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Notre Dame of Maryland University Anchorage Program

Be a part of tradition and help to carry on the Notre Dame legacy!

NDMU Anchorage ProgramOur Mission

In line with the Notre Dame of Maryland University's mission, the Anchorage Program will work towards creating a vibrant, community-oriented environment for all Women's College students in which they will be supported as they develop the skills and knowledge to become our world's upcoming leaders who will transform lives.

Program Description

The Anchorage Program will promote success and involvement for all incoming Women’s College students, connecting them to current NDMU students as well as important student services and resources. Online application forms will be completed by both new incoming students as well as any returning students, allowing “Little" and "Big" Sisters to be paired based upon students’ interests, studies, and activities, as well as their class status (first-year, sophomore, junior and senior).  Transfer students will be able to be paired with other “Big Sisters” and become a “Twin Big” so that they are involved and connected, both to their sister class as well as their graduating class.  Various events will be held throughout each semester to encourage support, advice, mentorship, and community to their Notre Dame family, including an “Anchors Away!: Big Sister Reveal Party” during the University’s Welcome Week.

Mark Your Calendars (2016-2017 Events):

Anchors Away!: Big and Little Sister Reveal Party- Monday, August 22nd @4 p.m. in Doyle Formal

The big day is here!  All Women's College students who completed applications to become a Little Sister in the NDMU Anchorage Program will have the opportunity to discover their Big Sisters through a very exciting surprise activity. This event is required for all participants in the Anchorage Program in order to have a successful reveal. Light refreshments will be served. Anchors Away!

Sailing into the Holidays: Anchorage Program's Holiday Celebrations Party- December (TBD)

All Big Sisters and Little Sisters are welcome to join each other in celebration of the upcoming holidays! A fun-filled evening of crafts, games, and memory-making with special gifts for all Bigs and Littles. Holiday treats will be served!

Anchorage Meet and Greet!: Accepted Student Overnight Party-March/April (TBD)

All Big and Little Sisters are invited to come and lead our newest students in decorating t-shirts for June Orientation and receiving/giving henna tattoos! This serves as a great time to meet your potential future Anchorage Little Sisters!  Invitations will go out soon, so make sure to submit your RSVP and encourage your fellow Anchorage Sisters to participate.

If more information is needed, please contact the Division of Student Life at studentlife@ndm.edu.

In order to participate in the Anchorage Program and become either a Big or Little Sister, please submit the application below by Monday, August 15 in order to be matched by the Anchors Away! Big Sister Reveal 2016. For Women's College students whom have already submitted an application in previous years, there is no need to re-submit an application.  All current members will be automatically paired with an incoming Sister and will be sent an email

Applications received following the August 15th due date will be paired as quickly as possible; however, a match will not be guaranteed by the event in August. 

Thank you for your interest! Anchors Away!


About Me

Please complete the below information to assist in matching you with your Anchorage Big or Little Sister.