Frequently Asked Questions

What is Junior Parents Weekend? 

Junior Parents Weekend (JPW) is an annual celebration with a weekend of diverse events to give families a taste of the Notre Dame student experience. 

Who plans JPW?

JPW is planned by student members of the junior class including two Co-Chairs, several committee members as well as two sophomore student Co-Chairs with oversight from their Student Activities staff advisor.

Who is invited to JPW?

All current juniors, fourth year Architecture students, and seniors who studied abroad in the Spring of their junior year are invited to attend JPW. 

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Junior Parents Weekend 2022 are now on sale. Please visit the Purchasing Tickets page to register and purchase your tickets. Each invited student is eligible to purchase two tickets for the in-person events. There is no limit for the virtual tickets.  A $20 late fee will be charged to all registrations starting January 31, 2022 at 12am EST.

What is included in the cost of the ticket?

Tickets purchased grant access to attend the Academic Workshops, President's Reception, and Sunday Mass. All costs associated with this year's event cover the overall operations of these events.

Can I invite my sibling?

Siblings are not invited to the in-person ticketed events. They are welcome to attend the non-ticketed events throughout the weekend or participate virtually.

Can I invite my stepparent? 

Please email with your request to receive more information. 

What is the refund policy? 

Tickets can be refunded at any time before February 11, 2022. No refunds - partial or full - will be processed after February 11, 2022. 

Where can I park on campus?

Event parking is permitted in the Bulla, Lake, Joyce, Dorr, and Dunne lots. Exact locations of each lot can be found at Parking passes will be emailed directly to the main registrant of each family. 

What if I have financial need? 

Students and families who require financial assistance can connect with the Office of Student Enrichment to apply for funding. 

What if I have accessibility needs?

Families requiring accessibility accommodations should email to obtain information regarding necessary accommodations. 

What COVID policies does the University have in place?

  • All visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the weekend events on campus and must attest as such at the time of registration.
  • All students are required to have their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots prior to participating in JPW.  For more information on student booster shots, go here.
  • In accordance with the current University visitors policy, all visitors will be subject to any public health protocols in effect at the time of their visit, must wear masks inside campus buildings at all times, and are not permitted in the residence halls.  For more information on the University’s visitor policy, go here.

How can my family take a tour of campus? 

Please visit the Eck Notre Dame Visitors Center for campus tour information.

Where can my family and I go to eat? 

Please visit the Campus Dining website for available places to eat and updated hours. We also encourage you to explore the greater South Bend/Mishawaka area for other great dining options -

What should I wear to the signature JPW events (Academic Workshops, President's Reception, Class Mass)? 

There are no formal obligations for specific attire to be worn by parents and juniors at any of the JPW events; however we do encourage business casual attire for the signature events. Examples for business casual attire can be found here