Carolyn Rumer (right) Hometown: Camarillo, California Major: History and Anthropology Room: 249 Interesting Fact: Once, I was rescued by a lifeguard because my friends and I didn’t realize we were stuck in a riptide. Advice: Try to go to as many sporting events as you can. They are really fun, and our hockey team is amazing! Ellen Mrowka (left) Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan Major: Accountancy Room:145 Interesting Fact: I witnessed the glory that is Bob Barker when I went to a taping of The Price is Right. Advice: Don’t be necessarily glued to your intended major. Try new things until you find something you’ll be happy with as your future. These are the girls who will be leading you around for your first weekend at your new home under the Dome! Ashley-Anne Elias (Ashley) Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago. Major: English & Psychology (maybe Theology eventually) Room: 327 Interesting Fact: I'm from the Caribbean, therefore, I'm one of the most laid-back people you'll ever meet. Feel free to come and talk/relax/sing and dance in my room whenever you want. :) Advice: 1) Take Yoga for Phys Ed. It's an amazing experience. 2) The bus will take you to the mall for free. Jessica Fiegel Hometown: Homer Glen, Illinois Major: Science-Business Room: 203/205 Interesting Fact: I have an identical twin sister. Advice: Don't bring everything you own with you (like I did)! You will be surprised by how little you'll use. And remember, fall break comes quickly- you can always get more stuff then if you really need it Andrea Fernandez Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Major: Political Science Room: 345 Interesting Fact: I speak three languages. Advice: Don’t worry about bringing every little thing for your room, there’s plenty of stores around school to get your stuff at! Kasey Kendall Hometown: Independence, Missouri Major: Science-Preprofessional (with oceanography intent) Room: 323 Interesting Fact: I am in the Navy ROTC here at Notre Dame. Advice: In a lot of classes, it is hard to keep up with the material and the homework if you skip classes, and I've seen a lot of people struggle more than necessary over their tests because they were never in class. So try to go to as many of your classes as possible. Gabriela Moriel, but everyone calls me Gabby Hometown: Hacienda Heights, California (1/2 hour outside Los Angeles) Major: Science Pre-Professional Room Number: 201 Interesting Fact: I have never seen snow falling until my first winter here at ND. Advice: Don’t bring a lot of T-shirts from home because your supply of T-shirts is going to grow exponentially throughout your first year and your drawer WILL overflow. Genevieve Nield Hometown: Libertyville, Illinois Major: Double Major in Vocal Performance and English Room: 227 Interesting Fact: I usually sneeze about 7 times in a row when I sneeze. It's kind of funny. Advice: Make sure to make use of the countless different places to get food on campus. Especially Waddicks - the cherry scones are amazing. Margaret (Megan) Skinner Hometown: Washington, D.C. Major: Science Pre-Professional and Philosophy Room: 337 Interesting Fact: I grew up in Hawaii and am more than willing to teach hula to anyone who's interested! Advice: Don't forget to bring DUCT TAPE it's a life saver, water purifier's are useful, and you don't need a printer- every student is automatically given $100 of prints from any of the computer clusters. Erin Zacek Hometown: Spring Lake, Michigan Major: Film, Television, Theatre major Room: 127 Interesting fact: Through NDTV this past year I got to meet the Plain White T's, Kimya Dawson, and screen writer Stephen Susco. (I am also producing a show Office Hours for the station, so if you are looking for something to get involved in check it out!) Advice: My advice for the freshmen would be to relax!! The transition to college is new, and sometimes difficult and it is so easy to stress out over little things, so try and be patient. Everything will work itself out for the best. Meet your future Rector and her staff of Resident Assistants and Assistant Rectors! Along with Rachel, these people will be in charge of keeping order in BP this year and will always be there if you have any questions or problems or just want to talk. Each section, 1st floor, 2 North, 2 South, 3 North, 3 South, and 4th Floor has its own RA and an AR lives in both 2 North and 3 North. Rachel Kellogg, Rector Rachel is a native Hoosier, calling both South Bend and Fort Wayne, Indiana home. She is beginning her fourth year as a rector, and loves life on the North Quad. She is the oldest of eight children and has degrees in Theater Arts and English. Before becoming a rector, she taught college English for several years. Her interests include coffee, fashion, reading, the arts, ND football, and the Cubs. She is on Facebook and looks forward to getting to know all of the incoming freshmen. Welcome to BP! Karen Frevert, AR Hometown: Plymouth, MN MBA, Marketing Concentration Interesting fact: I