Signature Events

Opening Charge

September 4, 2019  Eck Visitor's Center

All Souls' Mass and Dinner

November 5, 2019, 5:30 p.m.  Badin Hall Chapel

In keeping with PLS tradition, the names are read of both deceased graduates of the Program and deceased faculty members and their families. Following mass, faculty and students gathered in the South Dining Hall for a community meal.

Cronin Award Banquet

Time and location to be announced.

The Cronin Award Banquet celebrates the memory of deceased PLS professor Edward J. Cronin. The recipient of the Cronin Award will be announced at the Banquet. This award is given to the student who submitted the finest piece of writing for ordinary course requirements.

Senior Dinner

Time and location to be announced.

The Senior Dinner gathers graduating students and faculty for conversation and farewell. The recipients of the Nutting Award, Bird Award, Clements Award, and Rogers award are announced at the Dinner.

Alumni Reunion

Time and location to be announced.

The Program of Liberal Studies hosts a gathering of all PLS and General Program Alumni during the University of Notre Dame reunion weekend.

The PLS/GP Reunion will be held on Saturday.

Open House
Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m.
119 O'Shaughnessy

Seminar 10:45 a.m.
To be announced
221 O'Shaughnessy

Summer Symposium

June 7-12, 2020

Each summer, the Program of Liberal Studies and General Program alumni/ae gather on Notre Dame's campus, eager to engage their teachers, the authors of the Great Books.

The Program of Liberal Studies coordinates the events which are centered on seminars that explore the week's theme.

June 28 - July 3, 2020

SOLD OUT! PLS will be offering a special symposium in London. The symposium in London will feature trips to various sites in and around London alongside seminar discussions of related texts, all led by PLS faculty.

To register, follow this link to the Conference Center’s “Calendar of Events”. Listed under July 2020 events.