January 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. 


Schedule Adjustment

Advisors will meet with students regarding course changes in early February, the Monday and Tuesday before classes start. Students can discuss their schedules with advisors until the University’s last day for course changes, the sixth class day after the semester starts.

College Declaration

The formal declaration of your future college takes place in the spring semester and requires a meeting with your First Year Advisor who will assist you with completing the declaration process. Before this meeting takes place, you will be asked to complete a set of mid-year self-reflection questions that will provide background information to help your advisor support you in making a well-informed decision about the future of your studies at Notre Dame.

The assignment of your Web Registration Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the fall of your sophomore year will be based on your formally declared college information, so it is important that you complete this requirement prior to spring break. You will receive your PIN at a general advising session hosted by your college and/or major. These sessions, also known as “PIN Nights”, will take place in April. You must attend an advising session to receive your PIN that will enable you to register for sophomore fall semester courses.