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Here Come The Irish Kickoff

Back by popular demand! Start your weekend in style at Notre Dame Stadium's fantastic premium clubs. Green, Blue, Gold, Circle, and Council members are invited to enjoy complimentary snacks 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.

Please note: Due to scheduling commitments, Kickoff for Pitt weekend will be held in Seven on 9 at Corbett Family Hall.

When: Fridays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pitt: Seven on 9 (Corbett Family Hall, 9th floor)
Fla. State: Foley's (O'Neill Hall, 4th floor)

Sorin - A Notre Dame Story

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story returns this fall to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, 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: Fridays, 7:30pm (performance will NOT be held Florida State weekend)
Where: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Patricia George Decio Theater
Limit two tickets per performance

Wake Up The Echoes Brunch

Re-imagined for 2018! Experience the excitement of gameday at South Dining Hall, and skip the lines with our members-only entrance and private dining area. Guests will receive access to the full South Dining Hall brunch buffet at exclusive members-only pricing. Advance registration is required. Seating is first come, first served.

When: Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Where: South Dining Hall (south entrance, near Reckers)
Entrance Fee: Adults: $15, Children 12 and Under: $8

Shake Down The Thunder Tailgate

The biggest party on campus is back and better than ever! Get your Irish on with family and friends as we take over the Compton Family Ice Arena and the spectacular O'Brien's club. Unlimited food and drink, entertainment, activities for the kids, and TVs showing all of the afternoon games make this exclusive event one of the most premum pre-game spots on campus. SORIN Gold Members: Call us to reserve one of O'Brien's VIP boxes!

When: Saturdays
Where: Compton Family Ice Arena
2:30 Games: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:30 Games: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Adults: $40, Adults (No Alcohol) $25, Children 12 and under: $10

For parties greater than 10, please contact the OnwardND Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198.

Blue and Gold Mass

Blue, Gold, Circle, and Council members and their guests are invited to a post-game Mass following the afternoon games. Mass will NOT be held after 7:30 pm games. Registration is not required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

When: 30-Minutes Post-Game (Mass will NOT be held after 7:30 PM games)
Where: Notre Dame Law School - St. Thomas More Chapel

For information on other campus Masses during football weekends, visit

Onward To Victory Dinner

Re-imagined for 2018! Experience a Notre Dame tradition dating back to the 1940s with Candlelight Dinner at South Dining Hall. Skip the lines with our private entrance and members-only cash bar, buffet, and seating area. Advance registration is required. Dinner will not be held on 7:30 game weekends. Seating is first come, first served.

When: Pittsburgh: 30 minutes post-game until 2 hours post-game
Where: South Dining Hall (south entrance, near Reckers)
Entrance Fee: Adults:$28, Children 12 and Under: $13

For parties greater than 10, please contact the OnwardND Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198

Rockne Athletics Fund - Ask Jack

Ask Jack
James E. Rohr Director of Athletics, Jack Swarbrick, shares 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.

When: Saturdays
FSU: 12:30pm
All Other Games: 9:30am

Where: Jordan Hall of Science - Auditorium

Rockne Athletics Fund - Coachs Keys

Coach's Keys
Hosted by Director of Player Development, Ron Powlus, and features an insider look at the game's match-up from both a personnel and X's and O's perspective. Coach Powlus ends his session by answering questions from those attending.

Light breakfast will be provided. These experiences are complimentary, but registration is required.

When: Saturdays
Day Games (Pittsburgh): 9:30am - 11:00am
Night Games (Florida State): 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Where: Jordan Hall of Science - Auditorium

Rockne Athletics Fund Weekend

Join your fellow Rockne Athletics Fund members during the annual Rockne Weekend for the Stanford game!

When: Friday 9/28 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening reception with appearances from special guests and student-athletes
Where: Irish Green

When: Saturday 9/29
Locker Room Tours for Blue Members and above
Pre-Game Field Passes for Gold Members and above
Where: Notre Dame Stadium

Mendoza Graduate Alumni Tailgate

Graduate alumni, students, faculty, staff and families gather for food and fun before three of ND's home football games sponsored by the John Cardinal O'Hara Society. Please join us for a great time as you get ready for each of these games!​

When: Saturdays
Pitt: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Florida State: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Courtyard - Mendoza College of Business
Registration Information

Notre Dame Law School Homecoming

Members of the Order of St. Thomas More are encouraged to attend the second annual NDLS Homecoming during Vanderbilt Weekend. Join us for one or both of the following special events hosted at the Law School.

Order of St. Thomas More Cocktail Reception
Enjoy hors-d'oeuvres and an open bar at an exclusive cocktail reception in the atrium of the Eck Hall of Law on the Friday of Vanderbilt Weekend. This event is complimentary, and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

When: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on Friday, September 14, 2018
Where: Eck Hall of Law - First Floor Atrium

Law School Homecoming Tailgate
Join your NDLS classmates and enjoy a tailgate buffet on DeBartolo Quad nestled between the Law School and Notre Dame Stadium. The tailgate is a paid event, with advance registration required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

When: 11:00 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: DeBartolo Quad, east of the Law School

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

OSTM March Under The Arch

Members of the Order of St. Thomas More are encouraged to enjoy game day refreshments, a cash bar, and watch the band “March Under the Arch” on their way to the stadium. Admission is complimentary for the first four in a party, with a charge for additional guests. Advance registration is required. This event will not be offered Vanderbilt Saturday, due to the NDLS Homecoming Tailgate.

When: Saturdays
Pitt: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 Games: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Eck Hall of Law - Eck Commons

Love Thee Notre Dame Events

Show your love for Notre Dame by joining your Badin Guild members during the Vanderbilt and Stanford game weekends. Registration is required.

Shamrock Series Events

Join us in New York for an exclusive Giving Society event ahead of this year's Shamrock Series matchup. Stay tuned for more information!


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