Important Dates & Milestones

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, the Welcome Weekend website, Notre Dame’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website for the most current information. 

 

The information below has not yet been updated to reflect the University's new August 10, 2020 start date. These changes will be incorporated once the Office of the Registrar has outlined the new academic calendar.

Previous Fall 2020 Calendar


Aug 19  Aug 21

  • Orientation for new international students at Notre Dame


Aug 21

  • Undergraduate halls open for first year student move-in beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Aug 21 — Aug 24

  • Welcome Weekend and advising for first-year undergraduate students


Aug 24

  • Schedule Adjustment Day


Aug 25

  • Classes begin for Notre Dame


Sep 1

  • Last day for class changes


Sep 7

  • Labor Day - classes are in session


Oct 17  Oct 25

  • Mid-term break


Oct 30

  • Last day for course discontinuance at Notre Dame


Nov 16 — Dec 2

  • Registration for the Spring 2020 semester


Nov 25  29

  • Thanksgiving Holiday


Dec 1  Dec 13

  • Course Instructor Feedback administered at Notre Dame


Dec 10

  • Last class day


Dec 11  Dec 13

  • Reading days (no examinations)


Dec 14  Dec 18

  • Final examinations


Dec 19

  • Undergraduate halls close at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Spring 2020


Jan 10

  • Residence halls open for move-in at 9:00 a.m.

Jan 11

  • Schedule Adjustment Day

Jan 12

  • First day of classes

Jan 19

  • Last day for all course changes

Mar 6  14

  • Mid-term Break

Mar 17

  • Registration begins for Summer Session 2020

Mar 19

  • Last day for course discontinuance

Apr 2  5

  • Easter Holiday

Apr 12  21

  • Registration Appointments for Fall 2020 Semester

Late April

  • Financial aid application deadline for 2021-2022

Apr 28

  • Last day of class

Apr 29  May 2 

  • Reading days

May 3  7

  • Final exams

May 8

  • Undergraduate halls close at 2 p.m.