From Director of Admissions Christy M. Pratt

Greetings from the University of Notre Dame! 

This is the second time I have the pleasure of officially welcoming you to the Notre Dame family. In your offer of admission, I commended you on your many accomplishments and I hope you have taken some time to celebrate and reflect on all you have achieved. 

The world needs people like you. In challenging times, when a global pandemic, continued social unrest, and economic uncertainty have altered life as we know it, we can all find hope and joy in the bright future ahead of you.

The Class of 2025 is intelligent, creative, resilient, and wonderfully diverse. As director of admissions, I understand the long road, hard work, and many successes that led you to your admission to Notre Dame and my staff and I are so proud of you, and the entire Class of 2025. Despite the uneasy climate in which we find ourselves, remember that your success is worth celebrating. Acknowledge, too, the people who helped you get where you are today—the family, teachers, friends, and teammates who supported you along the way.

As a Notre Dame student you now have even more support behind you as you make the transition to college: You are part of the Notre Dame family.

It is that connection that we endeavor to carry to you via this email newsletter. We would normally invite you to campus, roll out the blue and gold carpet for you, and celebrate your success together.

Instead, I invite you to join us for a special Restrictive Early Action Virtual Celebration. If you have not done so already, please check your email for your invitation and further details. We have a fun, informative evening planned and look forward to celebrating with you and your new classmates.

You may also connect with us via the Welcome Home site, which is your best resource for up-to-date information. We'll reach out with further virtual opportunities via this weekly newsletter and you can find us on social media any time. 

In the meantime, I extend warm wishes on behalf of the campus community: Welcome to the Notre Dame family. Welcome home!

Christy M. Pratt
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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