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 the unique experiences of graduate students at the University of Notre Dame. If you are a current student, read on to share your Notre Dame experience for a chance to win an Apple iPad or one of three $50 gift cards!

What's your ND story?

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

Contest details

  • Deadline to submit: March 8, 2020
  • Winners announced: After spring break
  • Prizes: First place wins an Apple iPad; runners-up win one of three $50 gift cards
  • One entry per person. Choose well!

Submissions can come in a variety of formats — past entries have included written stories, audio or video recordings, photos, and artwork. The length and medium of entry have no bearing on the chances of winning, as long as you are able to complete the submission process via the form link below. 

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

We look forward to viewing your submission!

Submit Your Story