Welcome Weekend is held each fall to introduce students to campus life and to help them become more familiar with the University of Notre Dame.

2017 Dates: First-Years: Aug

Here are some of the activities planned for you and your family:

  • Our Official University Welcome program, followed by the Welcome Cookout
  • Academic exploration sessions where you and your family can meet the University administrators and Deans in the schools or colleges that you’re considering
  • Residence hall welcome events, student-led activities to introduce you to your new hall community, along with the opportunity to meet with your hall Rector
  • Student services open-houses where you can find out more about the support that Notre Dame has to offer
  • The Moreau First Year Experience course kick-off, where you will meet fellow students in your small group session and begin your academic career at Notre Dame
  • Receptions, picnics, lunches, dinners — lots of opportunities to meet people for food and fun
  • Domerfest, a carnival-atmosphere evening event, where you'll have the chance to win prizes, sample great food truck treats, and play games with your new classmates
  • Sunday Mass with the entire first-year class and their families

Welcome Weekend is mandatory for all first-year and transfer students.

Welcome Weekend Video

View 2016 Highlights

Featured Hall

Featured Hall

O'Neill Hall Welcome Video 2017

Produced by O'Neill Hall's Welcome Weekend Team