There are four critical times that you must meet with your advisor during your first year:
A general advising session on the Friday of Welcome Weekend, to fully understand the academic requirements.
A one-on-one meeting within the first half of the first semester (i.e., before Fall Break in October), to discuss your transition to Notre Dame.
A general advising session in November, to prepare to register for spring semester classes.
A one-on-one meeting within the first half of the second semester (i.e. before Spring Break in March), to discuss plans for your sophomore year and to make your formal college declaration.
These meetings are required for all first-year students, but they aren’t the only times that you can connect with your First Year advisor. Your advisor can meet with you, or communicate with you by phone or email, anytime you want to talk.