Welcome Home

Welcome to the Notre Dame family.

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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Notre Dame. For nearly 175 years, we've been educating scholars who go on to make a positive impact in their communities and become a force for good in the world.

On this site, you'll find useful information and links to help you take the next steps toward being a part of the rich, vibrant, and diverse Notre Dame community as a member of the Class of 2021.

Step 1

Confirm your Enrollment

To reserve your place in the 2017 entering class, please go to confirm.nd.edu. You will be able to confirm your placement by submitting both your confirmation deposit and important parental information. The confirmation deadline is May 1, 2017.

Step 2

Visit Campus

Consider visiting campus. We've designed several visit options for admitted students. Choose the one that works best for you and your family. Click here for information.

Step 3

Send your Final High School Transcript

Your current admitted status is contingent on your continued excellence in academic achievement and personal character during the remainder of this academic year. You’ll need to submit a final transcript of your academic record immediately following your graduation.

Majors and Schools

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Important Dates

Please note: dates listed below are subject to change. 


    Priority Financial Aid Submission Date


    Priority Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) 
    Submission Date

    The College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) allows students to submit supporting documentation to one central source rather than mailing individual documents to each institution to which a student has applied for financial aid.


    Admitted Student Days

    Attend one of our Admitted Student Days to meet faculty, students, and other members of the Notre Dame community.


    Candidate’s National Signing Day

    To reserve your place in the 2017 entering class, please go to confirm.nd.edu. You will be able to confirm your placement by submitting both your confirmation deposit and important parental information. The confirmation deadline is May 1, 2017.
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    First Year of Studies Initial Communication

    You will receive an email from the First Year of Studies, your new collegiate home, explaining how to begin your academic journey at Notre Dame.


    Housing Applications Available

    Notre Dame requires all first-year students to reside in an on-campus residence hall. In May, first-year students will be able to access their housing application online.
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    Course Selection

    Your First Year advisor will work with you to schedule your fall semester classes.


    Housing Application Deadline

    Deadline to complete and submit your housing application.


    Special Housing Request Deadline

    Deadline to complete and submit medical documentation to the Sara Bea Disability Services Center to request a special housing accommodation.


    Deadline to Complete Honor Code

    The First Year of Studies will provide orientation and instructions for completing Notre Dames's Academic Code of Honor, a set of standards and responsibilities for personal academic conduct expected of each student.


    Submit Your Final High School Transcript

    Be sure to submit your final transcript of your academic record immediately following your graduation. We understand it takes some schools longer to process requests, so please submit your final transcript as soon as your school can make it available. Transcripts can be sent via email to ndforms@nd.edu or by your guidance counselor through the Common App.


    First Tuition Payment Due

    Billing statements will be sent July 14 via IRISHPAY. Deadline for payment of first billing statement will be August 9. For more information on paying tuition, housing, meals, and other student charges, visit Student Accounts.


    Orientation for New International Students

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    Undergraduate Halls Open for Move-In

    Undergraduate halls open for first-year student move-in beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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    Welcome Weekend

    Orientation and advising for first-year and transfer students and their families.
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    Formal Opening of the Academic Year

    First day of class followed by opening Mass and a community picnic.
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    Mid-Semester Break


    Thanksgiving Holiday


    Reading Days (no examinations)


    Final Examinations


    Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

    All undergraduate residence halls close at 2:00 p.m.
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