Finding the Basics
The school has a communal kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave ovens, Culligan water, pop vending machines, and recycling center. The center library offers plenty of comfortable chairs and computers for student use between classes. In addition, one of the center secretaries’ desks is located in the library and she is happy to point you in the right direction when you have a question about something other than class work. They can also show you the mysteries of the SUVON line with which you can telephone any of the medical school offices in Indianapolis without charge. The center is equipped with a wireless network that is accessible from anywhere in the building.
What’s at Notre Dame?
As a student at the Notre Dame campus, you will be part of a community large enough to provide many opportunities for fun and relaxation. As a medical student, you have all the privileges of any other graduate student at Notre Dame, including the use of the Notre Dame athletic facilities. Many students enjoy Rolfs or Rockne Memorial, the two gyms on campus, which have racquetball and basketball courts (with equipment provided), weight-lifting and exercise rooms, and swimming pools. Rolfs (the newer gym) is on the east side of campus, and Rockne is on the west.
Additionally, as a Notre Dame student, you will have the option to purchase an ever-coveted season ticket to the home football games, as well as to all the other sporting events. Some students participate in intramural sports; in the spring, the Bookstore Basketball tournament is a must.
Notre Dame has a variety of other campus activities throughout the year, including a constant flow of guest lecturers, plays, and concerts (both popular and religious). Those of you interested in art should visit the Snite Museum of Art which is on the south end of campus. Semi-current movies are shown at the Cushing Auditorium on weekend evenings for a small fee; check the school newspaper for movie titles and times.
Meijers, Martin’s (on 23rd and Ironwood), Kroger, Super Wal-Mart, Super Target, Farmer’s Market (inexpensive fresh produce at 760 Eddy St.: T/R 7am-2pm and Saturday 7am-3pm), Aldi’s (for cheap food - cash only).
University Park Mall (the main mall with several of the main department store anchors; off Grape Rd., east side), Scottsdale Mall (on the south side); the general vicinity of Grape Rd. has tons of stores.
School Supplies, etc.
Target, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Wal-Mart.
Salon Rouge, Salon 301, Atria Salon 2, Salon Nouveau, Bangs, Rocco’s, Vito’s, Armando’s.
Speedway at corner of 23 and Ironwood, Phillips 66 at corner of Pendle and 933, Marathon, Amoco on 31/33.
Teachers’ Credit Union, ND Credit Union, First Source Bank, Wells Fargo, National City Bank, Bank One, Lasalle Bank, Chase Bank
The SB Tribune and The Chicago Tribune can both be delivered. The Observer is the on-campus paper.
Health and Fitness
Sports/workout facilities: Outpost Sports, Aerobics and Fitness in “the Campus Shops”, several gyms on campus (Rockne, Rolfs). Anytime Fitness is located next to the campus on Eddy Street.
Basketball, etc.: JACC (intramurals- but is not available between 2 and 7), also Rolfs and Rockne.
Places to run: ND campus (around the lakes) or along East Race/St. Joe River in good weather, Loftus Center (and new campus rec center) in the winter, St. Mary’s College.
Call the Campus Ministries office at 293-7800 for locations of places to worship for all faiths/denominations. Sacred Heart Basilica is in the center of campus; Calvary Baptist Church also comes recommended.