Eligibility and Options

In-Ground Burial

In-Ground Burial

Persons eligible to purchase in-ground grave space include:

  • Full-time University of Notre Dame faculty or staff member
  • Faculty or staff retired from Notre Dame:
    • At age 55 with at least 15 years of service to the University
    • At age 62 with at least 10 years of service to the University
    • At age 65 with at least 5 years of service to the University

There is a limit to the total graves allowed for purchase by each eligible applicant. To learn more or to schedule a private tour of the cemetery, contact Leon Glon, Cedar Grove Cemetery Manager (Sexton), at 574.631.7646.

 

Above-Ground Burial

View to campus from the mausoleum entrance

Burial options were expanded in 2007 with the opening of the Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery mausoleum complex. The complex affords a variety of options for the entombment of the full-body as well as for the inurnment of the cremated remains of the body. Persons eligible to purchase above-ground interment space in Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery include:

  • University of Notre Dame alumni (as defined by the Alumni Association) or their surviving spouse, parent or child
  • Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, with at least 5 years active parishioner status
  • Full-time University of Notre Dame staff
  • Full-time University of Notre Dame faculty
  • Staff or faculty retired from ND at age 55 with at least 15 years at ND
  • Staff or faculty retired from ND at age 62 with at least 10 years at ND
  • Staff or faculty retired from ND at age 65 with at least 5 years at ND

(Note: Applicant’s employment, alumni or parishioner status is verified by Human Resources, the Alumni Association, or Sacred Heart Parish as applicable.)

Each eligible participant may purchase up to four (4) above-ground interments. The interments may be as follows*:

Crypts Niches
Four (4) single crypts  Four (4) single niches
Two (2) single crypts and
one (1) companion crypt
Two (2) single niches and
one (1) companion niche
Two (2) companion crypts Two (2) companion niches

*A combination of crypts and niches may be purchased, not to exceed interment space for four (4) individuals.

To receive additional information regarding the Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery mausoleum complex, including pricing, please complete an Information Request Form.