2022 Year in Review

The year 2022 was marked by celebrations of the past and enduring commitments for the future at Our Lady's University. From honoring the women who helped transform Notre Dame, to investing in the people and infrastructure that will help drive it forward, this year was full of examples of our dedication to becoming the “powerful means for doing good” that our founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., envisioned 180 years ago.


A banner is presented on stage showing new lyrics of the Notre Dame fight song.

Notre Dame commemorates 50th anniversary of admission of undergraduate women with redesigned campus entry circle, change to lyrics in renowned fight song

Notre Dame unveiled new lyrics to the Notre Dame Victory March at the conclusion of the ‘Golden Is Thy Fame’ celebration gala dinner. The event recognized the 50th anniversary of the admission of undergraduate women at Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame makes historic compensation investment, surpassing $75 million

Citing the perseverance and extraordinary contributions by members of the University of Notre Dame community over the past two years, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced a historic $25 million commitment to increase the base compensation for eligible hourly and salary University staff, faculty and student workers.

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A student holds up a piece of paper with calligraphic writing on both sides of it up to the light.

Found in Translation

In 50 years of overlooked letters, French class discovers new insights into Father Sorin and the early days of Notre Dame


A yellowish archival photo of two white men in a room filled, floor to ceiling, with trumpets. One man sits at a desk holding a trumpet and takes notes. The other man stands against a wall of trumpets.

The Grand Reprise

Notre Dame helps instrument manufacturer bridge legacy and future

The skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex on display on a wooden stand.

Saving Peck's Rex

A Notre Dame paleontologist, one of the world’s largest T. rex specimens and a tense standoff in the badlands of Montana

Research staff member withdrawing fluid from vial while dressed in a yellow biosafety suit.

Notre Dame receives record-breaking $244 million in annual research awards

During fiscal year 2022, researchers at the University of Notre Dame received $244 million in research award funding, surpassing the previous record of $222.7 million set in fiscal year 2021. This total includes nearly 800 separate awards from a broad array of federal, foundation and industry sources.

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University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., prays at the dedication and blessing, assisted by Rev. Jim Lies, C.S.C. Also in attendance at the ceremony was Aidan Mackey, and his daughter Patricia.

Notre Dame dedicates G.K. Chesterton collection in London

Led by President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University of Notre Dame hosted a dedication ceremony Oct. 27 at its London Global Gateway to celebrate the acquisition of the G.K. Chesterton Collection, a treasure trove of the writings, personal effects, art and other items related to the life of the renowned 20th-century English Catholic writer, orator, apologist, journalist and literary critic.

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Faith and Service

Member of the ROTC stands at salute in front of the Clarke Memorial on campus

Veterans Day at Notre Dame: ROTC Vigil

Each Veteran's Day, Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets keep vigil for 24 hours at the Clarke Memorial Fountain.

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Joint conference of national Black Catholic clergy and religious

University of Notre Dame hosts joint conference of national Black Catholic clergy and religious

The University of Notre Dame hosted the annual joint conference of the national organizations for Black Catholic clergy, women religious, deacons and seminarians from July 24 to 28.

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From the Academy

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Devin Diggs named valedictorian; Morgan La Sala selected salutatorian

Devin Diggs of Olathe, Kansas, has been named valedictorian and Morgan La Sala from Wayne, New Jersey, has been selected salutatorian of the 2022 University of Notre Dame graduating class.

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