First Year Parents

First Year Parents Schedule

Friday, August 17, 2018


Move In

Arrive Like a Champion Today as our Welcome Teams greet you and your guests, assist you in the move-in process, and help introduce you to your new residence hall community. Enjoy Our Lady's famous spirit of hospitality as we welcome you to the Notre Dame family! 

Location: Undergraduate Residence Halls


Student Services Resource Fair

What's better than putting all of a student's available resources together in one location during your first day on campus? The Student Services Open House in the LaFortune Student Center does just that. Make sure to stop by to check out tables featuring a wide variety of offices and departments from across campus. 

Location: Duncan Student Center


Campus Ministry Hot Dog Tent

After a long morning of moving into your new residence hall home, you've definitely earned yourself a hot dog! Swing by the Campus Ministry Hot Dog Tent on South Quad to say hello to some of the friendly faces that will help you along your faith journey while a student at Notre Dame.

Location: South Quad


What if I'm Not Catholic?

Ever wonder what the Catholic mass is all about? Trying to figure out how you can find your place at Notre Dame as a student from another faith background? Look no further than Campus Ministry's "What if I'm Not Catholic?". Our team of Campus Ministers will help connect you to faith resources at Notre Dame and in the South Bend community, and will help break down the ways we celebrate the Catholic faith throughout the year. 

Location: DeBartolo Hall 101


Official University Welcome ☘️

Join your fellow classmates and family members in this can't-miss welcome event at Purcell Pavilion. The Official University Welcome will kick off your career as a Notre Dame student with the Class of 2022! Featured guests will include University President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Vice President of Student Affairs, Erin Hoffmann Harding, Associate Provost, Dr. Hugh Page, the Student Body President and Vice President, the Notre Dame Combined Choirs, and the Notre Dame Marching Band.

Location: Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center


Welcome Cookout

Grab a bite to eat with the Class of 2022 at the Welcome Cookout! Students and families will be assigned a meal time based on their First Year Advisor Session time. 

Location: Football Stadium


Academic Advisor Sessions ☘️

This is an opportunity for all first year students and parents to meet with their assigned first year advisor in a group setting to learn more about academic expectations, the First Year of Studies, and the advising relationship. Information will be given about how to make changes to fall class schedules, the core curriculum, and other first year requirements. Individual times and locations will be assigned by advisor this summer.

Location: Various Campus Locations

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Wellness Run/Walk and Yoga

Welcome Weekend is a fun and exciting time for students and families alike! To help you "take it all in," join McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and RecSports to start your weekend mornings by giving yourself a moment to reflect, relax, and recharge at your choice of two wellness events - yoga or a group walk. All are welcome - no previous experience is necessary and mats will be provided. See you bright and early on South Quad!

Location: South Quad Flag Pole


Parents' Program

We're thrilled to welcome your student home at Notre Dame and provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the ND student experience. This Information Reception provides a chance to learn more about topics such as financial aid, study abroad, student health and wellness, career services, student academic success, and faith. Sessions are open to all parents and guardians. Coffee and Light refreshments available at 8:30 AM.

Location: Joyce Center


Academic Exploration Sessions

Academic Exploration Sessions will be hosted by the following undergraduate colleges and schools. 
School of Architecture - Bond Hall
College of Arts and Letters - Corbett Family Hall
Mendoza College of Business - Mendoza College of Business Building
College of Engineering - DeBartolo Hall
College of Science - Jordan Hall of Science 
Keough School of Global Affairs - Jenkins Nanovic Halls


Location: Listed by college/school


Rector and Hall Staff Welcome

The Rector and Hall Staff Welcome gives parents the opportunity to hear from their student's residence hall leadership and ask any questions they might have regarding residence life at Notre Dame. By the end of the event, we're confident that you'll walk away with the understanding that your child is in great hands in their new Home Under the Dome!

Location: Residence Halls


Multicultural Reception

Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and First Year of Studies, the Multicultural Reception is a chance for historically underrepresented students and allies to connect, network, and learn about opportunities and resources available on campus through various departments and cultural student clubs. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided.

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Sunday, August 19, 2018


First Year Mass

The University of Notre Dame invites students and families from all faith backgrounds to the Celebration of the First Year Mass at the Joyce Center's Purcell Pavilion. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. will preside, with homilist Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C. Please join us in full heart and voice!

Location: Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center