The Exploration Fair is the fall semester's premiere event to discern and discover the next steps of your academic journey.
Not sure about a major? Want to learn about minors? Have you discovered a new interest? Are you ready to learn beyond the classroom?
A partnership between the Center for University Advising, Meruelo Center for Career Development, and Student Government, the Exploration Fair is an opportunity for all first-year students to speak with faculty and upperclass students, compare possible majors and minors, and create connections with centers and research teams.
Exploration Fair 2023
The Exploration Fair brings together majors, minors, and other academic programs into one room for an evening of conversation and exploration. Join a 5-min "Exploration Session" upon entry to the fair and then engage with all corners of campus to learn more about the distinct opportunities available.
- Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
- Dahnke Ballroom
- Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Exploration Kickoff Fair, a low-stakes chance to speak with faculty and upper-class students, compare majors and minors, and create connections with centers and research teams.
Upon entry into the fair:
As you enter the Exploration Fair, you will join members from Student Government, the Center for University Advising, and the Center for Career Development for a 5-min session, outlining discernment practices, advice, and a few practical recommendations for how to best engage with the fair.
While in the fair:
Within Dahnke Ballroom, departments and other academic units will host tables and invite you into brief conversations about your discernment and opportunities to learn more about distinct programs.
After the fair:
Following the Exploration Fair, follow up with departments, staff, and faculty and enter into further discussion about your academic discernment, witness scholars at work, and discover more about each distinct educational opportunity.
Fall 2022 Exploration Fair Participants
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics
- Art, Art History and Design
- Biological Sciences
- College of Engineering (all departments)
- Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government
- Catholic Social Tradition Minor
- Center for Social Concerns
- Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures - Foreign Languages
- East Asian Languages & Cultures
- Education, Schooling, and Society & Institute for Educational Initiatives
- Energy Studies & ND Energy
- Environmental Sciences
- European Studies (Nanovic Institute for European Studies)
- Film, Television, and Theatre
- Gender Studies
- German and Russian Languages and Literatures
- Global Affairs Major & the Keough School of Global Affairs
- Hesburgh Program in Public Service
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- International Development Studies & the Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- Irish Language & Literature, Irish Studies & the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
- Latino Studies & the Institute for Latino Studies
- Mathematics and Actuarial Science
- McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business
- Medieval Studies & the Medieval Institute
- Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
- Neuroscience and Behavior (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science)
- Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI)
- Peace Studies & the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
- Physics and Astronomy
- Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
- Preprofessional Studies
- Program of Liberal Studies
- Romance Languages & Literatures
- Science and Patient Advocacy Minor
- Snite Museum of Art
- Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor (Pulte Institute for Global Development & McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business)
- Sport, Media, and Culture Minor
- Study Abroad (Notre Dame International)
- Sustainability Minor
- ND Washington Program