Notre Dame Will Welcome Back Students For The Fall Semester

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The University of Notre Dame logo. (PHOTO COURTESY: Wikipedia)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The University of Notre Dame is planning to open its doors for the fall semester. And classes – yes, classes – will be held in-person, not remotely.

Notre Dame, which shut its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), announced earlier today that the fall semester will begin two weeks earlier than scheduled during the week of August 10 and conclude before Thanksgiving. Additionally, the school will not have an October break.

The University has canceled academic and summer programs through July 6, but the campus has been the home to some students “whose summer work is preparatory for the fall semester,” according to Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

“By far the most complex challenge before us is the return of our students to campus for the resumption of classes in the fall semester,” Father Jenkins wrote in today’s announcement about the upcoming fall semester.

While it will certainly be a challenge to bring every member of the student body, as well as the faculty and staff back to campus, Father Jenkins knows for Notre Dame will be prepared to carry out its safety plan, which will include testing, contact tracing, quarantining and isolating, along with social distancing and mask-wearing. Notre Dame said it plans to enhance its “cleaning of all campus spaces,” and has identified certain facilities to house those that test positive or came in contact with someone that has the virus. They also plan to develop signage while utilizing various forms of communication to stay in touch with the campus community.

“As we adapt to the new normal brought on by the coronavirus, we will do everything we can to provide you with a safe learning, research, and working environment,” Jenkins wrote.

While the news should certainly spark excitement for Notre Dame students, there was however, nothing reported about sporting events, including the university’s football team, which is scheduled to play its first game of the 2020 season at home on September 12 against Arkansas

Mass. College Football: Social Media Reactions To BC-Notre Dame At Fenway Park

By NoontimeSports.com 

It was announced earlier today that Boston College and Notre Dame will face-off against one another at Fenway Park in a game of football in 2015. Both teams will meet at the home of the Red Sox on November 21, 2015. No time, though, as been announced.

With the exciting news about Fenway Park’s first major college football game, we decided to highlight various tweets from Twitter about the game. Here’s what we found:

Daily Noontime – March 8, 2011

Where is the Love? Would Minnesota seriously send Kevin Love to a contender?

Good Tuesday morning to everyone and welcome into yet another Daily Noontime! It is going to be a great day, as usual, so sit back, relax and enjoy our headlines, news of the day and of course, video too!

Headlines:

* Could the Minnesota Timberwolves consider the idea of shopping their young star, Kevin Love to a natural winning organization?

* The California governor Jerry Brown is refusing to help the San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders with stadium issues.

* The assistant general manager for the Los Angles Dodgers, Kim Ng is leaving the organization and headed to the MLB Baseball Operations.

* While the New York Knicks continue to monitor Chauncey Billups, the team keeps on winning, which seems to make Carmelo Anthony happy.

* Oh the NFL and how wonderful it is, right? Not exactly, as these days, who exactly knows if there will be a season in September, as the meetings on Monday only lasted four hours.

* Some news came out of South Bend, Indiana, as Notre Dame has decided that hydraulic lifts to film football practices not be allowed.

Games to Watch:

* Los Angles Lakers at Atlanta (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Buffalo at Pittsburgh (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Portland at Miami (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Boston at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Charlie Sheen is now talking about “Practice!”