December Checklist


On September 23rd, Fr. John Jenkins shared the following remarks about the Winter Session of the 2021 Spring Semester: "We...plan to offer a variety of opportunities to students from internships to group projects to virtual language tables to online courses. You can expect to hear more about these opportunities in the weeks ahead from the Provost’s Office. The fee for one online course during the Winter Session will be waived for those who are enrolled as full-time students for the 2021 Spring Semester. In addition, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is developing programs and resources for students who are interested in using the Winter Session for career discernment, and you will soon receive more information about those opportunities as well." This page will be updated as details for the Winter Session are finalized. 

Grades for the First Semester

Dean’s Honor List

Students on the Dean’s Honor List will be officially notified at the start of the second semester. A student qualifies for the Dean’s Honor List by achieving a GPA for the semester that is in the top 30% of the class.

Probation and Dismissal

Students on probation will be officially notified after the beginning of the second semester. Students to be dismissed because of academic failure will be notified after the grades are made available.

Undergraduate Research Options

Notre Dame has recently dedicated significant resources to undergraduate research. Taking part in undergraduate research can help you:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of research techniques
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom in the real world, making your learning both relevant and practical
  • Become acquainted with the research and literature in your chosen field
  • Experience how your efforts can contribute to a field of research, possibly while traveling and meeting people from all over the world

If you are interested in involving yourself in research, explore research opportunities and possible funding for your undergraduate research at websites below, and then plan to talk with your First Year advisor in the spring semester.

Summer Study Abroad Programs 

Interested in a summer study abroad program? Information and a link to the online application can be found on the Study Abroad website. If you have questions, contact your First Year advisor.