The Office of University Communications handles internal and external communications for Notre Dame, including media relations, media training, crisis communications, speech writing, social media, event promotion and publications.


Media Relations

The director of university communications is the University’s primary contact with media.

If you are contacted by a member of the media, call Christian Kendzierski, Director of University Communications, at extension 5546 immediately.

Event Promotions

If you have an event that is open to the public and you want to promote it through the media, contact the Communications Department no later than six weeks in advance.

Information needed includes:

  • Name of the Event 
  • Date & Time
  • Location
  • Event Contact Name and Phone Number (than can be published)
  • Purpose of the Event

University Stories

If you have a story idea that might interest a member of the media, contact Christian Kendzierski.

Crisis Communications

The University has developed communications protocols in the event of a crisis.

Depending on the situation, various communications methods will be used, including:

  • Text Alerts
  • Email
  • Voicemail
  • Web Updates
  • Direct Communication with Media

For more information, call Christian Kendzierski at extension 5546.

Contact Us

Office of University Communications

Christian Kendzierski
Director of University Communications

Location: Knott Science Center, Room 328I

Office hours for routine business matters are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For the latest information about the University, please visit the Newsroom.