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New Student Information

Orientation Date (new students entering in Fall 2020):

  • Wednesday, May 20
  • Friday, June 12
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Friday, August 7
  • Thursday, August 20
  • Welcome Week: Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23

Your new student orientation steps (for new students starting in Fall 2020):

  1. Register for Orientation in MyNDC
  2. Attend On-Campus Orientation
  3. Complete Online Orientation in Moodle
  4. Attend Welcome Week

New Student Orientation is a process to assist students (and their families) with their transition into our environment, institution, and campus culture.  The purpose of the on-campus program is to establish connections with the campus community, understand the academic and community expectations of being a Notre Dame College student, meet with an academic advisor, and make friends with other Falcons!  There is a component of the on-campus orientation that is specifically geared toward parents/guests.  The next step, Online Orientation, contains information specific to college-wide resources, services, and policies.  The final piece to the Orientation process is Welcome Week the week prior to classes beginning for Fall semester (August).  All steps of the New Student Orientation process are mandatory to meet the needs of first-year and transfer students.  Information regarding the New Student Experience can be found on the New Student Information website.

Attending Welcome Week:

You’re officially a Falcon!  Join us for Welcome Week to celebrate the start of Fall Semester: Thursday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 25th. Click here for your 2019 Welcome Week schedule!


Registering for Orientation in MyNDC:

  1. Log in to MyNDC using your MyNDC username and password

Your MyNDC username: First initial of first name + last name + 19*
(example: first name John, last name Smith = jsmith19)

*The last two digits of your username reflect the year your enrolled. If you submitted your enrollment fee prior to 2019, then your last two digits may reflect the year in which you enrolled.

Your MyNDC password: Your student ID number + first two letters of your last name with the first letter capitalized

(example: student ID number 123456, last name Smith = 123456Sm)
*This will no longer be your password if you have already logged into MyNDC.

  1. Select the “Orientation” tab at the top of the screen
  2. Choose your preferred Orientation date
  3. You will receive an email confirming your registration!

Attending On-Campus Orientation:

After you register on MyNDC for your Orientation session, you will receive email communications closer to your Orientation date.  We are looking forward to you joining us on campus!  Parents/guests are encouraged to attend as there are sessions specifically geared for their knowledge and transition into NDC too.

Orientation Agenda:

  • Fall 2019 Orientation agenda coming soon!

Completing Online Orientation in Moodle:

Before You Begin Online Orientation

Review the following items to make sure you are prepared:

  • You will need your MyNDC username and password (instructions sent to you via email after enrolling at NDC).  Your MyNDCand Moodle log in information are the same.
  • Although other browsers can be used, Online Orientation is best viewed using Google Chrome.

Accessing the Online Orientation

The Online Orientation is supported by the Moodle course management system.  This site includes information about college-wide and college specific policies, services, and resources.

Generally, it takes about 45-90 minutes to complete the Online Orientation. You will need to make sure you have enough time to complete the program.

Enroll and log on to Online Orientation site:

  • Use this link to access the Online Orientation site in Moodle.
  • If the course is not listed for you, please contact Mandy Means (Director of New Student Experience):


Support/Contact Information

Our Orientation staff is readily available to assist you with the Online Orientation and/or questions about the college. Feel free to contact us at

Attending Welcome Week:

You’re officially a Falcon!  Join us for Welcome Week to celebrate the start of Fall Semester: Thursday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 25th. Click here for your 2019 Welcome Week Schedule!

Residence Life Move-In:

We want to make move-in day a great experience!  Check out the Residence Life website for information regarding residence halls, FAQs, etc.  Complete your Falcon Fast Pass as your “golden ticket” to skip the lines during move-in!