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Life at ND



Stipends are paid twice-monthly on the 15th and last day of the month.

Our students receive full tuition scholarships, a $51,000 annual value.

Full-time CBE PhD students have 100% of their health insurance premiums paid.

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Health Insurance

University Health Services

Aetna student health insurance plan website


On Campus Graduate Housing

Office of Housing

Fischer, O'Hara-Grace Residences, operated by the Bradley Company

Off Campus Housing

Health & Wellness


Offering athletic facilities, classes, club & intermural sports, family programs, aquatics, personal training, and outdoor adventures.

University Health Services

    • Walk-in Clinic and on-campus appointments, inpatient observation
    • Immunizations & injections
    • On-campus pharmacy, x-ray, laboratory, physical therapy

McDonald Center for Student Well-being

Supporting students well-being and finding balance in the seven dimensions of wellness; social, spiritual, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, and physical.

Spiritual Life at Notre Dame

Things to do

Where to go, What to do: find.nd.edu

Arts & Culture

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is an inclusive, second-city destination for the region's premier Visiting Artist Series in addition to hosting film festivals and regular movie screenings and live performances; theater, dance, and music.

Downtown South Bend

Signature events include First Fridays, Wine Walks, River Lights, Art Beat, and more.

Sports & Leisure

Activities and getaways in the area and on campus

Notre Dame Athletics

As an eligible Notre Dame student, you have the opportunity to purchase Football season tickets as well as Ice Hockey and Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball reduced price.

Current students also get FREE access to regular season home Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse games. Just show your valid student ID at the entrance. A limited number of FREE tickets may be available to students for Post-season home games.

Clubs and Organizations

Student Activities Office

CBE students participate in a wide range of clubs and professional organizations including cultural interest, language, religious/spiritual, musical, and athletics groups.

Professional organizations related to CBE that our students participate in:


There is a large Notre Dame community of graduate students who have families. The University is comited to fostering a family-friendly environment for its graduate students, one that makes it possible for student to successfully balance parenting responsibilities with academic pursuits.

All of the above topics and more can be found on the Graduate Student Life ,Life at ND site.