Welcome Back to the Medieval Institute

Author: Medieval Institute


Though we're all keenly aware that this semester is a little (or a lot) different, we'd like to welcome back our students and faculty to a new term. The Medieval Institute and its community follow the health and safety policies and requirements established by the university:

  • wear a mask
  • maintain 6 feet of distance 
  • wash our hands
  • monitor health daily

The University of Notre Dame will publish all updates, reminders of safety practices, visitor policies, and more, at here.nd.edu. Please check this site regularly for news and information. 

In addition, the MI is pleased to share updates specific to our spaces for learning and being here together safely once again. We are all eager to commence another year of teaching and scholarship, continuing to advance the mission of the institute as a the nation’s largest and most prestigious center for understanding the Middle Ages. Whether virtually or in person, meet us here in the Middle Ages, the crossroads of everything.

Medieval Institute

Institute reading rooms will be open to students and faculty by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; please visit LibCal to book a seat. After-hours access will not be available this semester.

Chairs and tables have been modified or removed for safe occupation density in all areas of the institute. Please follow all posted occupancy guidelines.

The MI office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though we continue to encourage virtual visits by phone or Zoom whenever possible. Please follow all signage for occupancy and spacing. Most of our staff members will continue to work remotely; please contact individuals directly to set meetings.

All MI lectures and events will be virtual. 

Current university policy does not permit visitors on campus, so if you are not currently a student or faculty member, please continue to connect with us virtually through our website and social media (follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube). We'll be posting some fun behind-the-scenes videos since we can't welcome you in person right now.

Hesburgh Library

Visit the Hesburgh Library Service Continuity page for all information and updates on access, hours, and broader collections access questions.