Fifth annual CommUniversity Day unites students, community

Author: Brittany Collins

CommUniversity Day 2013

The fifth annual CommUniversity Day, a day of community service hosted by the University of Notre Dame Student Government, the Robinson Community Learning Center and the Center for Social Concerns, will take place throughout the day Saturday (April 6).

The goal of CommUniversity Day is for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross and Ivy Tech students to get out into the community and help residents with various projects. This year, projects will include painting fire hydrants, spring cleaning at local parks, constructing chicken coops for the LaSalle Square Unity Garden and installing a rain garden at Potawatomi Zoo. A food drive to benefit local pantries will also be held at the Robinson Center, 921 N. Eddy St.

Student volunteers will be helping with the community Homeward Bound Walk/5K Run, which begins at 8 a.m. at the Robinson Center. An afternoon picnic is open to the public, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Robinson Center. There will be free food and entertainment from the ND Marching Band and Glee Club.

A bus tour of the Notre Dame campus will leave the Robinson Center at noon. Those interested in joining should call the RCLC at 574-631-8759 to reserve a spot.

Students and community members interested in signing up to help with a service project can do so here or by calling the RCLC. The deadline to sign up is 6 p.m. Thursday (April 4).

Contact: Kelsey Eckenrode, Notre Dame Student Government Director of Community Relations,