South Bend, Notre Dame host HBCU weekend events ahead of Notre Dame vs. TSU

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The countdown is on for Saturday’s game between the University of Notre Dame and Tennessee State University at Notre Dame Stadium. Starting Thursday, a number of HBCU events will be hosted throughout South Bend to mark the first time the Fighting Irish will face one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

August 31

  • The Historical and Current Significance of HBCUs
  • The Beauty in You Cheer Workshop
  • ThinkND: Powerful Conversations with TSU President, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover
    • 7 to 9 p.m. 
    • Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn - 130 Morris Inn, Notre Dame
    • Learn more here. 

September 1

  • The HBCU Experience: TSU Alumni Panel Discussion and College Fair
  • Tom Mendoza Presents: Leadership, Culture and the Power of Diversity (with TSU Head Football Coach Eddie George and Notre Dame Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Head Women’s Basketball Coach Niele Ivey)
    • Noon to 1 p.m. 
    • Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business - 1495 N. Eddy St., Notre Dame
    • Learn more here. 
  • "Football and Community at Historically Black Colleges and Universities" guided tour
  • HBCU Music in the Courtyard (community-wide pep rally)
    • 5 to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Jon Hunt Plaza at the Morris Performing Arts Center - 1/2 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend
    • Click here to learn more.

September 2

September 3

Check out even more events happening on campus before the game. 

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