failed my first test in undergrad, but luckily rebounded quickly. Advice: Keep an open mind, when I was a freshman, I’d have never imagined I’d be where I am today. I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2005 with two degrees in Spanish and Music. I still play the violin and love to speak Spanish. I studied abroad in Spain for six months while at St. Olaf and can’t wait to go back there sometime soon. I’m from Minnesota and LOVE the Minnesota Twins baseball team. I’m getting my MBA in marketing and have interests in international and brand marketing as well as arts management. Jessica Mannen, 1st Floor Hi! I’m Jessica, and I’ll be the RA for all you lovely ladies on the first floor. I’m from outside Portland, Oregon, where my family has a small sheep farm. I’m majoring in music and theology, and I’ll probably end up working in music ministry, both liturgical and educational. I’m in the Notre Dame Folk Choir, one of the choirs that sing at a weekly Mass at the Basilica. I also lead the music for BP Masses, so be sure to contact me if you’d like to sing with us! I recently designed a music curriculum for the youths in detention at the Juvenile Justice Center here in South Bend, and teaching there unexpectedly introduced me to the loves of my life. In other news, I’m obsessed with Will Ferrell, which will become apparent once you step onto the first floor. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! Welcome to the Notre Dame Family! Karuna Anantharaman, 2N Hello ladies, and welcome to the Best Place on campus! I am Karuna Anantharaman, a pre-med major who is really excited be an RA in 2 North. I have spent my pre-ND life in various parts of India [yeah, long ways], and that included a boarding school for seven years. ND has been a fantastic three years thus far, and I can’t wait to share the awesomeness with all of you. As you prepare to come here, remember to pack warm [especially people from warmer places…this is important, speaking from experience], and make sure you bring an open mind and heart. And feel free to stop by just about anytime, for your chocolate fix, to watch a chick-flick or quality shows such as Arrested Development, or to simply talk about anything under the sun. In the meantime, shoot any questions via email, and get ready for an incredible time with some incredible people. Kim Churbock, 2 South Hi girls! I can’t wait to meet all of you in person in the fall, but until then, let me tell you a little more about myself. I’m from Hudson, Ohio (a little town outside of Cleveland), but grew up near Pittsburgh and will always be a diehard Steelers fan! I’m majoring in Biological Sciences with a supplementary major in Spanish and a minor in Catholic Social Tradition. After graduation, I’m hoping to go on to medical school to pursue a career in pediatrics, neonatology, or public health, even though my secret ambition is to one day write for National Geographic. When I’m not busy being the 2 South RA, I can often be found at the CSC--if you’re interested in getting involved with service or social justice issues around campus, then come talk to me! I also enjoy reading and running, and love kids, country music, and anything to do with Mexico (best study abroad experience ever…come by to see pictures)! Stop by 235 any time; my door’s always open! Katie McAnany, 3 North Hi and Welcome to BP Hall! I'll be the RA for 3 North this year. I'm from Kansas City, Kansas--the heart of the Midwest. I can't wait to meet all of you and learn all your stories. I love to be involved, especially in the dorm, and I've been the Hall President, our signature event coordinator (the Meal Auction) and a section representative during my time here at Notre Dame. As a Pre-Medicine and Spanish major (and with a minor in Catholic Social Teaching) I stay busy, but always make service and friends a priority. I also studied abroad in Mexico--and therefore love all things Mexican. I'll be applying to Medical School this fall, but I also can't wait for football season! Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or general enthusiasm about the Irish! Welcome to Notre Dame--I'm so glad you're part of our family! Anne Huff, 3 South Hi Babes! My name is Anne Huff and I will be the RA in 3-South this year. I can’t wait to meet and get to know all of you! First, a little about me…I am a senior marketing major and Italian minor from Fairfield, CT. And while I absolutely love life on the east coast, Notre Dame is by far one of my favorite places and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. Basically, I love all things Irish (even though I have absolutely none of that nationality in me whatsoever), from football games, to movies on the quad, to the great dining hall selections, and most importantly, to all of the amazing people at Notre Dame. Some of my hobbies include, but are not limited to: singing (I’m in the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir), playing tennis, reading, lounging on the beach in Cape Cod, and traveling. I spent