Cedar Grove Cemetery in Late Spring

Cedar Grove Cemetery in late spring with the Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery Mausolea complex in the background

Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery Pedestrian Entrance

Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery pedestrian entrance

Mary, Holy Mother of the Church and Mary, Holy Mother of God Mausolea Opened in January, 2013


a sacred space at a sacred place

Special Announcement: Cemetery Recovering from Severe Storm Damage

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 1st, Cedar Grove Cemetery sustained considerable tree loss and damage to our maintenance facility/office building as the result of two overnight storms. The Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery mausoleum complex was not impacted, however, the cemetery was closed to visitors for one week as the worst of the damage was cleared away. Cleanup will continue for up to 8 weeks as the remaining damaged trees and hanging branches are removed. Work will likely take as long to repair the office/maintenance building. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leon Glon, Cemetery Manager and Sexton, at 574.631.7646.

June 30, 2014 Cemetery Damage

Welcome to Cedar Grove Cemetery, located on the beautiful University of Notre Dame campus. Cedar Grove Cemetery provides a dignified Christian burial to members of the Notre Dame community. By setting aside a holy place for burial, Cedar Grove Cemetery offers a fitting environment for full liturgical celebrations. Just as in life, we believe that in death the human body deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. We also foster a type of remembering that is enlightened by faith and sees death as a bridge to the Communion of Saints. Our bond with the believing is not broken by death.

A Sacred Space at a Sacred Place:

Interment for Alumni and Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish

In addition to inground burial for faculty, staff and retirees with the requisite years of service, Cedar Grove Cemetery also affords above-ground burial to Notre Dame alumni, their family members, and members of Sacred Heart Parish in a mausoleum complex named Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Alumni and Sacred Heart parishioners may choose entombment of the full-body or inurnment of the cremated remains of the body in one of four mausolea. Please click here to learn more.

In Heart and Mind

Alexis Coquillard, co-founder of South Bend September 28, 1795 - January 8, 1855

In 1842 it was to the home of Mr. Coquillard that Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C. traveled on his way to the future home of the University of Notre Dame.

Learn More