Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week: Spring 2022

Your Welcome Week experience will begin on January 9, 2022! While you are encouraged to attend all Welcome Week events, any event with a ☘️ in the title is an event that is required of all new students! Events with a 💚 are designed for students to be accompanied by their guests. Additional student-only activities and events taking place after January 10 will be added systematically as the spring semester draws nearer. So, be sure to revisit this site often to view updates!

Pre-Arrival Tasks and Resources

Beginning mid-December, new students will be able to access "Canvas," Notre Dame's online environment 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.

To access the Welcome Week Canvas site:

1. Click here!

2. Login via your NetId (Don’t know your NetId? Click here!)

3. Identify and select the "Welcome Week 2022" course site

4. Complete required tasks, explore additional resources, and review communications on the site.


Welcome Week Spring 2022 Schedule

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Meals on and around Campus💚

Looking for a meal on campus? Click here to explore your options! Many restaurants and express locations on and off campus utilize the GrubHub App, so download the app before you arrive!


(link: dining.nd.edu/locations-menus)

Location: Campus-wide

Explore South Bend💚

Arrived in the area early? Spend some time exploring the South Bend area’s popular events, award-winning restaurants, arts, culture, and shopping! Click here for a visitor’s guide to the area or here for a closer look at Downtown South Bend!

Location: South Bend and Mishawaka


Vigil Mass💚

Exploring campus this evening? All are invited to celebrate mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus.

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Sunday, January 9, 2022


Move-In and Residence Hall Welcome💚

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame! As you arrive, our Welcome Teams will greet you and your guests and introduce you to your new residence hall community. Residence halls open for the Spring 2022 semester on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM. New students to the University, including transfer students, are encouraged to arrive between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM to their assigned residence hall. We hope you will experience the Notre Dame spirit of hospitality upon your arrival! Check out the Office of Residential Life website for details regarding the move-in process. Don't know what to bring? Check out the list of What to Bring to Campus.

Location: Undergraduate Residence Halls


Campus Card Office Open (if needed)

Your ID card will be issued during the check-in process at your residence hall.  To ensure your Irish1Card is printed and waiting for you upon arrival, you will need to submit a photo that meets the ID requirements on the Welcome Week Canvas Site. Run into trouble? No problem - visit the Campus Card Office in Grace Hall!

Location: 423 Grace Hall


New Student Welcome Reception💚☘️

All new students and their families are invited to join University leaders, staff, faculty, and student leaders as we celebrate your arrival! Together, we will joyfully enter into conversation, prayer, and the gift of the Notre Dame community. Boxed lunches, will be available for all new students and families at the conclusion of the reception. Students can still register for the Welcome Reception by completing the Welcome Week Pre-Arrival Survey.


Please note: Until further notice, all visitors to campus are required to wear masks inside campus buildings at all times. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to wear masks indoors on campus, except when alone in private offices, or for students, in their residence halls. Parents and guests should be prepared to wear a mask when indoors throughout Welcome Week. In light of these recent COVID-19 protocol changes, family members and guests no longer need to complete the Welcome Week Guest Attestation Form as previously requested.

Location: 205-207 McKenna Hall


Lunch with Your Family

Following the New Student Reception, grab a complimentary Boxed Lunch! 

Location: Free Boxed Lunches provided in McKenna Hall


Campus Tour

Get to know your campus! Notre Dame has many spaces on campus for dining, studying, socializing, and recreational activities. You can learn all about them on this tour led by student leaders. This tour, leaving from the steps of Main Building, will give you an opportunity to get oriented to specific areas of your new campus, meet other students, and learn more about opportunities to get involved on campus.

Location: Leave from the steps of Main Building (Golden Dome)


Academic Services for Student-Athletes Orientation (student-athletes only; required)💚

The office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes will introduce new student-athletes to staff, while also outlining available resources, academic expectations, and mandatory transition programs. Other commitments will be communicated by your respective teams

Location: Coleman-Morse Center, first-floor lounge


Farewell at the Grotto💚

The time has come for parents and families to say goodbye and let you continue your new journey at Notre Dame. At your convenience, you and your family may wish to visit the Grotto during this window and utilize the prayer offered at the New Student Welcome Reception to share in a moment of reflection, gratitude, and celebration.

Location: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes


Residential Hall Masses

Join your new residence hall in celebrating mass within your new home! Mass times vary according to your Residence Hall. Click here to view the various Residential Hall mass times. Interested in additional masses on campus, perhaps in another language? Click here to learn more!

Location: Undergraduate Residence Halls

Monday, January 10, 2022

Classes Begin!

Make sure you are prepared to arrive ready to learn by searching and viewing Concise Student Schedule within InsideND and using map.nd.edu!

Location: Campus-wide

Schedule a Time to Meet with your First Year Advisor (first-year students only)☘️

You worked with your First Year Advisor to build and adjust your spring course schedule. Click here to schedule a time to meet face-to-face with your Advisor to discuss the first few days of college, your transition, and course schedule!