my fall semester of 2007 in Rome, so I love all things Italian and am dearly missing authentic mozzarella and pizza. But going to a school like Notre Dame has definitely made the transition back to the U.S. a lot easier! Anyway, I hope you all are having a relaxing summer and I can’t wait to see you when you get to campus! Tara McCarron, 4th Floor I am a math major from Beltsville, Maryland. This will be my fourth year living in BP, but my first time living on the fourth floor. I love food, intramural sports, reality TV, and minidance parties during the week beginning with Macarena Mondays. Last semester, I studied abroad in Rome where I became addicted to espresso, saw a lot of ancient ruins, and dodged vespas while exploring the city. I missed Notre Dame a lot though, and I can’t wait to be back next year. I met a lot of my best friends in BP and I am really excited to meet all of you! Annalee Janke, AR Hey ladies! My name is Annalee Janke, and I am excited to be one of your ARs next year. So a little bit about me...I just survived 1L, and now I am a second year at Notre Dame Law School! I grew up on a dairy farm in a very small town in the Texas Panhandle, but after living in Central Texas during undergrad, I now call the Dallas/Fort Worth area home. This past summer, I stayed in South Bend to work as a research assistant for one of the law professors I learned A LOT about environmental law. In 2007, I graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas where I was a political science major and philosophy minor. I would have to say that my all-time favorite class in undergrad was called Social World where we read lots of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Locke. So far, my favorite law school class has been either Constitutional Law or Property. A couple of other random facts...I have one sister who is a senior at Brown; I am a big coffee fan (and hot tea!); I have had lots of random jobs through the years - from R.A. to gas station attendant!; the most random place I've been is Turkey (the country); my favorite childhood books were the Chronicles of Narnia; and I love to cook. I am excited to get to know you all next year! The BP Housing Situation BP has nine singles, 78 doubles, 9 triples, and 2 quads. You’re likely to be in a double. There are two community bathrooms on each floor. Each bathroom has toilets, sinks, showers, and full-length mirrors. Okay, the rooms are a bit small. But let’s talk about lofting. You can make the most of what little space you have by bunking or elevating your bed. The four posts and frame of a standard loft are made from wood and usually the bed is between five and six feet off the ground. The space underneath is used for your desk, dresser, wardrobe, or whatever else you can cram in there. For those rooms with modular furniture, lofting is not necessary. Note to those living on the fourth floor: you cannot loft your beds due to low ceilings, so we recommend bunking and buying lots of crates. Don’t worry; you make up (slightly) in floor space what you lack (slightly) in ceiling height. The windows do have shades. However, they do not have curtains. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer a homier look. Each resident gets a desk, a chair, a dresser, a freestanding wardrobe (open front) and a twin bed. Each room contains a medicine cabinet with a mirror, a sink, a cabinet under the sink, a trash can, and a recycling bin. Crates and under-the-bed storage boxes are excellent space savers. Each room has two lights, one over the sink and one in the center of the ceiling. They work well, but we suggest bringing a desk lamp and possibly another lamp to give your room more light. Halogen lamps must have bulbs of 300 watts or less and a protective screen over the bulb. The walls are rather bare and painted an off-white color, so you’ll want posters and pictures to liven up the room. There is a poster sale in LaFortune after the first few weeks of class, so you may want to see what is available there. There are tons to choose from. REMEMBER, no nails in the walls!!! Unless you want to get fined at the end of the year for each hole, use sticky tack and tape to hang wall decorations. Also, you may want to purchase a dry erase board to hang on the outside of your door for your friends to write messages on. Refrigerators are not a must, but you may find them handy for storing food, drinks and other leftovers. ***Be sure to get in touch with your roommate(s) when deciding what to bring so you don’t end up with two of anything. Places in BP! Check out: http://www.nd.edu/~bphall/ for cool pictures of BP and all these places listed below!!! 24-Hour Lounge: This is a large lounge in the basement of BP complete with a big screen television (with cable), VCR, comfy furnishings (including brand-new couches), a pool table, foosball table, and dartboard. A word about PARIETALS: The reason dorms need 24-hour space is that University regulations stipulate that females must be out of males’ dorms and vice-versa by midnight on weekdays and 2:00AM on Friday and Saturday. You are allowed back in dorms of the other sex at 9:00AM. “Males” include your fathers, grandfathers, brothers (of any age), and these rules are strictly enforced. 