University of Notre Dame

Important Dates

This page was last updated on March 13, 2017, and is subject to change. Please check this page often for updates.

For the Class of 2021

Fall 2017

May 5
New first-year student NetIDs will be ready for activation. The First Year of Studies Welcome email with NetID activation instructions goes out.

May 15 — June 30
The Honor Code requirement must be completed by the end of this period.

June 1 — June 30
Registration for Notre Dame credit and placement exams is open.

early June
Students will receive their First Year advisor assignments by email.
Details will be sent students’ ND Gmail accounts.

late June
The Course Preference Form opens. Students must select their preferred courses for the fall semester using this form.
Details will be sent students’ ND Gmail accounts.

early July
Your Course Preference Form must be submitted by this date.
Details will be sent students’ ND Gmail accounts.

late July
First Year advisors are building fall schedules for the incoming class.
Details will be sent students’ ND Gmail accounts.

August 1
No further changes will be made to student schedules until Schedule Adjustment Day.

August 18 — August 20
Welcome Weekend.

August 18
Notre Dame credit and placement exams take place at 1:00 p.m. Registration is required.

August 21
Schedule Adjustment Day. Students must come to the second floor of the Coleman-Morse Center to see their First Year advisor to make schedule changes.

August 22
First day of classes for the fall semester.

August 29
Last day for course changes.

August 30 — October 13
First-year students must make an appointment to see their First Year advisor at least once in this time period.

September 4
Labor Day. Classes will be held.

October 14 — 22
Mid-Semester break. Mid-term grade reports will be sent to first-year students.

October 23 — November 13
During this period, First Year advisors will hold group advising meetings to prepare students for spring semester registration. Look for an email from your advisor with meeting details.

October 27
Students who want to drop a course must meet with their First Year advisor to initiate a drop request. This meeting must take place by 5:00 p.m. today.

November 28 — 29
First-year students will register for the Spring 2017 semester using NOVO. Half the class will register on the 29th and half will register on the 30th.

November 22 — 26
Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28 — December 10
Course Instructor Feedback surveys will be sent to students beginning November 29. Please complete the survey before December 11. Students who complete this survey will see their final grades online a week earlier than those who do not.

December 7
Last day of classes.

December 9 — 11
Reading days to prepare for final exams (no examinations).

December 11 — 15
Final examinations.

December 16
Residence halls close at 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2018

January 14
Residence halls open for move-in at 9:00 a.m.

January 15
Schedule Adjustment Day. Students must come to the second floor of the Coleman-Morse Center to see their First Year advisor to make schedule changes.

January 16
Classes begin.

January 23
Last day for course changes.

January 24 — March 9
First-year students must make an appointment to see their First Year advisor at least once in this time period.

March 11 — 19
Mid-Semester break. Mid-term grade reports will be sent to first-year students.

March 23
Students who want to drop a course must meet with their First Year advisor to initiate a drop request. This meeting must take place by 5:00 p.m. today.

April 13 — 16
Easter Holiday

April 26 — 27
Rising sophomores will register for the Fall 2017 semester using NOVO. Half the class will register on the 27th and half will register on the 28th.

April 24 — May 6
Course Instructor Feedback surveys will be sent to students beginning November 29. Please complete the survey before May 7. Students who complete this survey will see their final grades online a week earlier than those who do not.

April 25
Deadline for 2018/2019 financial aid applications for returning students.

May 2
Last day of classes.

May 3 — May 6
Reading days to prepare for final exams (no examinations).

May 7 — May 11
Final examinations.

May 12
Residence halls close at 2:00 p.m.