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our mission


Student Welfare & Development (SWD) is committed to the total development of Notre Dame student-athletes. SWD fosters the cultivation of skills that prepare student-athletes for the ultimate competitive challenge: life. Based on the founding principles of the university, SWD implements programs and activities designed to nurture and develop the mind, body, and spirit.

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our mission


Student Welfare & Development (SWD) is committed to the total development of Notre Dame student-athletes. SWD fosters the cultivation of skills that prepare student-athletes for the ultimate competitive challenge: life. Based on the founding principles of the university, SWD implements programs and activities designed to nurture and develop the mind, body, and spirit.

We are glad you are here!

Check out all the different ways to make the most of your Notre Dame experience.

THE COMMONS: a space for gathering

The offices of SWD and The Commons area are located on the second floor of the Joyce Center (above Gate 1 and the Women’s Basketball offices). The Commons is a place for student-athletes to unwind or study before, between, or after practices/games/meets.

  • For student-athlete academic work, there are two computer bars with 3 PCs and 3 MACs.
  • The lounge area is a comfortably spacious area with oversized chairs and ottomans, 3 couches, and an info board to keep students apprised of upcoming events.
  • The lounge area also has a 65”HD flat screen television with a multi-entertainment system equipped with PlayStation 3, Blue-ray player, Wii, iPod dock, and surround sound.
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our Values


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our Values


 

Education

Fostering and nurturing an environment where traditional and non-traditional means of education are supported.

Service

Serving others mentally, spiritually, and physically is paramount to Student Welfare and Development.

LEADERSHIP

Cultivating an environment that pursues excellence.

Relationships

Developing and maintaining trusting and loyal relationships with student-athletes, coaching staffs, athletic administrators, faculty, community partners, and all support services is essential to the success of those served.

Diversity

Maintaining an inclusive culture that is supportive and respectful of individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, disabilities, and socio-economic status.

 
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our Vision


Student Welfare & Development will provide opportunities for Notre Dame student-athletes to develop the skills necessary to successfully transition into the University, their sport or program, and the community. Through educational programming and a host of other additional resources, SWD will empower all participants to make positive decisions in order to reach their full potential as students, athletes, and citizens.

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our Vision


Student Welfare & Development will provide opportunities for Notre Dame student-athletes to develop the skills necessary to successfully transition into the University, their sport or program, and the community. Through educational programming and a host of other additional resources, SWD will empower all participants to make positive decisions in order to reach their full potential as students, athletes, and citizens.