It’s not just a big weekend for football on Notre Dame’s campus – there was another major event Friday afternoon.
The Hesburgh Library’s fiftieth anniversary celebration kicked off with a special ceremony in the courtyard. The 13-story building was the largest college library in the world when it opened in 1963.
It is named in honor of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Notre Dame’s President Emeritus who led the university for 35 years.
The school’s current president, Father John Jenkins, was among those scheduled to speak at the event.
The university has planned a full slate of events throughout the academic year to mark the occasion.