On Saturday, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Union (GSU) hosted a Game Watch party at Legends on campus for the Notre Dame football team’s season-opening game against Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Notre Dame won the game 50-10.
With a 9am kick-off, the Game Watch featured a full breakfast. At half-time, students participated in a trivia quiz on Notre Dame football history and legends, complete with prizes.
Mimi Beck, Program Director of Graduate Student Life, said: “We are so pleased that more than two hundred graduate students attended the first Graduate School Game Watch, with many of them first-year students and international students experiencing Notre Dame football for the first time. This event exemplifies our goals for building community amongst the graduate student population by providing an opportunity to socialize with peers, to meet students from across multiple academic programs, to reach out to a diverse audience, and to connect to the broader campus culture.”
Some comments from students attending the Game Watch:“I really enjoyed the event, and I hope there are more like it in the future.”
“This was lovely and more than I expected for watching the game.”
“Keep up the good work and thanks for providing these! I’d love to see more opportunities to meet people we normally wouldn’t meet.”
The next Graduate School-sponsored cultural/social event will be the Mountain Heart concert at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 20. Graduate students will be notified of ticket availability via an e-mail, with priority given to first-year graduate students.