November Checklist

  • Early Nov

    Majors Night

    Explore your academic options with representatives from departments in the College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Science, as well as Notre Dame programs, centers, and institutes.

  • Early November

    Advisor Meeting

    You must attend your advisor’s meeting to learn how to register for spring semester.

  • After Thanksgiving


    Notify First Year Advising if you have final exam conflicts that need to be resolved.


The information below relates to the 2019-2020 academic year. Updated instructions will be offered when details for the 2020-2021 academic year have been finalized. 


Your First Year advisor will conduct general advising sessions early in November to assist you with planning your spring semester schedule. You are required to attend one of these meetings.

At the meeting, you will be given information about program (major) requirements, how to build your schedule, registration information for spring, and your PIN (Personal Identification Number), which you will need to access the online registration system on the day you register.

You are strongly encouraged to check NOVO for registration holds well before the date you register so you have time to clear them up if necessary. NOVO will not allow you to register if a hold is present at your registration time.

For special situations and individual assistance, make an appointment with your advisor after attending your general advising meeting. 

First-year students will register on the morning of November 25. Your Registration Time Ticket will be assigned to you by the Office of the Registrar. This Time Ticket will be available to you in NOVO early in November.

First Semester Final Exams

Be sure you know your final exam schedule. Complete an Exam Conflict eForm (available on insideND) prior to December 9 IF: 

  • You have more than two exams scheduled on the same day
  • You have more than three exams in a 24-hour period
  • You have more than one exam scheduled at the same time

You are also encouraged to talk with your advisor if you have a final exam conflict or questions about the time or location of an exam.

If you are having problems in class that are related to a learning disability, you may be able to access accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.