We're excited to soon welcome you and your family to campus!
We're excited to soon welcome you and your family to campus!
Welcome Weekend: August 2023
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University of Notre Dame
Welcome Weekend August 2023
Dear newest students of Notre Dame,

We are excited to soon welcome you and your family to campus! As you may remember, Welcome Weekend seeks to share the unique characteristics of our Catholic, Holy Cross undergraduate educational experience by introducing and inspiring engagement in academic, residential, and co-curricular student life, demonstrating our commitment to a safe and inclusive environment of teaching and learning, and facilitating the exploration of University resources available to you and your family. At Notre Dame, we believe education takes place in the context of genuine and meaningful communion with others.

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Welcome Weekend will take place for incoming first-year students Friday, August 18, 2023  - Monday, August 21, 2023 and for incoming transfer students Thursday, August 17 - Monday, August 21. Parent and family programming is scheduled to conclude in the evening on Saturday, August 19. We encourage you and your family to review the updated outline of Welcome Weekend events. In the coming days, additional details and descriptions will be added to the Welcome Weekend website. These will help you identify the various opportunities and requirements for students and families in anticipation of your arrival. We hope you continue to visit the Welcome Weekend website to learn more about the residence halls, view parent and family program videos, and locate helpful resources for this time of transition.

Summer Communication

As fall semester registration draws nearer, incoming first-year students will continue to receive registration guidance from First Year Advising. A collection of previous communications from First Year Advising may be found here. You may also engage with helpful content on the First Year Advising Instagram

By July 7, incoming first-year students who applied for housing before June 5 can anticipate receiving notice of their residence hall assignment from the Office of Residential Life. Transfer students can anticipate a similar communication by July 21. 

Throughout the summer, you will continue to receive information and invitations about all kinds of academic and cocurricular engagement opportunities at Notre Dame. For incoming first-year students, one of these opportunities will be an invitation to register for a required component of Welcome Weekend, the First Lecture Series. Registration for the First Lecture Series opens on July 26. Since all communications will be sent to your Notre Dame Gmail account, it is important that you check your inbox daily.

Pre-Arrival Preparation

Remember, as an incoming student, you should regularly consult and follow directions listed on the Pre-Arrival webpage to best prepare for your arrival on campus. This page contains descriptions of the Center for University Advising’s comprehensive First-Year Student Summer 2023 Timeline (for incoming first-year students) as well as access to Welcome Weekend’s Canvas Site (for all new students). Incoming first-year students should pay particular attention to several items that must be completed in preparation for course registration.

You and your families remain close to our hearts and we eagerly count the days until we welcome you home to Notre Dame.


Emily Orsini 
Program Director for New Student Engagement and Formation
Division of Student Affairs

E. Andrew Whittington
Director of First Year Programs
Center for University Advising
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