24-hour space is “after hours” space where males and females can stay any time of the day. Movie Room: This is a small room in the basement with couches, cable TV, DVD player and VCR. This is NOT 24-hour space, but it is incredibly comfy and a great place to watch a movie. The Café: No, we don’t REALLY have a café in the basement, but it’s close enough. It has a TV (no cable) and VCR and is a nice place to study too. Exercise Room: Much expanded from years previous, the basement exercise room is now home to a Stairmaster, exercise bike, free weights, and other various exercise-type items. Perfect for your morning or evening workout when you don’t feel like walking to Rolf’s. Puzzle Room: No, not for puzzles. The name comes from the fact that there used to be many puzzles in this room, a few of which can still be found on the walls. Located in the basement, it is basically a large room full of study carrels. It’s a great place for peace and quiet when you’re trying to finish that book for First Year Composition or study for Philosophy 101. Interesting note: if you check out a puzzle from the Hall Office and complete it, it can be added to the walls. Kitchen: BP does indeed have its own kitchen complete with oven, stovetop, refrigerator and microwave, as well as some cooking utensils. So, if you ever get sick of the dining halls, you can easily whip up a home-cooked meal with your friends--depending on your cooking skills, that is. Laundry Room: For those who chose to do their own laundry, BP has a laundry room in…you guessed it, the basement! There are 7 washing machines ($1.25 a load) and 8 dryers ($1.00 a load) if you choose not to invest in St. Michael’s Laundry Service. If using Domer Dollars, the price is $1.00 a load for washing and $.75 a load for drying. The Chapel: BP has a chapel on the first floor where we hold Mass every Sunday at 10:00PM and Wednesday at 9:00PM. Mass is pretty casual. If you are looking to get involved, there is always room for readers, greeters, musicians, bread bakers, and Eucharistic ministers. Betty’s Chair: Located right inside the front (quad-side) door to BP, this frequent meeting place is dedicated to our previous security guard, Betty Reeder. Other Items of Interest Dorm Security: In order to get into and out of the building you will have to swipe your ID card and punch in your code (which is the MMDD of your birthday). You can get your ID card during orientation at South Dining Hall. (More info will be provided about that.) Housekeeping: Diane and Angie are our resident housekeepers and they vacuum the building and clean the bathrooms daily. They do not clean individual rooms except over Fall and Spring Breaks when they will vacuum the floor and clean out your sink. They’re extremely helpful and we’re lucky to have them. Mail Service: Notre Dame has its very own post office (and its very own zip code) and the mailboxes for BP are located in the basement on the south end of the building near the Movie Room. You will have your own mailbox key. For friends and family wanting to send you mail, your address will look like this: Jane Domer Room # Breen-Phillips Hall University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556-5605 In order to send mail, there is a drop-box right next to Betty’s Chair where you can leave outgoing mail. For bigger things like packages, and to buy packing supplies, the ND post office in Hammes Mowbray Hall—near Steppan Center. Stamps can be bought at the BP Hall Office. Internet Connection: All dorm rooms are equipped with wireless Internet, as is the entire campus. Additionally, there are computer clusters around campus equipped with printers, including at COMO, LaFortune, DeBartolo, and the Hesburgh Library. If you ever have problems with your computer or anything technological, OIT is there to help, and they are known to be very effective. What to Pack: Check out ResLife’s handy guide on what to bring to ND at http://nd.edu/~orlh/housing/incoming_students/What%20To%20Bring%20to%20Campus.p df. This website also includes some things that aren’t allowed in your dorm room, so be sure to check this list before you buy a microwave, etc. