Gameday

Academics
Student Section
Alma Mater
Victory Clog
Trumpets at the Dome


Academics

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Saturday Scholar Series

If you're a fan of intelligent conversation about subjects ranging from the arts to history, from global affairs to ethics, some of Notre Dame's top scholars are happy to provide the food for thought. Every football season, the Saturday Scholar Series offers free-of-charge lectures or panel discussions. 

Saturday Science Exploration Series

Come join us in the Jordan Hall of Science as we explore the universe from the stars to the oceans. We will discuss gravity, fighting cancer and other diseases, data privacy and much, much more. Before every home football game, our Saturday Science Exploration Series is sure to inspire a fascination with our world as visitors learn about our innovative approach to science.

Saturdays with the Saints

Now you can spend one hour with the saints before the game on selected weekends this fall at Saturdays with the Saints. Come nourish your Catholic faith and your mind at the same time with talks by distinguished members of the Notre Dame faculty.


Student Section

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Students stand throughout the entire game, screaming along with every cheer, dancing the jig, or doing push-ups matching the Irish score on every touchdown to show support for their classmates on the field. Whether the Irish are up on their opponent or down, Notre Dame students provide their full support until beyond when the clock hits zero. Notre Dame students take their football seriously and make their presence known at home games. The student section stands in the northwest corner of the stadium, where field pads read, "We Are ND." Most students wear The Shirt making the student section appear as a sea of green, blue, or gold depending on the Shirt's color. 

Win or lose, the student body will still be there at the end of every Notre Dame home game to honor their classmates on the field. Students stay in the stands until the team leaves the field, no matter the result. 


Alma Mater 

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At the conclusion of each game, the team approaches the student section to sing the Alma Mater together.  As the Notre Dame band begins to play, fans and the team put their arms around each other and sway arm-in-arm as they sing.


Victory Clog

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After every win, the Irish Guard perform their traditional Victory Clog for fans before they join the band to leave the field.


Trumpets at the Dome

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Be a part of this well-loved tradition. Watch the Notre Dame Band trumpet section play Notre Dame favorites in front of the Main Building at 4:10pm on Fridays and two hours before kick-off on gamedays.