Lost Weekend

Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff

Not every tradition at Notre Dame lasts forever. One that passed into history this spring was Sophomore Sibs Weekend.

Joe Cassidy, director of student activities, said he decided to pull the plug on the weekend – which records indicate began in 1979 but wasn’t a regular event until the 1990s – for a combination of reasons including light participation. Less than 20 percent of sophomores have had their brothers or sisters to campus for this special weekend in recent years. Cassidy said the numbers didn’t justify the disruption in hall social life the weekend entailed.

Students of any class year are still free to have their brothers or sisters come stay with them any weekend.