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. Tasks and resources are organized for incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students.

Before you can complete many of the tasks below, you must activate and access your Notre Dame NetId. During the first days of May, you will receive an email from "Okta." Notre Dame uses Okta to manage the IT services central to your success as a student. The email from Okta contains a unique link that will enable you to activate your NetID, access your new email account, and check your inbox daily.

Incoming First-Year Students

This summer, you will communicate regularly with the Center for University Advising, home of First Year Advising at Notre Dame. Two key resources from the Center for University Advising will help you identify and complete all required tasks. 

First-Year Student Summer 2024 Timeline

Incoming first-year students will register for Fall 2024 courses in late July. This page outlines an overview of the summer and concrete steps you can take to prepare for course registration and your first semester at Notre Dame. 

First-Year Student Summer 2024 To-Do List

Use this list to track all required tasks before you arrive in August.

Incoming Transfer Students

This summer, transfer students will communicate directly with their respective college or school at Notre Dame. You can expect to hear from your academic advisor regarding course registration before you arrive on campus. In addition to any tasks assigned by your academic advisor, please complete the required tasks listed below.

Transfer Student Summer 2024 To-Do List

Use this list to track tasks required of all undergraduate transfer students, regardless of their respective academic program at Notre Dame.