Location: Advisor Offices

Intramural and Interhall Sport Registration Begins

Learn more at Recsports.nd.edu! For more specific sport and offering information, be sure to visit imleagues.com/ND or download the ND IMLeagues App (more info below).

To register for all Intramural Sports, you must first create an account through IMLeagues. Once your account is set up, you can now register a team to play or as a free agent. Spots are limited, and will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. Other RecSports events include:

  • Try It You'll Like It Week - all group fitness classes are drop in and free January 10-16.
  • Registration for Group Fitness and Instructional classes begins Friday, January 14 @ 7:30am via RecRegister

Location: N/A

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Math Credit Exams (if needed)

Mathematics Credit Exams for incoming students. Be in touch with your First Year Advisor to see if these credit exams are a good option for you!

Location: Check your ND Gmail account


Building Community the Notre Dame Way: Group Discussion ☘️

The University has adopted Building Community the Notre Dame Way to invite you to engage and embolden the values of our community. In this group discussion, you and your classmates will unpack your individual engagement with the BCND online modules and cover topics such as the gift and importance of diversity within our community, life-giving relationships, safety on and off campus, and useful skills and knowledge to reduce high risk activities

Location: B034 Geddes Hall

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


God Speaks to Us - Discerning God’s Will in our Daily Lives as Students

Join Campus Ministry this Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse first floor lounge for an evening of reflection on discerning God’s voice in decisions both big and small, from your academic major to how you spend your day. Bring a journal and enjoy some time for quiet reflection and prayer. Hope to see you there!  


Location: Coleman-Morse Center, first-floor lounge

Thursday, January 13, 2022


Late Night Bingo

Join SAO for Late Night Bingo. You will have a chance to win some awesome prizes such as gift cards, ND gear, an electric scooter, and more! 

Be on the first 50 students to attend to claim a door prize. 

Learn more here!


Location: LaFortune Ballroom

Friday, January 14, 2022


Home under the Dome - Succulents and DIY Picture Frames!

Grab your friends and join the GROW peer educators with the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being in activities to help make your campus space feel homier. There will be succulents with pots to decorate, photo printers with DIY frames, resources, giveaways and more! We look forward to seeing what you create as you settle into a new year in your Home Under the Dome. 7:00-9:00pm in the LaFortune Ballroom. Follow us on Insta @McWellND for updates.

Location: LaFortune Ballroom


Salsa Night

Dance the night away with our resident Salsa DJ and instructor, Ramzi! Stop by at 8:00 pm to learn some new salsa dance moves and join the party at 9:00 pm to put all that you learned to the test. 

Learn more here!

Location: Legends

Saturday, January 15, 2022


Laser Tag

Join SAO for the Ultimate Laser Tag! Take priceless team pics, run, sneak, crawl, and hide from the other team's lasers to protect your home base! Which team will come out victorious? Hope it's yours. 

Learn more here!

Location: Dahnke Ballroom (7th Floor of Duncan)

Sunday, January 16, 2022


Misa en Español

Se les invita a todos a la Misa en Español en Notre Dame.  

Everyone is invited to celebrate Misa en Espanol every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart!

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart


New Student Welcome Dinner - hosted by Student Government

Conclude your first week at Notre Dame by joining representatives from Student Government for a casual dinner in SDH. Your new classmates can offer insights into their experiences at Notre Dame and ways to get involved with the campus community. This is also a great opportunity to ask new questions that you may have now that you've been a student at Notre Dame for a few days!

Learn more about Student Government here!

Location: Meet outside South Dining Hall

Monday, January 17, 2022

Walk the Walk Week Begins

This year marks the sixth annual campus-wide observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week, a week-long series of University and department sponsored events designed to help us consider how we—both individually and collectively—might take an active role in making Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. invites you to participate in one or more of the week's offerings. All are welcome!

Explore all events from January 17 - January 21 here.

Location: Campus-wide

No Classes

This year, thanks to a proposal originally developed by Student Government, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be a University holiday for students, faculty, and staff. Walk the Walk Week will be held in the week following MLK Day from January 17 - 23, 2022.

Location: Campus-wide

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


2022 Virtual Campus-Wide Spring Semester Career Fair

Undergraduate and graduate students from all class years and academic colleges are invited to participate in our Virtual Campus-wide Spring Semester Career Fair, hosted on Handshake. Registration for the Virtual Fair will open January 11 (Graduate Students, Seniors, and Juniors) and January 12 (Sophomores and First-Year students). Click here to view employers participating in the virtual and in-person fairs. Register on Handshake.

Location: Virtual

Monday, January 24, 2022

2022 In-Person Spring Semester Career Fair Begins

This year’s In-Person Spring Semester Career Fair & Events will be hosted on January 24 & 25 at Duncan Student Center on the 7th & 8th floors! This two-day format provides flexibility for students and employers to meet in both large traditional fair settings and at smaller events. Our fair provides students from all class years and all academic majors a chance to meet with employers of all sizes across all industries promoting full-time employment, internship, and other career opportunities. Learn more here!

Location: Duncan Student Center