First Year Communications

Enrolling at Notre Dame is a new beginning. We'll help you find what's next.

This summer, you can expect to find helpful reminders and resources here. Our mission is to accompany you not only through this time of transition, but through your transformative first year as a Notre Dame student.

Welcome, Class of 2025!

Below you can find PDF versions of "First Steps Home," your Center for University Advising Summer Newsletter, as well as select letters sent to your ND Gmail account. The date listed for each edition of First Steps Home may differ from the date on which you received your copy. Your reception is contingent upon the date of your enrollment at the University of Notre Dame. If you are an enrolled student and have not received the "First Steps Home" newsletter via your new ND Gmail account, please contact

Class of 2025:


June 2021

First Steps Home: Edition 5 (June 8 2021)

First Steps Home: Edition 4 (June 1 2021)


May 2021

First Steps Home: Edition 3 (May 25 2021)

First Steps Home: Edition 2 (May 18 2021)

First Steps Home: Edition 1 (May 11 2021)

Welcome Home: A Letter from Assistant Provost Elly Brenner (May 4 2021)


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Class of 2024:

Are you a rising Sophomore? Click here to view your communications from the 2020-2021 Academic Year.