On July 4, 2018, Notre Dame’s Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (OMVA) will host the ultimate stair-climbing challenge, with proceeds benefiting Notre Dame-enrolled veterans and their families, active-duty and ROTC students, and those who are dependents of service members.

Storm the Stadium will feature a stair course that will take participants up, down, and around every section in historic Notre Dame Stadium (short course, stadium walk, hand climb, and family fun zone options are also available). There will be rest stops, drink stations, and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. You might even catch a glimpse of yourself on the video board in the House That Rockne Built.

And to truly maximize your impact on our military-connected students, we have set up an easy way for you to fundraise by seeking pledges in support of your participation.

So join us on July 4 to Storm the Stadium on behalf of Notre Dame’s military men and women.


Long Climb - 3,600 Steps


Short Climb - 1,800 Steps


Virtual Climb


Hand Power - ADA Accessible


Stadium Walk - ADA Accessible


Family Fun Zone


Honor Signs on ND Video Board


Climb for a Cause!

Rally Your Troops

**Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable**


“Touch ’em all” is a phrase usually reserved for baseball home runs.

But with the Storm the Stadium long course, you’ll have the chance to put a new spin on that old idea as you climb up and down the stairs in each and every one of Notre Dame Stadium’s 72 sections—36 in the lower bowl, and 36 in the upper.

The short course option follows a similar path but stays in the lower part of the stadium; the stadium walk, which is ADA accessible, is a flat course that will let you walk the full concourse between the lower and upper bowls.

The interactive graphic to the right illustrates the long course, short course, and stadium walk routes. In addition, an ADA-accessible hand power option, a virtual climb, and a family fun zone are available. 

The event kicks-off with an opening ceremony at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Climbers will be assigned to one of six waves starting at 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:15, or 9:30 a.m. The course time limit is 3 hours.

More details can be found on the Storm the Stadium registration page. You are also welcome to contact the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (omva@nd.edu, 574-631-8729) with any questions.



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Fundraising Tips and Resources

In addition to accepting donations directly, we hope that all participants will use Storm the Stadium as an opportunity to seek pledges on their own in support of the Notre Dame Veterans Fund.

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Contact Us

Your comments and questions are important to us. To contact someone directly, please email omva@nd.edu or call 574-631-8729.

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Military and Veterans Affairs
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Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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