November Checklist

  • Nov 8

    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


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

  • After Thanksgiving


    Notify the First Year of Studies if you have final exam conflicts that need to be resolved.


Your First Year advisor will conduct general advising meetings to assist you in planning for your spring courses. These meetings are mandatory.

At these meetings, you will be given information about program (major) requirements, how to build a schedule, registration information for spring, and your PIN (Personal Identification Number), needed to access the online registration system.

Be sure to check NOVO for registration holds.

For special situations and individual assistance, you should make an appointment with your advisor after attending your general advising meeting. First-year students will register in the fourth registration period. 

Your Registration Time Ticket will be assigned to you by the Office of the Registrar. This Time Ticket will tell you when you are allowed to register — half of the class will register on the first day and the other half will register on the second day.

Your time ticket will be available to you in NOVO. You can view detailed instructions on how to use NOVO online.

First Semester Final Exams

Be sure you know your final exam schedule. Talk to your advisor immediately if you have questions about the time or location of an exam. See your advisor as soon as possible 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.

Issues with your exam schedule must be submitted to your First Year advisor before noon on December 2.

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.