Majors: Economics and ACMS
Clubs / Extracurricular Activities: Club Rugby, Club Tennis

Hi! My name is Thomas O'Dea (but everyone calls me Tom) and I am a rising Sophomore in O'Neill Family Hall majoring in Economics and ACMS. I am from Sydney, Australia but have also lived in Japan, New York and Hong Kong throughout my life. On campus I am involved with both Club Tennis and Club Rugby which have been a great way for me to meet people with similar interests on campus outside of my dorm and my class. Outside of these I enjoy hanging out with the kids in my section playing Super Smash in the section lounge, spike-ball as well as our weekly movie nights. My first year on campus was an amazing experience (Even with COVID) and I'm sure all of yours will be even better. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and helping you guys transition into the Notre Dame family. 

Favorite ND Moment

My favorite memory from Notre Dame was rushing the field after beating Clemson.

Advice for Incoming International Students

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Everyone in the ND community is here to help you and will go out of their ways to make sure you feel at home and included. Also if you have any issues don't be afraid to reach out to the IA's because we have all been in the same position you have.