Transfer Students

While you are encouraged to demonstrate mandatory attendance at all Welcome Weekend events, any event with a ☘️in the title is truly an event that you will not want to miss as a part of your Welcome Weekend experience! 

Transfer Students Schedule

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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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.

Location: Undergraduate Residence Halls

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Welcome Registration

To kick off Transfer Welcome Weekend, stop by 106 Duncan Student Center anytime between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to check-in in, meet your welcome committee and other transfer students, and pick up your folder with important information for the weekend ahead.

Location: 106 Duncan Student Center

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Welcome Mass

The University of Notre Dame invites transfer students and families from all faith backgrounds to a Welcome Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C. will preside, with homilist Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C.

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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President’s Welcome Dinner and Reception

Join University Administrators at the President’s Welcome Dinner and Reception to learn about the many resources that you will have as a transfer student at the University of Notre Dame. Dinner will be provided.

Location: Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

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Scavenger Hunt and Bonfire

Each transfer student is assigned a transfer family comprised of previous transfers to ND to help with the transition to life at Notre Dame. Meet your Transfer Family at the Innovation Lounge and learn about campus from a different perspective with a scavenger hunt as you get to know each other. 

Location: Meet in Innovation Lounge/Duncan Student Center

Friday, August 17, 2018

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Individual Advising Sessions ☘️

Transfer student attendance required. Students will receive the time and location of their advising session during the Class Registration and Enrollment Presentation at each respective college on Thursday. Advising sessions will assist you in course selection and registration to ensure you are meeting college requirements.

Arts & Letters Academic Advising Sessions for Transfer Students

Mendoza College of Business Academic Advising Sessions for Transfer Students

College of Engineering Academic Advising Sessions for Transfer Students

Location: Time and Location based on Advisor Assignment

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Irish1Card Production

Irish1Card production will be set up in Duncan Student Center to assist those who have not already received their card. Note: all students living on-campus should receive their card when checking into the residence hall. 

Location: Duncan Student Center, Room W134

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Course Scheduling and Registration Help Center

Members of the Transfer Welcome Team will be available at Coleman-Morse to provide additional assistance in registering for your first classes as a Notre Dame student! Consult students who have gone through the process for tech support and helpful recommendations.

Location: Coleman-Morse Computer Lab

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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 who will help you along your faith journey while a student at Notre Dame. Yes, just this once, there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Location: South Quad

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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 Resource Fair in the Duncan 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: Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

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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 illuminate the ways we celebrate the Catholic faith throughout the year. 

Location: DeBartolo Hall 101

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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! 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

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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: Notre Dame Stadium, Gates A and E

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Ice Skating and Broomball

Meet in the Compton Family Ice Arena, home of the Fighting Irish Hockey Team, for a fun night of ice skating and broomball with your new peers! Explore one of ND's athletic facilities and the traditions it represents. Free skate rentals are available from Compton and snacks will be provided.

Location: Compton Family Ice Arena

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Wellness Run/Walk, Yoga, and Mindful Steps

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, RecSports, and the Snite Museum of Art 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 at the Snite Museum of Art!

Location: Snite Museum of Art

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Dining Hall Breakfast

Head to the dining hall for your first dining hall breakfast as a Notre Dame student. Breakfast will be served in the North and South Dining Halls. Be sure to bring your Irish1Card to swipe in!

Location: North and South Dining Halls

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ND Traditions 101

Get the scoop on all of the Notre Dame traditions!

Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

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Stadium Tours

You'll receive a time to attend guided stadium tours with your transfer families. 

Location: Notre Dame Stadium

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Multicultural Panel and Reception

The Multicultural Panel and 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. There will be a 20 minute panel discussion featuring current students and their faculty mentors followed by a reception to allow for students and families to talk with current students, administrators, faculty, and each other. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided.

Location: Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

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Transfer Family Bonding

Kick back and relax with your transfer families and check in for DomerFest. There will be a panel of previous transfer students to address any questions or concerns in your transition to the Notre Dame community.

Location: LaFortune Ballroom

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DomerFest

One of the can't-miss events of Welcome Weekend, Domerfest provides a carnival atmosphere of fun, games, food, inflatables, and music for all incoming students. Make sure to wear your transfer shirt to gain entrance and show your hall pride! Giveaways will happen at the end of the night so make sure you stick around.

Location: Duncan Student Center

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Dining Hall Breakfast

Use your Irish1Card to access the North and South Dining Halls for breakfast. 

Location: North and South Dining Halls

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New Student Mass

The University of Notre Dame invites all new students and families from all faith backgrounds to the Celebration of the Welcome 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. 

Location: Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

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Farmers Market and AcoustiCafé

Instead of taking you to the Farmer's Market, we've brought the South Bend Farmer's Market to you! Peruse the locally grown and crafted goods from area artisans and take in the sounds of Notre Dame's finest acoustic musicians at Fieldhouse Mall. 

Location: Fieldhouse Mall

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Women's Soccer Game

Cheer on the Women's Soccer team at Alumni Stadium! 

Location: Alumni Stadium

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Field Day

Transfer students are invited to engage in field sports and activities with transfer families.

Location: McGlinn Field

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Pre-Grotto Reflection

Meet your transfer families in front of the Main Building to discuss the significance of the first trip to the grotto in break out groups. There will be activities for individual and group reflection.

Location: Main Building

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Pre-Grotto Check-In and Desserts

Come wind down before the Grotto trip with desserts! Meet in LaFortune Student Center to spend some time with other transfer students.

Location: LaFortune Student Center

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First Trip to the Grotto

This special night-time visit to the very heart of our campus gives students the chance to gather with their new classmates, roommates and friends to reflect on their hopes and goals as they begin their time at Notre Dame. We hope that this “first visit” will simply be the first of many.

Location: Grotto

Monday, August 20, 2018

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Building Community the Notre Dame Way ☘️

This is the second component of the BCND training you completed over the summer--a group discussion in which you will discuss possible situations that could be harmful to yourself and others, practice the bystander intervention strategies utilized at Notre Dame, and learn about resources that help our community be a safe and welcoming campus for all.

At Building Community the Notre Dame Way, you will learn more in depth about your role as a member of the Notre Dame community. This event serves as a culmination of all of the activities that you have participated in throughout your time at Welcome Weekend that will further enhance your experience at Notre Dame.

Location: DeBartolo Hall

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Free Shuttles to Target and Costco

Shuttles to Target and Costco will depart from the Library Circle at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. 

Location: Departure from Library Circle

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Day of Community

Now in its third year, the Day of Community will introduce you to a wide array of organizations throughout the South Bend area, emphasizing service, education, and arts & culture. You will become familiar with the great work being done in South Bend and learn about opportunities to get involved during your time at ND. Destinations for Transfer Students will be announced by your welcome team. 

Location: Departure from Stepan Center

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Free Shuttles to Target and Costco

Shuttles to Target and Costco will depart from the Library Circle at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. 

Location: Departure from Library Circle

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Men's Soccer Game

Cheer on the Irish at Alumni Stadium!

Location: Alumni Stadium

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Kilwin's Ice Cream Social with Student Government

Enjoy treats from local ice cream shop Kilwin's with your transfer peers and the Transfer Welcome Weekend Ambassadors. A sweet way to wrap up Transfer Welcome Weekend! 

Location: LaFortune Ballroom