Updated: October 19, 2020 at 2:49PM

Off-Campus Students

COVID-19 Task Force for the Safety and Support of Off-Campus Students

The Off-Campus Task Force is charged with maintaining and strengthening close ties with undergraduate students who do not reside on campus during the pandemic. It is focused on three objectives:

  1. Communication: to enhance communication both ways between Notre Dame students living off-campus and the University during this unique era of COVID-19.
  2. Connectivity: to enhance a sense of belonging and inclusiveness during COVID-19 among off-campus students with each other and with the University. Create a shared sense that we are one team.
  3. Consequences: to be clear about University rules, guidelines, and expectations (and the reasons behind them) for off-campus activities and ramifications if not followed.

Task Force Members

  • Lou Nanni (Chair), Vice President, University Relations
  • Angie Torain, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Risk
  • Leah Kicinski, Assistant Director for Off-Campus and Hall Transitions
  • Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., Director of Campus Ministry
  • Rachel Ingal '21, Student Body President
  • Tim Sexton, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs

Expectations

In the Community

All students are expected to adhere to health and safety guidelines in effect through St. Joseph County and the State of Indiana with respect to masks and physical distancing in restaurants, stores, etc. Students should exercise good judgment about visiting places where these guidelines may be difficult to enforce. 

Gatherings

For the foreseeable future, off-campus informal gatherings should be limited to 10 people or fewer, with masks and physical distancing in place. As we know and saw firsthand at the start of the semester, COVID-19 can spread easily. Limiting the number of people who gather in one spot, and ensuring proper distance and masking, are proven, effective strategies at greatly reducing the spread fo the virus.

Football Season

The rules for gatherings remain in effect for football season. The University is prohibiting tailgating on campus, and limiting attendance at games to just members of the Notre Dame community (students, faculty and staff). The excitement of football season is a unique Notre Dame experience, and adhering to health and safety guidelines this season will give us our best shot at maintaining student attendance.

Health and Safety

  • Complete your health check every day
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Show up for surveillance testing