The Notre Dame Pom Squad

The Notre Dame Pom Squad is a non-competitive, athletic club composed of women from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College. We are a uniquely student-led team, organized through the Student Activities Office and RecSports.

What do we do?

Sporting Events

The Pom Squad performs at various campus events including football pep rallies, men’s and women’s home basketball games, and select other sporting events including rugby, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and volleyball.

Campus and Community Involvement

Additionally, we support various campus and community events, performing annually at the Bookstore Basketball Championships, Ball Out at the Bookstore, The Shirt Unveiling, and Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon, to name a few. We also enjoy performing at nursing homes, holding dance clinics and other related volunteer venues and events. Look for us at the bookstore and the stadium on Football Fridays from 11a.m. to 3p.m. during home game weekends!

A Little History

The squad originated on campus as the “Dancing Irish” in November 1975 and was renamed the “Notre Dame Pom Pon Squad” in April 1985. This name was shortened, and we are currently referred to as simply, the “Notre Dame Pom Squad.”

At the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the squad supported the Irish by performing with the Notre Dame Marching Band at the official ND tailgate. Other notable performances have included dancing at the 1992 BYU game, 1992 Cotton Bowl, and the 2000 Fiesta Bowl.

In 2019, the Pom Squad performed at halftime of the Crossroads Classic basketball tournament.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, the Notre Dame Pom Squad enjoys involvement within the ND community and welcomes performance requests. See our contact page for more information.

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