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Naval Leadership Weekend 21st Anniversary 

One Team, One Fight: a Leader’s Impact on the Global Community

NLW 2016 will be held from 25 FEB-28 FEB - please check this website periodically for updates.


For twenty consecutive years, Naval ROTC midshipmen from around the country have met once a year at the University of Notre Dame to learn and discuss issues critical to their roles as future leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps. This two and a half day event provides an opportunity for Midshipmen from all across the country to step outside their classrooms and into an environment that continues their education and training as leaders by promoting a critical examination of the principles of leadership. It is a chance for Midshipmen to hear from successful leaders in both the military and civilian communities, providing them with the tools and information that will guide them to success beyond the realm of college and into their unceasing challenge to become superior military officers. 


The University of Notre Dame and the United States Navy share a history steeped in tradition. At the onset of World War II, the university lost much of its enrollment to young men joining the military. Like many colleges during the early years of the war, Notre Dame started to face severe financial difficulties. Fortunately for the University, the Navy selected Notre Dame as a training location for its officer candidates. From 1942 to 1946, over 10,000 Notre Dame students were commissioned as officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps as the Navy kept Notre Dame alive.

Here is Navy.mil article describing NLW 2013. Midshipmen share their thoughts on the weekend's events and speakers.

Notre Dame Campus in the Fall

Shown here is an aerial view depicting the northern end of Notre Dame's picturesque campus. The famous Main Building (known as the Golden Dome) is flanked, on the left, by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and smaller Washington Hall on the right with St. Mary's Lake visible in the background. For more photos of Notre Dame's campus, please visit the University's Online Campus Tour.