Gateway Students

Welcome Gateway Students! 

Your Welcome Week experience will begin on August 22nd! Below, you can find information about campus arrival time and activities planned to help familiarize you with campus! 

NOTE: Plans are subject to change based on our evolving understanding of COVID-19 and its impact. These changes will be communicated via the ND Mobile App and our Welcome Week Social Media platforms @NDWelcome on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Please be sure to check back for updates!

Gateway Students Schedule

Sunday, August 22, 2021


Gateway Student Move-In

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame! As you arrive, our Welcome Teams will greet you and your guests and introduce you to your new residence hall community. We hope you will experience the Notre Dame spirit of hospitality upon your arrival! Check out the Office of Residence Life website for details regarding the move-in process.

Location: Residence Hall


Brunch & ND Traditions

Notre Dame is known for all of its many traditions and what a better way to learn them then with some returning transfer students. You will enjoy a fun filled morning of learning some of Notre Dame's richest traditions over brunch with some of our returning transfer students.

Location: La Fortune Ballroom


Gateway Reunion

The reunion you have been waiting for! Come out, eat lunch with us, and catch up with your peers at the Gateway Reunion event where you can pick up your group t-shirt for your Transfer Class Photo!

Location: Dhanke Family Ballroom


Transfer Class Photo

Traditions for Transfers! Join your fellow transfer students to take a class photo & don't forget to wear your new Transfer t-shirt.

Location: The Steps of Bond Hall



Free shuttles will be available during this time to Costco, Target, and more stores for you to get a chance to buy what you need for your new room. Membership to Costco is not needed on this day for students with a Notre Dame ID to purchase products.

Location: Eck Visitor Center & Library Circle


The Transfer Experience

Time to reflect and look forward to your Notre Dame journey! Come together with fellow transfer students as the Welcome Week Leaders prepare an exciting activity for you that will allow you to cherish this moment and make long-lasting memories with your new peers as you venture into this experience together.

Location: Fortune Ballroom


First Visit to the Grotto

This special visit to the very heart of our campus gives you the chance to gather with your new classmates, roommates, and friends to reflect on your hopes and goals as you begin your time at Notre Dame. We hope that this “first visit” will simply be the first of many. You will participate in this annual event with your residence hall or small group of transfer students.

Location: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes