Dean Marcus Cole for his first football season at Notre Dame Law School! More information about this year’s re-imagined Order of St. Thomas More events is forthcoming, but in the meantime save the date for the Law School Homecoming, which will take place the weekend of the Virginia game. Advance Registration Required

Law School Homecoming Tailgate
Join your NDLS classmates and enjoy a tailgate buffet and an open bar including beer and wine on DeBartolo Quad, between the Law School and Notre Dame Stadium. This is a great opportunity to meet up with Law School friends and get ready to cheer on the Fighting Irish. The tailgate cost and registration link will be coming soon.

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 (Virginia)
Where: DeBartolo Quad, east of the Law School

For more information on Law School Homecoming, contact Sarah Carruthers, Director, Order of St. Thomas More at or 574-631-2410.

Badin Guild Events

Show your love for Notre Dame by joining your fellow Badin Guild members during the New Mexico and USC game weekends. Advance Registration Required

Badin Guild Reception
When: New Mexico Home Game
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Downes Club Landing, Corbett Family Hall

Badin Guild Rooftop Experience
When: USC Home Game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 • Noon - 2:00pm
Where: Embassy Suites, Rooftop Patio
1140 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617

Badin Guild events are exclusive to Badin Guild members and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beer, wine and soda.

Sorin - A Notre Dame Story

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story returns this fall, with limited seating reserved exclusively for Giving Society members. This one-person play about the dawn of the University of Notre Dame as told by the intrepid Holy Cross priest who founded it, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., is directed by Patrick Vassel ’07—Associate Director of the smash hit, Hamilton—and written by celebrated playwright Christina Telesca Gorman ’91 with immersive projections by Ryan Belock ’11.

When: Friday, Sept. 27 (Virginia)
Where: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Limit four tickets per party

Gold and Blue Co

Tentative Performance Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 13 (New Mexico) - Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Oct. 4 (Bowling Green) - Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Nov. 1 (Virginia Tech) - Jan and Marty Hiller Midfield Commons, Duncan Student Center
Friday, Nov. 15 (Navy) - Jan and Marty Hiller Midfield Commons, Duncan Student Center

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