May Checklist

  • Early May

    Net ID

    Activate your NetID and connect with us. You will receive a message in early May when NetID activation is open.

  • May 15


    Use your ND email account for all communications. You will receive an email in early May when your Notre Dame account is ready.


This page was last updated on June 13, 2019 and is subject to change.

Good communication with your advisor and First Year Advising will be critical to your success at Notre Dame. Connecting with us in early May is very important.

Activate your NetID.

Connecting with us begins with activating your NetID in early May.

It is a violation of University policy to share your NetID and password with anyone.

Your NetID is the logon ID used to check email and to log in to other University services.

Log into insideND.

InsideND is the University’s web portal and online community. This portal makes it easy for you to find University information that answers your specific needs, saving you the trouble of searching multiple ND websites.

Use your ND email account.

Email is the main way that both First Year Advising and your first-year advisor, as well as your professors, will send information to you, so it is vital that you learn to use ND Gmail. You will receive an email in early May when your Notre Dame account is ready.

It is best practice to check your Notre Dame email account daily.

Please use proper etiquette when writing to your first-year advisor, or to other faculty and Notre Dame personnel.

Find our communications.

First Year Advising will send general communications and emails to help you meet your responsibilities and deadlines, including opportunities outside of First Year Advising that are relevant to first-year students.

Log into Sakai.

All instructors are asked to post course materials on Sakai, a platform for learning and collaboration that houses course sites.

Instructions for accessing Sakai