Intellectual Well-Being

Intellectual well-being is not limited to the classroom.


Problem solving, creativity, and learning are components of a rich and beautiful mind. You are naturally creative and curious. Here are a few tips to expand your mind:

  • Take a class outside of your major. You’ll be surprised by what kinds of connections you make across disciplines.
  • Attend a play, musical performance, or poetry reading. Seeing artists express themselves will inspire you to do the same.
  • Learn a foreign language. Not only will it blaze new paths in your brain, it could help you prepare to study abroad.
  • Pick up a new hobby. Chances are, you have a few already (the well-rounded tend to flock to Notre Dame). The knowledge you gain exploring your new hobby could lead to even more interests—and intellectual growth.

Virtual Resources:

Campus Resources: