First Year To-Do List for May

  • Early May

    Net ID

    Activate your NetID and connect with us. You will receive a message in early May when NetID activation is open.

  • May 15

    Gmail

    Use your ND email account for all communications. You will receive an email in early May when your Notre Dame account is ready.

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First Year To-Do List for June

  • By June 23

    Academics

    Review sample schedules and available fall courses. Learn More

  • By June 30

    Fall Registration

    Fill out the online Course Preference Form (CPF) after reading the instructions. Submit by 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for July

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First Year To-Do List for August

  • August 1

    Schedule

    Check your fall semester schedule.

  • Mid-August

    Roll Call

    Answer the ND Roll Call email immediately. Learn More

  • August 22-26

    Welcome Weekend

    Download the Mobile App to keep track of required events. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for September

  • Before Fall Break

    Appointment

    Meet with your First Year advisor at least once before Fall Break. Learn More

  • Before Fall Break

    Peer Advisor

    Talk with a well-informed upper-level student about ND.

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First Year To-Do List for October

  • All Semester

    Academic Support

    Use First Year of Studies academic support services. Learn More

  • By Fall Break

    Meeting

    Schedule an appt. with your first year advisor. Learn More

  • Late Oct

    Schedule

    Make sure you know the last day to drop a class! Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for November

  • Nov 8

    Majors Night

    Explore your academic options with representatives from departments in the College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Science, as well as Notre Dame programs, centers, and institutes.

  • Early November

    Meeting

    You must attend your advisor’s meeting to learn how to register for spring semester.

  • After Thanksgiving

    Exams

    Notify the First Year of Studies if you have final exam conflicts that need to be resolved.

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First Year To-Do List for December

  • Nov 27 – Dec 9

    CIF

    You must complete the Course Instructor Feedback to receive your final grades online a week early. Learn More

  • Dec 10 – 14

    Final Exams

    Most first-year students will have exams on the Friday of exam week. Travel arrangements should not be made before your last exam. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for January

  • Jan 9

    Roll Call

    Answer the ND Roll Call email immediately Learn More

  • Jan 14

    Schedule

    Schedule adjustments can be made on Schedule Adjustment Day, the Monday before classes start. Learn More

  • By Spring Break

    Declaration

    You must schedule a mandatory meeting with your First Year Advisor to discuss your experience and declare your college program. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for February

  • Feb — Mar

    Major Info

    Check the calendar on the First Year of Studies regularly for major information events. Learn More

  • By Spring Break

    Declaration

    You must complete your formal college declaration process to register for the fall semester of your sophomore year.

  • April 15

    Financial Aid Update

    You must file the 2019/2020 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for March

  • Feb — Apr

    Major Info

    Check the calendar on the First Year of Studies regularly for major information events. Learn More

  • By Spring Break

    Declaration

    You must complete your formal college declaration process to register for fall semester of your sophomore year.

  • April 15

    Financial Aid Update

    You must file the 2019/2020 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Learn More

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First Year To-Do List for April

  • Early April

    PIN Night

    Check the calendar on the First Year of Studies regularly for PIN Nights and required department events. Learn More

  • April 15

    Financial Aid Update

    You must file the 2019/2020 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Learn More

  • April 24-May 6

    CIF

    You must complete the Course Instructor Feedback to receive your final grades a week early. Learn More

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News and Perspectives

Posted

Christian Cepeda Wins Inaugural Renaissance Student Award

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Christian

Christian Cepeda, Class of 2022 and Dr. Hugh Page
 

Christian Cepeda is the inaugural winner of the First Year Renaissance Student Award in honor of Rev. Hugh R. Page, Jr., Dean of the First Year of Studies. The award goes to the student who embodies curiousity; risk-taking; perserverance and self-discipline; a thirst for knowledge and new experiences; and excellence in intellectual, artistic, and social fields. Christian is also a Balfour-Hesburgh Scholar who embodies the program’s three pillars of intellectual engagement, leadership, and commitment to service.

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