The Ladies are committed to building a vibrant community here at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. We assist both schools in welcoming new faculty, post-doctoral staff, professional staff and their wives and families, whether they are here for the duration or visiting only for a short time. We help members connect to the many wonderful resources available around campus, from lectures to cultural performances, to fitness classes and sporting events.

It is in meeting other women one-to-one that friendships are formed. This can happen in many ways. In addition to regular events held each year, we host “Off the Beaten Path” trips which take members to interesting local sites and places. Interest groups provide access to those with similar interests; members get to know one another in their own homes. There are events structured for newcomers to our community. And a children’s playgroup for moms with young children meets every week at various locations on campus or around town. When you join in our activities, you will have many opportunities for socializing on a formal and informal basis. We here at The Ladies are also convinced that you will form friendships that will last a lifetime.

We look forward to seeing you at future events!

Barbara Ewing
Carolyn Kitz


Nov. 2019. A book and a meal: Newcomers group celebrates books and friendship at Alladin’s.
Members of the Newcomers group share their book selections.