House Hunting 101

Notre Dame College’s upper class students will be required to live off campus next semester, in a move that will create space for hundreds of new students.

The additions of North and South halls to campus have increased the number of beds on College Road. But with more students set to move in next August, it has become a requirement that people over 21 or those who have more than 60 credit hours have to find alternate accommodation.

Below are some key tips in the hunt for finding the perfect place to live and enjoy the remainder of your college experience.

Become a Falcon Fanatic!

School spirit on Notre Dame’s campus received a sharp wakeup call on a recent Saturday afternoon. The hush tones that feature at many NDC athletic events have been witnessed far too regularly since my arrival on campus in 2006. For this reason, the men’s soccer team called a Friday night meeting to organize the continuation of a lengthy tradition.

You Can Be a Champion!

“While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.”  As an incoming freshman, I faced the same anticipation as most do. I was overwhelmed trying to figure out how I was going to make the most out of my Notre Dame experience. By following these five hints, you’ll come out a winner.

No More Move-In Madness!

College students can be overwhelmed about move-in day because of how hectic it can become. After reading this article you will have no problem moving into your dorm.
Move-in day is important because you always want to start off on the right foot! To ensure that your move-in day goes as smoothly as possible you can follow these six helpful hints:

Why College?

“Why am I going to college?” This is a question I ask myself from time to time and never seem to settle on a simple answer. Part of me wants to say the obvious: College will prepare me with the necessary skills and a degree to get a decent, well-paying job, which will allow me to live in at least semi-luxury. This answer has been branded into my head since grade school.  This answer seems to suffice for a short while.

The Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Slip into that swim suit and into the sun this spring break. Whether you’re looking to stay on budget, or splurge this year, and no matter what vacation spot you chose, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. That is, if you sink into the sand at one of these sunny spots:

Give a Helping Hand to Haiti

The world grieved on Jan. 12, 2010 when an earthquake hit Haiti. The death toll reached 200,000 people making the natural disaster one of the deadliest in recent times. The United States reached out to help Haiti by bringing over food, water and medical aid for the families who survived the catastrophe. George Clooney and many other stars held a telethon to collect money for Hope for Haiti.

Don’t Buy Your Books from Crooks

When I was a freshman at Notre Dame, my dad and I spent an afternoon in the bookstore purchasing the necessary texts to ensure a successful first semester. When the final price popped up on the cash register in bright blue lights I was blown away – $500. We left the college discouraged by the amount spent. Little did we know we could have used a different resource which would have brought that price down to zero! 

That resource is Ohio Link.

Never heard of Ohio Link? Let me break it down for you:

Grow Up, Go Green!

You’re finally leaving home! It’s time to take control of your life and grow up! Part of this maturing is taking an interest in Mother Earth. We’re all familiar with the usual ways to help out (recycle, turn off lights, etc.) but there are also unique ways to “go green” at NDC.

What’s Your Value in the Job Market?

 “The more skills you have with social media, web development and system technology, the more marketable you are to an employer.” If you have had a course with Dr. Michael Bloom, assistant professor of communication at Notre Dame College, you’ve surely heard this advice several times.