Saturday, March 24 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018




The Merit Scholar Selection Visit is an opportunity for students being considered for merit scholarships to experience life at the University of Notre Dame. It is an all-expenses-paid trip to campus. During the visit, you will meet Notre Dame professors and current students, attend classes, tour campus, and get to know other prospective students. As a finalist for a merit scholarship, you will also meet with distinguished faculty and alumni interviewers as part of the selection process.

Merit Scholarship Interviews

Finalist interviews for merit scholarships will take place on Sunday, March 25, in the new Center for Career Development housed in the Duncan Student Center. 

Campus Experience

The Merit Scholar Selection Visit is designed to introduce you to the unique academic, social, and
spiritual opportunities for your holistic development as a scholar-servant-leader at Notre Dame. After merit scholarship interviews are complete, you will see what life is like as a Notre Dame student. Explore our Program Agenda to see what we have planned for you. 


Notre Dame is a residential university with over 80 percent of its undergraduate student population living on campus. Our residence halls promote a strong campus community, and we want you to be a part of it. Attendees will stay with a current merit scholar in one of Notre Dame’s 30 single-sex residence halls during their time on campus. Your host’s contact information will be shared with you prior to your arrival on campus, and you can view a suggested packing list and attire recommendations on our FAQs page.  

Please note that consideration for a merit scholarship requires complete participation in the Merit Scholar Selection Visit. Participants are expected to arrive on Saturday and depart campus on Tuesday morning. International students will arrive on Friday, March 23 due to travel time. 


We’re ready to make your travel arrangements and match you with a campus host, but before we do, we need some information from you.

Register for the Merit Scholars Selection Visit in a few simple steps: 

  1. Complete and submit the online registration form using the personalized link included in your invitation email.
  2. Email a photo of yourself for the directory to