University of Notre Dame

Health and Safety

University Health Services

All students planning to enter in the fall semester are required to submit a medical history and physical report form to University Health Services by July 1st.

If your student will be a minor when entering in the fall semester, you must fill out a consent form to allow treatment by University Health Services.

You can find all UHS forms on the UHS website at

Indiana law requires that all incoming freshmen receive information about meningitis. Students will receive information about this law in their admissions packets. You will also find information at

The University offers the option of student health insurance. Students who have their private insurance will receive an itemized statement to submit to their insurance carriers. Some UHS services may not be covered. More information can be found at

Learn more about the requirements for new students and parents.

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being is a health promotion center within the Division of Student Affairs housed in Saint Liam Hall. We work to cultivate general health, sleep hygiene and mental well being while preventing high risk substance abuse within the Notre Dame community. In creating a culture of health and wellness on campus, the Center provides outreach education, resources and services to foster students’ academic and personal success.

First-year students are required to complete the online alcohol education tutorial, AlcoholEdu, before arriving on campus for First Year Welcome Weekend. The link to Alcohol Edu will be available in our Pre-Arrival Tasks task center in insideND. Students must complete Part 1 of the Alcohol Edu requirement by August 18.

This section was last updated on July 27, 2016.

Campus-Wide Emergency Notification

The University has contracted with Blackboard Connect to use their Connect-ED emergency mass notification system. The Connect-ED product improves the University’s ability to effectively communicate with the campus using land-line phones, cellular phones, voicemail, email, and text messaging. The Connect-ED system can push out thousands of messages within minutes to help ensure the safety of everyone at Notre Dame during an emergency. An emergency is a situation which poses an immediate risk to the health and safety of the campus community or significantly disrupt its programs and activities.

At the beginning of each semester, students are asked to respond to ND Roll Call to update contact information during enrollment. In addition, throughout the semester they may contact the Registrar’s Office to provide updates.

Notre Dame Security Police

The University of Notre Dame Security Police Department, located in Hammes Mowbray Hall just east of the Power Plant, is fully authorized as a police agency by the State of Indiana. The department employs both sworn police officers and non-sworn security officers who patrol campus and respond to emergencies.

Learn more about Notre Dame Security Police.

Notre Dame Fire Department

As a full-service-life-safety agency, NDFD is a vital component of the University’s mission to provide a safe environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Learn more about the Notre Dame Fire Department.