When is Welcome Weekend?

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Welcome Weekend: January 2023

Undergraduate classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Welcome Weekend will begin for all new students and their guests on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 15. Parent and family programming will conclude in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 15. Additional student-only opportunities and events will continue throughout the first week of classes.

Additional information regarding welcome activities for first-year and transfer students is available throughout this website and information for exchange students is available from Notre Dame International and International Student and Scholar Affairs

Welcome Weekend Communication 

The Welcome Weekend planning team and our partners will be in touch via your Notre Dame Gmail account to offer updates, recommendations, and opportunities for engagement with the Notre Dame community. We encourage you to share all information with your family so that they might walk through this time of transition alongside you.

Since communications will be sent to your Notre Dame Gmail account, it is important that you activate your NetID, access your new email account, and check your inbox daily. All communications can also be viewed within Welcome Weekend’s Canvas site, found on the Pre-Arrival To-Do List page.


In December, you can anticipate receiving notice of your residence hall assignment from Residential Life as well as opportunities for engagement with the Notre Dame community.