Welcome Home!

University President Fr. John I. Jenkins announced on May 18 that fall semester classes will begin the week of August 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.  While the University intends to bring all our students back to campus for the semester, the return of students may be staged to allow for testing and orientation. 

Details about the staged return of students and welcome activities for new students will be shared as they are finalized, with an update provided no later than June 15, 2020. While prior Welcome Weekend schedules are available on this website, please note that these programs and activities are subject to change.

We sincerely appreciate the patience of students and families as we plan for a safe learning, research, and working environment. Please continue to check this page and Notre Dame’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website for the most current information. 


Greetings from New Student Engagement!

We are excited for you to start at Notre Dame this fall. Our team is looking forward to meeting you and greeting you and your family when you come to campus.

As we get closer to your arrival, please be sure to pay close attention to this site. We will provide a variety of details on where to go, when and how to get there, and other helpful information to get you started with confidence. And don't worry, if you forget to visit this site regularly, we will reach out to you in other ways to make sure you have the information you need.

Welcome Weekend is designed to help you make connections, learn about campus resources, engage in group discussions, and form community. Participation in Welcome Weekend includes:

  • Listening to presentations
  • Reading written materials and handouts
  • Viewing videos in large group settings
  • Traveling throughout campus in small groups


Welcome Weekend is committed to providing full access to all of our programs and services for participants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for a disability (visible or invisible) to fully participate in Welcome Weekend, please contact the New Student Engagement Team at welcome@nd.edu with as much advance notice as possible.