As an incoming student, you must complete several required academic and student-life tasks before you arrive in January. This page outlines ways to find and complete these Pre-Arrival Tasks.

First-Year Student Summer 2023 To-Do List

(for all incoming first-year students)

Use this list from First Year Advising, as well as the comprehensive First-Year Student Summer 2023 Timeline, to track your completion of all required tasks before you arrive in August!

First-Year To-Do List

Welcome Weekend's Canvas Site

(for all incoming students)

Beginning mid-December, new students can access "Canvas," Notre Dame's online platform designed to facilitate teaching and learning. As a student, many of your courses will use Canvas to share information, enable collaboration and discussion, and provide feedback critical to your growth as a scholar. Canvas is also a tool that you can use to complete several required tasks as you step into your first semester at Notre Dame.

You will receive an email via your Notre Dame Gmail account when you’ve gained access to Canvas. Many of these tasks must be completed before Sunday, Jan. 14. Please use the directions below to access instructions and deadlines.

How to access the Welcome Weekend Canvas Site

Soon after you've activated your NetID and enrolled your account in Okta, you will have access to the Welcome Weekend Canvas site.

  1. Visit
  2. Log in via your NetID
  3. Identify and select the "Welcome Weekend: January 2024" course site
  4. Complete required tasks and explore additional resource