Frequently Asked Questions


What is Notre Dame Day?

Notre Dame Day is a celebration of the University we love. The Notre Dame Family competes to raise money for their favorite areas of campus, and a live broadcast tells amazing stories of students, professors, alumni, and friends of Notre Dame who are making an impact all over the world.

What makes Notre Dame Day contributions so special?

On Notre Dame Day, we come together as the Notre Dame family to give back to the areas of campus that mean the most to us. A generous Challenge Fund allows your gift to have an even greater impact. For each individual who makes a gift to a cause, that cause will receive a percentage of a $250,000 Challenge Fund. In addition, other challenges are available to causes based on category and past Notre Dame Day performance. Notre Dame Day is truly a day to advance the areas on campus you love the most!

What is the 2021 Referral Link Challenge?

After making your first gift on Notre Dame Day, you'll gain access to a unique link that you can use to encourage others to click on to make a gift and help strengthen the areas of the University that mean the most to them. At the end of Notre Dame Day, every member of the Notre Dame family who refers five or more people to make their first gifts of Notre Dame Day 2021 will be entered to win some pretty awesome prizes. See more details and contest rules here.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Gifts of all sizes are welcome, but if you choose to give online, there is a $5 minimum gift requirement.

I am having trouble with my gift. Who can I call?

Don't worry—we're here to help! Please call our Donor Experience team at 574-631-5198 or ndday@nd.edu.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes, you can! Give our team a call at 574-631-5198 or ndday@nd.edu.

Will my contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes! You will receive a tax receipt via email immediately after you make a gift.

Will my gift count towards my Football Ticket Lottery eligibility?

Yes! You can review the requirements for the Football Ticket Lottery.

How do I watch?

Watch the live broadcast on the homepage of notredameday.nd.edu.

When is the Notre Dame Day Broadcast?

The Notre Dame Day broadcast will be live from campus on:

  • April 18, 2021 from 6:42pm - 12:11am ET
  • April 19, 2021 from 10:00am - 2:00am ET and 6:42pm - 12:11am ET.