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The Student Activities Office strives to enhance the overall educational experience of students and serves the campus community through development of, exposure to, participation in, and assistance with intellectual, spiritual, cultural, recreational, social, leadership, and employment opportunities. The Office also fosters an environment which values differences, the freedom of expression and the holistic development of students.



The Student Activities Office is open during the academic year from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Our summer hours are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. LaFortune Student Center hours vary throughout the year. Please be aware that office hours will vary around the holiday season and during the summer months.


315 LaFortune Student Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Main Office Phone Line: 574-631-7308
Main Office Fax Line: 574-631-8139

Scheduling Meetings:

Please contact the SAO Front Desk at 574-631-7308 to schedule a meeting with Administrators of the Student Activities Office.


Our office serves as the staff advisors to student government groups and organizations. We also work as activities liaisons to recognized student groups for policy advisement and program guidance.

Group Development:
SAO provides many programs to aid group officers and members in their leadership growth, including leadership, creative marketing, and more.

We plan events and programs. From leadership opportunities for students to late night programs. Be sure to visit our website and social media sites to stay up to date with our program offerings.

Prospective Club Process:
We can guide prospective student clubs through the Prospective Club process when forming a new club.

We oversee this event registration system used by all student groups. When a user adds a request we serve as activities liaisons and send the request to various departments across campus for approval. In example, when a user completes the food module in a request, Catering by Design or Risk Management - Food Safety would also be sent the request for approvals.



LeadershIp Programs:
Activities Night
GameDay Concession Stands
Leadership Trainings
Leadership Institute (For First-Year Students)
Sophomore Leadership Series (Men and Women)
Annual Leadership Awards Banquet

Late Night Programs:
First Two Weeks
Comedy on the Quad
Football Bus Trips
Football Fridays
Summer Trips and Programs

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at sao@nd.edu or
call 574-631-7308.