It's a party 50 years in the making. And you're invited!

Our commemoration of 50 years of undergraduate women at Our Lady's University will culminate June 1 and 2 with a truly Notre Dame celebration. Mark this special occasion with exclusive events designed to help you experience the campus you love like never before. Opportunities include: the Golden Gala dinner and program, exclusive tours of campus, sessions with distinguished faculty and alumni, a candlelight walk by the Grotto, and much more! Join us as we honor the invaluable contributions of women at Notre Dame. 

Featured Events

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    Golden Gala Dinner and Program

    Thursday, June 2 - 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM

    Join us for an extraordinary Golden Gala Dinner, hosted by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., featuring reflections on this historic anniversary from senior University leaders, a multimedia presentation created for the occasion, and a musical performance by Grammy-Award winning artist, Amy Grant.

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    A Conversation with Trailblazer and Leader Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.) JD '75

    Thursday, June 2 - 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

    Hosted by Notre Dame Law School's Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law G. Marcus Cole

    Hear the inspiring story of a Notre Dame alumna's distinguished career—a journey of many "firsts," including her appointment as the first judge of color to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and only the third woman of color on any U.S. Court of Appeals. From her childhood in Detroit to her many years of distinguished service as a judge, learn about her journey of faith, resilience, generosity, and commitment to justice.

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    Care for Our Common Home: A Conversation About Environmental Research and Teaching Across the Disciplines

    Thursday, June 2 - 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Moderated by Anne Thompson '79, University Trustee and NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent

    Faculty panelists Jennifer Tank, Peter Burns, Ellis Adjei Adams, Jessica McManus Warnell, and Daniel Miller will share how, inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, they are advancing the care of our earth through groundbreaking research and teaching.

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    A Conversation with Female Leaders in College and Professional Sports

    Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

    Hear from four Notre Dame alumnae who have distinguished themselves as leaders in both college and professional sports. Joining the panel will be Jill Bodensteiner '92, MBA '08, Director of Athletics, St. Joseph's University; Nina King '00, Vice President and Director of Athletics, Duke University; Kate Markgraf '98, General Manager, U.S. Women's Soccer; and Ruth Riley Hunter '01, MBA '16, former WNBA player and current broadcast analyst for the Miami Heat.

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