|Things To Do On Campus|
Concerts: A wide variety of bands play at the JACC and Stepan Center. Past shows have included Everclear, Better than Ezra, the Green Room, Ani DiFranco, and U2. There are also many performances by student bands on campus - you can hear them at Stonehenge or at our weekly Acoustic Café in LaFortune. The first week of school, the University sponsors “The Show,” a really fun concert and a great way to kick off the year. You can buy tickets at school in La Fortune.
Dances: Each hall has two dances a semester—a formal and an inter-hall dance.
Movies: SUB sponsors movies Thursday through Saturday nights. They cost $2-$3, and they are shown right on campus. So from now on, when you see a great preview, just remember…only a couple months until it's right here at ND. Some of the features last semester were: Rent, 40 Year Old Virgin, Red Eye, and Wedding Crashers. There are also many great foreign film festivals. Almost every Thursday night, you can catch a great movie in the library—for free.
Lectures: There are always great opportunities to hear speakers on campus.
Museums: For the more cultured among us, the Snite Museum houses one of the finest art collections of any major university. The Snite Museum is located right next to O’Shag and across from DeBartalo. The Moreau Galleries at St. Mary's and the Riley Hall of Art Design at ND both offer exhibits as well. Be sure to check it out!
Theater: Notre Dame and St. Mary's produce a variety of theatrical productions each year; and for all you aspiring thespians, first year students can participate in these, as well as the Freshmen Four mini plays. Some past plays include: Much Ado About Nothing, The Mandrake, How I Learned to Drive, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night. During the summer, you will probably receive info about a Film, Television, and Theater Subscription Card. It guarantees you a seat on opening nights and allows you to get cheaper play tickets because you pre-pay! If you are interested in theater, you may want to consider getting one!
Bengal Bouts: No time or money to catch a championship fight? ND can solve your problem, with a boxing tournament for charity held each year for the Bangladesh community in India.
Keenan Revue: First performed in 1976, the Revue is the most popular dorm event of the spring semester. It is a comedy-variety show—similar to Saturday Night Live—produced, directed, and performed by the residents of Keenan Hall. It makes just about any notorious person, place, or event on campus a target for their parodies. Tickets are free, but expect to camp-out in line or make friends with a Keenan boy.
Student Film Festival: The Film, Television, and Theater (FTT) Department showcases the work of the students in the department in films ranging from 3 minutes to 15 minutes. It is a great way to see the brilliant work of the FTT students.
Notre Dame Literary Festival: If you like poetry and prose, then you'll love this annual event that brings together some of the finest poets and authors in the world to share their work with the ND community.
Collegiate Jazz Festival: Bands from colleges and universities nation-wide bring their sound to Notre Dame. The judges of the competition are some of the most recognized names in jazz today.
Fisher Regatta: Fisher Hall hosts this annual event on beautiful St. Mary's Lake.
Keough Chariot Races: Keough Hall sponsors this all day event featuring mud wrestling, jousting, and the famous chariot races. Each dorm builds a chariot to compete with a team of four on a designed course on the McGlinn Fields. It is a great way to see guys in togas running around, celebrating the ways of the Romans, and to build Howard Hall spirit. Howard Hall is the three time defending champ, and we expect to continue the tradition.
Bookstore Basketball: ND is home to the world's largest five on five outdoor basketball tournament. Held annually, the tournament has become as much a part of ND life as football and ND basketball. The skill levels of teams vary greatly, and it is a great way to raise money for charity. The final four is held in the spring during the last days of An Tostal.
An Tostal: The spring festival to end all spring festivals. Brace yourself for a week filled with games, food, and mud.
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