Student Emergency Relief Fund
The Notre Dame family is always at its best when we rally together, rise to the challenge, and fight for the values that have built and sustain our community.
Today, thousands of Notre Dame faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends are on the frontlines working to make the COVID-19 pandemic as manageable as possible. We have heard countless stories about our current students organizing food drives, tutoring elementary students online, calling to check in on elderly neighbors, and so much more.
This is why the Notre Dame experience matters so much: it forms leaders of character whose skills, knowledge, and empathy help make the world a much better place, especially in times of great need.
The consequences of the pandemic have spared no region, industry, or educational institution—including the University of Notre Dame. We anticipate this economic crisis will have a dramatic impact on many of our students and their families. Early forecasts predict that current students receiving financial aid will need more, and as many as 500 students not currently receiving financial aid will require it in the fall semester.
Junior Helton Rodriguez is one such student in need of assistance.
"Despite the circumstances of today often leaving things in uncertainty and confusion, one of the things I can always depend on is the support of Notre Dame. It's always good to know that if I fall, Notre Dame will be there to catch me."
In anticipation of increased need for our students, the Student Emergency Relief Fund has been created. 100 percent of gifts will directly benefit those students whose financial status has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.