Each year, a diverse group of speakers provide students with real-world information and application of topics learned in class as well as personal experience. Science speakers, authors, Holocaust survivors and college admissions deans regularly visit our campus. 

Here are just a few examples from the 2015/16 school year:

Paul Schwarzbart Shares Holocaust Survivor Story with StudentsHolocaust speaker

At Notre Dame, all sophomores study the Holocaust across English, history, and religious studies as part of an integrated curriculum. Students read several accounts of the Holocaust as part of their studies, but the key cornerstone of that learning experience is hearing the testimony of a survivor. This year’s sophomore class heard a moving account of life as a Austrian Jew from Mr. Paul Schwarzbart. 

Learning the Realities of Homelessness in Silicon Valley

Notre Dame juniors and seniors spent time learning about the harsh realities of homelessness in Silicon Valley this week.

Notre Dame Hosts Freedom Riders

Notre Dame's Class of 2016 listened to the stories of three individuals that participated in the "Freedom Summer" of 1964, traveling across the segregated Deep South advocating for equal rights.  

Notre Dame Hosts DUI Sentencing Court

Julie Billiart Hall was converted into a courtroom as Notre Dame juniors and seniors participated in a real DUI court case. Students witnessed the sentencing by Judge Allogiamento of a woman convicted of driving under the influence.  

Alumnae Return for Career Day

Alumnae currently working in a variety of positions including superior court judge, professor and FBI special agent shared career information and advice with Notre Dame's Class of 2016.  It also provided these Notre Dame women an opportunity to network and reconnect with friends and mentors.