August Checklist

  • Early August

    Fall Course Schedule

    Review your fall semester course schedule.

  • Mid-August

    Complete ND Roll Call

    Answer the ND Roll Call email immediately and confirm your status as a student for Fall 2020. Learn More

  • Dates TBD

    Welcome Weekend

    Review your personalized Welcome Weekend schedule and download the Mobile App to keep track of required events. Check for dates and schedules. Learn More


This page was last updated on May 21, 2020. The information below is intended as a guide and is subject to change.

Your fall course schedule will be available through insideND in early August. If you have questions about your schedule, you are welcome to email your First Year Advisor. Changes can be made to schedules through the sixth day of classes, however, advisors and professors recommend changes be made as soon as possible so you can begin the semester in a prepared manner. 

After reviewing your fall course schedule, you should plan to contact your First Year Advisor if:

  • You do not have five courses and the Moreau First Year Experience course on your schedule (do not count labs, tutorials, musical activities, and other voluntary courses as separate academic classes)
  • You are scheduled for a course for which you have already earned credit by examination through the AP or IB programs or through taking a Notre Dame credit exam
  • You are considering an International Study program for sophomore year
  • You have another concern about your class schedule 

Your advisor may send specific instructions for course change meetings to your ND email account.

Welcome Weekend

All first-year students are required to attend Welcome Weekend, a distinctly Notre Dame celebration of our new community. Welcome Weekend begins with move-in on the Friday before fall courses start and continues through Sunday. The weekend is filled with a variety of opportunities, resources, and milestones for both students and family members. We hope your parents or guardians can join you and celebrate your official welcome to Notre Dame.  

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 be staged to allow for testing and orientation. Details about the staged return of students and welcome activities for new students will be shared as they are finalized, with an update provided no later than June 15, 2020. While prior Welcome Weekend schedules are available on the Welcome Weekend website, please note that these programs and activities are subject to change. 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website for the most current information.

Notre Dame Placement and Credit Testing

First-year advisors administer exams for placement in foreign language and credit in mathematics prior to the start of classes. Pre-registration is required.

ND Roll Call

Before each semester begins, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with a link to ND Roll Call. Plan to complete the ND Roll Call questions soon after receiving the email. It takes just a couple of minutes and the consequences are great if you do not do so. The period to answer will end at midnight on the last day for all class changes – the 6th class day. If you do not answer ND Roll Call by the deadline, all of the courses on your schedule will be dropped.