Transfer Parents

Transfer Parents Schedule

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Move In

Welcome to your Home Under the Dome! Residence halls serve as one source of community for Notre Dame students. You'll find that you will make friends in your residence halls from your transfer class, past transfer classes, and students of all years. New transfers have the privilege of being some of the first to arrive for the academic year. Enjoy Our Lady's famous "spirit of hospitality" as we welcome you to the Notre Dame family. 

Location: Undergraduate Residence Halls


Welcome Registration

Time to kick off Transfer Welcome Weekend! Meet in McKenna Hall to meet your welcome committee and other transfer students. Here you will receive a folder with important information for the weekend ahead. 

Location: McKenna Hall


President's Dinner

President's Dinner in South Dining Hall following the Transfer Welcome Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

Location: South Dining Hall


Welcome Mass

The University of Notre Dame invites Transfer Students and Parents from all faith backgrounds to the celebration of the Welcome Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C. will preside. Students will receive Notre Dame medals that are blessed during the ceremony and are welcome to join in on the Notre Dame Alma Mater at the end of mass. Please join us in full heart and voice!

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Friday, August 17, 2018


Class Registration and Enrollment ☘️

Class Registration and Enrollment Presentations will be hosted by individual undergraduate colleges. Students should follow instructions provided to them via email. 

Location: TBD Based on College


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 at the Welcome Cookout! Transfer Students and Parents are invited to attend the Welcome Cookout in the Notre Dame Football Stadium. 

Location: Football Stadium


Transfer Parent Program Reception

Reception held for Transfer Parents. 

Location: TBD

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