Bond HallBond Hall, part of the campus Learning District, is the new home of the Graduate School and Postdoctoral Scholars offices.

The Graduate School aims to recruit passionate, engaged students who will bring talent, integrity, and heart to a vibrant and diverse student population.

Our recruitment initiatives are directed by Nyrée McDonald, PhD (Associate Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management), and Deanne (Dee) Gipson, PhD (Recruitment Strategies Program Director). They conduct external campus visits, recruitment fair visits, on-campus meetings, extensive summer opportunities for promising undergraduate students, and strategic partnerships with competitive undergraduate institutions and international partners.  

At the center of our multi-layered recruitment strategy lies a simple concept: conversation. We want to hear about your passions, research interests, career ambitions, and extracurricular activities. And we want to tell you about all the ways Notre Dame can empower you to actualize your goals and promote your research on broader platforms. Learn more about the various ways to have a conversation with us below:

We Come to You

Are we coming to a campus or fair near you? View our travel calendar to learn when our staff and student representatives will be in your area in the coming months.

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You Come to Us

Planning to visit Notre Dame? We are thrilled for you to see our beautiful campus! Click here to learn about getting the most out of your visit.

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Virtual Visits

Hoping to learn more about graduate studies at Notre Dame? Consider multiple media platforms for continuing the conversation about how Notre Dame can empower you to produce research that matters.

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Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Are you a college student interested in pursuing a graduate degree after your undergraduate education? Consider participating in a summer program that will develop your research skills and introduce you to the rich student experience that Notre Dame has to offer.

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