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2008 Freshmen Move-In Free Time (Target runs, Room set up, etc.) Optional Meet and Greet with Fisher and Walk Over to Picnic Picnic on North Quad Rest Time and Optional Movie in the Pen Icebreakers, Campus Tour, Ice Cream Social within BP Saturday, August 23, 2008 Parent Introduction to Hall Staff in the Chapel Optional Movie in the Pen for New Babes Pizza Lunch on North Quad for Freshmen and Parents Official First Year Orientation Program at the JACC First Year Orientation Fair Barbeque with Stanford and Walsh Freshmen Meetings with Hall Staff Walk Over to DomerFest with Dillon DomerFest at the JACC Sunday, August 24, 2008 Continental Breakfast FYO Meetings Eucharistic Liturgy Box Lunch Spirit of Notre Dame Cookie Decorating with PE, PW, and Cavanaugh Couches on the Quad with Zahm Obstacle Course with St. Edward’s Dinner Scavenger Hunt with Knott Football Team Practice Watch ND Spirit Session at the Dome 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Notre Dame Victory March Everyone’s favorite college fight song. Rally sons of Notre Dame Sing her glory and sound her fame, Raise her Gold and Blue And cheer with voices true: Rah, rah, for Notre Dame We will fight in every game, Strong of heart and true to her name We will ne’er forget her And will cheer her ever Loyal to Notre Dame Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame, Wake up the echoes cheering her name, Send a volley cheer on high, Shake down the thunder from the sky. What though the odds be great or small Old Notre Dame will win over all, While her loyal sons are marching Onward to victory. Notre Dame, Our Mother (Alma Mater) As one final unifying act before leaving the stadium after a football game, students both past and present join arms and sway to the Alma Mater. Like the Fight Song, the Alma Mater will serve as an eternal reminder of your time spent at the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, our Mother Tender, strong, and true Proudly in thy heavens, Gleams thy gold and blue. Glory’s mantle cloaks thee Golden is they fame, And our hearts forever, Praise thee Notre Dame, And our hearts forever, Love thee Notre Dame. Domer Dictionary Acoustic Café: Event Thursday nights in LaFortune Student Center or Legends of Notre Dame often frequented by students in need of a study break. The café is a great place for students to display their musical talents (or lack thereof). Administration Building: Often called the Golden Dome or simply the Dome, the administration building is the most recognizable feature of Notre Dame’s campus. Complete with a statue of Mary, the building is located in the center of campus and can be seen from almost anywhere on campus. Current students never walk up the stairs of the Main Building until after graduation. Alum: An ND grad. An Tostal: Yearly tradition celebrating the final full week of classes. Plenty of free t-shirts, games and events for all to enjoy. Bengal Bouts: Student boxing tournament held every year as a fundraiser for Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. Not only do you get to help out a good cause, but you also get to see your roommate take a few swings at the kid who knows all the answers from your calculus class. Bookstore Basketball: Largest 5 on 5 basketball tournament in the world. With over 500 teams competing every year, this tournament is truly a sight to see. BP: Breen-Phillips Hall, a female dorm located on North Quad. CCE: The Center for Continuing Education, located behind the old Post Office and DeBartolo Hall, in McKenna Hall. COBA: former name for Mendoza College of Business, located next to DeBartolo Hall. COMO: The Coleman-Morse Center. The building on South Quad that houses First Year of Studies, Campus Ministry, a computer cluster, and 24-hour space that offers free popcorn and soda (or pop for you mid-western people). CSC: The Center for Social Concerns. The CSC is the place to go if interested in service projects and volunteer opportunities. C.S.C.: Initials to designate members of the Holy Cross Religious Order. Don’t get the two “CSC’s” confused. D6: Student parking lot located behind the Rock. D2000: Student name for parking lot across from the Riehle Playing Fields (formerly Stepan Fields). As the name indicates, it’s quite a hike from most dorms. D.A.R.T.: Direct Access Registration by Terminal: It allowed students to register for their next semester’s courses. Registration is now done on-line using insideND DeBartolo Hall: Classroom building where most freshman classes will be held. DPAC: Short for DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. May also be called the PAC. Dog Book: The freshman register with the names and photos of the entire freshman class. Often used to find last minute date for SYR or …well really that’s all it’s used for. Domer: Any ND student, past or present. du Lac: Student handbook outlining all the rules of regulations at Notre Dame. Fall Break: While most schools only get a few days off, the administration rewards us for our hard work with a whole week off during October. This is usually the first time you have the opportunity to return home since August, although some students choose to stay on campus or participate in service projects. Fieldhouse Mall: Open area between Cavanaugh Hall and Stonehenge fountain. Warm weather brings campus bands, barbecues, and other fun things to do instead of studying. Flex Points: The dollars that accompany the Flex 14 meal plan that can be used to buy some tasty snacks and beverages at the Huddle, Burger King, Reckers, and other campus food locations. All you do is swipe your ID and it comes out of