Thoughts on Welcome Weekend

Rick Becker | August 23, 2016

Eight a.m. sharp last Friday morning, and I’m standing in the D-2 parking lot near the Stepan Center. It’s a bit overcast but thankfully no rain vibes in the air . . . yet. I’ve got my yellow-gold “Proud to be ND” t-shirt and a fistful of Welcome Weekend booklets.

An out-of-state SUV rolls up to the head of the Flaherty Hall line, and I head over to the driver’s side window for my first encounter of the day. “Welcome to Notre Dame,” I exclaim once the dad rolls his window down. Then, reaching out to pump his hand, I follow up with a hearty “Congratulations!”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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