Get Involved

The English Department sponsors many lectures and creative writing readings. For details see the department calendar

The following activities are specifically aimed at English majors.

Sigma Tau Delta

The English honor society requires that students be in the top 35% of their class (a 3.6 GPA) and have taken at least four English courses with a 3.4 average or better.

Writing Contests

Each year the department awards prizes for critical writing, fiction writing, and poetry.

Literary Publications

The Juggler, Notre Dame's oldest literary magazine, welcomes submissions from all students.

Re:Visions provides another outlet for creative writing by Notre Dame students.

The Notre Dame Literary Festival

Formerly the Sophomore Literary Festival, the Notre Dame Literary Festival welcomes prestigious authors to campus and gives current students a chance to read from their original work.

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

The acclaimed Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival annually stages one of the bard's plays and surrounds this event with related dramatic activities all timed for the opening of the academic year. 

Globally Engaged Citizens

Notre Dame’s Globally Engaged Citizens program rewards the learning and experiences you are already engaging in — and will stand out on your resume and show employers and graduate schools that you’re prepared to be a global citizen.

Students in any college or school can earn the certificate by taking two classes and participating in cultural activities on and off campus. You may already be well on your way to meeting the requirements. 

Earn your Globally Engaged Citizens Certificate