your account. FYO: First year orientation. God Quad: Home to the Dome, the Basilica, Sorin College, Walsh hall and the statues of Jesus and Father Sorin. Grab ’N Go: Convenient brown-bag breakfast, lunch, or dinner available in the Dining Halls from 7am to 7pm when classes are in session. The Grotto: Replica of the Grotto of Lourdes, France where students can come to light a candle and spend some quiet time in reflection and prayer. Hammes Bookstore at the Eck Center: The Bookstore and Bookstore Café. Hammes-Mowbray Hall: New building on campus by Stepan Center. Houses the Notre Dame Post Office and ND Security/Police. Hesburgh: 13 story Library with the mosaic of Touchdown Jesus on its façade. Also home to former University President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh (also the reason why you can’t go all the way up to the 13th floor…he lives there). Huddle: Small Convenient store in LaFortune where students can purchase food, drinks, toiletries, notebooks, and other base essentials such as the infamous Quarter Dogs. insideND: Campus Portal which allows you access to Class Registration, Irish Link, etc. This site provides convenient access to Notre Dame web services for students, faculty, and staff. With more than 100 content channels, the information you need is at your fingertips. Joyce Center: This venue houses numerous campus events such as basketball, volleyball, ice hockey games, pep rallies, concerts, and lectures. Don’t be caught calling it the JACC (the Joyce Athletic & Convention Center). JPW: Junior Parents Weekend. LaFun: LaFortune Student Center. Legends: The restaurant, pub and programming venue. Brings in live entertainment and has a nightclub open late nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Library Circle: Pick up/drop off spot at the east end of the Hesburgh Library. Main Circle: Pick up/drop off spot at the main campus entrance on Notre Dame Avenue. MCOB: Mendoza College of Business. Michiana: The name of the region along the border of Michigan and Indiana, including South Bend. Mod Quad: Home to Knott Hall, Siegfried Hall, Pasquerilla East, and Pasquerilla West. Monk: Affectionate nickname of the former University President Father Edward A. Malloy. NDTV: The new cable cast student run TV station. NET ID: A computer ID name that, along with your password, gives you access to the Notre Dame network from almost any computer on campus. North Quad: Home to BP, Cavanaugh, Farley, Lewis, St. Ed’s, Stanford, Keenan, and Zahm. Observer: Campus newspaper you’ll grow to love. O’Shag: O’Shaughnessy Hall, location of many Arts and Letters classes, departmental offices, and Waddick’s Café. O’Shag is also recognizable by the perpetually slow clock on its façade. This clock was also the center of some controversy when the University decided to remove the hands completely, some say to symbolize the timeless nature of the University; others say they did it just to confuse the students. Parietals: du Lac regulation that outlines visitation hours in dorms of the opposite sex. From 12am to 9am on Monday through Thursday, from 2am to 9am on Friday and Saturday, and from 12:30 to 9am on Sundays, members of the opposite sex are only allowed in the 24-hour space in the dorms. PE: Pasquerilla East, woman’s dorm located on Mod Quad. PW: Pasquerilla West, women’s dorm located on Mod Quad as well. Quarter Dogs: Infamous hot dogs available in LaFortune for a quarter after 12am on weeknights. Although they may only be a quarter, you don’t want to eat too many of them. RA: Resident Assistant, a senior in each section of the dorm who guides the dorm life of the students. RecSports: Intramural sports program at Notre Dame. Rector: Basically the person in charge of each dorm, i.e., the responsible adult. The Rock: The Rockne Memorial Gymnasium located at the foot of the South Quad. Rolfs: Athletic facility which is open to all students. The Shirt: Football shirt that students wear to all the football games. SMC: St. Mary’s College; an all women’s school located adjacent to Notre Dame. South Quad: Home to O’Shag and the Rock and everything in between. Stepan Center: The round, geodesic dome north of campus at East Gate. Stonehenge: War Memorial Fountain located at the foot of North Quad. SUB: Student Union Board that organizes activities for students. SYR: Formerly known as “screw your roommate”, now changed to mean “set-up your roommate”, the SYR is a semi-formal dance held by the dorms. TA: Teaching assistant; most large classes have TAs to assist the professor. Tailgate: Pre-game festivities, usually occurring in the parking lot by the stadium, before all football games. Touchdown Jesus: Nickname of the mosaic on the side of the library facing the stadium. You’ll see why it was so named when you arrive. West Quad: Home to the newest dorms on campus, McGlinn, Welsh Family, Keough, and O’Neill. These halls were opened up in 1997 and 1998; however, are still considered new. WVFI: Student-run online radio station on the second floor of LaFortune.