Ongoing Events

The following programs are open to all ND parenting, married, or pregnant students as well as family members. All events are at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall unless otherwise noted. Coffee, snacks, and water are always available. 

Toddler Crafting Corner  

Every other Tuesdays at 10:0 am on  August 3 and August 17

Please join the FRC in our Crafting Corner program open to children age 1 thru 6 years old. This event will take place outside on the Beichner Hall lawn so please dress you and your child(ren) accordingly. This event is limited to 12 families and is weather dependent.  

Snack Break

Wednesday, August 4 at 4 pm

Meet us at the FRC playground for some snacks and fun! 

Let's Explore FRC's home, Beichner Hall

Wednesday, August 11 at 10 am

Interested in seeing campus landmarks, buildings and recreational space?  Our "field trip" program will take you to various parts of campus to learn and play!  About a week before the Let's Explore Notre Dame date, you;ll find out where and when we are traveling.  

Coffee and Conversation 

Thursday August 19 at 10:00 am

Want to meet new friends?  Looking for a chance to discuss a beloved book?  This event is for you! Held outdoors on the lawn of Beichner Hall, please join other ND students and student-families in this mix and mingle event.   

Summer 2021 Special Events 



DTSB First Friday
Friday, August 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Downtown South Bend

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students for a party in downtown South Bend! Every First Friday is a celebration downtown, with music, food, games, activities, and more. We'll meet on the outdoor patio of the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, enjoy some appetizers together, then spread out to explore everything DTSB has to offer. All registered participants will have the chance to win door prizes of Downtown Dollars - gift certificates to be used at locally-owned downtown restaurants. All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome!

Potato Creek Cookout & Canoeing
Friday, August 13, 3:30-8:30pm
Potato Creek State Park

Join Grad Life and your fellow graduate students for an afternoon of boating, picnicking, and beach time. We'll cover your entrance fee and canoe rental and we'll grill the food; you enjoy the great outdoors with great friends! All graduate & professional students, postdocs, and families welcome!

Want to know when we are open? You can find our hours of operation here.

last update 8/2/21

On Campus

FRC Campus Calendar - listing events of interest to parenting, married and pregnant students 
Upcoming Student Events from
ND Graduate School Trainings
ND Grad Career Events

Off Campus - 

Arts and Entertainment - HINT: Sort by Family
Education and Family - HINT:  Sort by Family or Kids Activities
Parks and Recreation




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