Welcome Week 2020

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Your Notre Dame Journey Starts Here. Welcome Home.

August 3rd - 4th and August 5th - 6th


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Based on public health considerations related to move-in staging and gathering size, we currently anticipate offering two Welcome programs for new undergraduate students and families: first from Monday, Aug. 3 to Tuesday, Aug. 4, and again from Wednesday, Aug. 5 to Thursday, Aug. 6. Students and families can expect the same Welcome Week experience at each program. Following the conclusion of each Welcome program on Tuesday, Aug. 4 or Thursday. Aug. 6, student-only programming will continue through the start of classes. We sincerely appreciate the patience of students and families as we plan for a safe learning, research, and working environment. Please continue to check this page and Notre Dame’s Return to Campus website for the most current information. University President Fr. John I. Jenkins announced on May 18 that fall semester classes will begin the week of August 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.  While the University intends to bring all our students back to campus for the semester, the return of students may allow for testing and will be coordinated in collaboration with local public health officials. We are excited for you to begin your journey at Notre Dame this fall, and our team looks forward to introducing you to campus. Welcome Week is designed to help you make connections, learn more about academic and campus resources, form community, and find your home at Notre Dame.

Students living on campus will attend a program based on their assigned move in date. Over the next few weeks, we will share further details about the timing of housing assignments, assigned student move in dates, and a detailed Welcome program. We are also preparing virtual welcome content that will be included on the Welcome Week website as it is released.

Our Welcome Week team is committed to providing full access to all of our programs and services for participants with potential access needs such as a disability. If you require accommodations for a disability (visible or invisible) to fully participate in Welcome Week programs, please contact the New Student Engagement Team at welcome@nd.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

Even though these changes present new challenges to us, we are grateful you will begin your undergraduate years here at Notre Dame and look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Welcome Week is mandatory for all first-year students. 

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020 and is subject to change.