School Spotlight: University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame has a long history of teaching students how to be soldiers; they’ve been at it since 1859 to be exact. What does this mean for the university? It should be one of the best at understanding what life is like juggling military & student lifestyles and adapting to make the transition as seamless & supported as possible.
That is why we have chosen this university to spotlight for the week. There’s loads to explore at Notre Dame as a military-affiliated student, and by taking a deeper look you might find that it is the ideal university for you!
Location: South Bend, Indiana (Located 1 hour and 40 mins from Chicago, 2.5 hours from Indianapolis, & 2 hours from Grand Rapids, Michigan.)
Accreditations: Notre Dame is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association (NCA).
Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,448
Duration: 4 year
College Type: Private
The University of Notre Dame has all of the following programs in place:
Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
Offers ROTC Program
Approved for TA Funding
Yellow Ribbon Program
New Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
Notre Dame just celebrated the opening of their new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA).
Allocating the effort and funds to establishing a place for military and veterans to call their own is huge. Not to mention, the OMVA is under the direction of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran which means the director knows what this transition is like and how to best support their students.
“With this new office, we will further strengthen our commitment to serving those who have given so much to our nation and the University. I am grateful to the Military and Veteran Initiative Steering Committee, whose members led this initiative.”
This incredible project was just recently brought to campus!
Why is the Warrior-Scholar Project so important? Because stepping foot into an academic environment can be intimidating because of the foundational academic skills required to be successful in college. Most military-affiliated students have been out of the classroom for quite some time and aren’t in “academic shape”.
The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) was established as an introduction to the demands of college life by offering a free immersive academic boot camp hosted at American partner universities for current and former military service members who wish to pursue higher education. It is now at Notre Dame! This is just another example of how Notre Dame is focusing on increased support for veteran & military families.
Military 101 Training for Faculty & Staff
Great programs can be in place, but if faculty and staff aren’t educated and trained on the unique needs of military-affiliated students, then it won’t have the same effect. The purpose of Notre Dame’s Military 101 Workshop is to educate faculty, staff, and students about the unique strengths and challenges facing student veterans and military service members. This way they can better serve and support those students.
What better way to learn about a university than from students just like you who are there right now? You can do just that right here. Explore their experiences and path. Maybe their story resonates with you.
Could this be your ideal university? Start a conversation with admissions personnel at the university here. (And no worries, by starting a conversation here, you won’t be giving out your contact information.)
Featured Image Courtesy of The University of Notre Dame.