What's Your Story?

The Graduate Student Story Contest is back!

We’re hoping to collect a broad range of stories and experiences that highlight your unique experience as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. Share your Notre Dame experience for a chance to win!

What's your story?

We want to hear about not only graduate academic achievements and interests, but also life away from the classroom and lab.

Tell us about

  • achievements/interests as a graduate student
  • ideal night out in the South Bend area
  • volunteer organizations you support
  • mentoring you’ve received/given
  • surviving your dissertation defense
  • amazing lab mates
  • anything that has shaped your time as a Notre Dame graduate student


Deadline: January 17, with the winners being selected by the Graduate School staff and announced in early February.

Submissions can come in a variety of formats — feel free to enter your written, audio, video, photos or artwork. The length and medium of entry have no bearing on the chances of winning.

For more information on submissions formats or to check out previous submissions please visit our website.

If you have any questions please contact us at gradapp@nd.edu.

We look forward to viewing your submission!