New Student Orientation & Welcome Weekend
Take Flight With Your New Classmates
to Notre Dame College!
As a new Notre Dame College student, you’ll get a head start on a successful, enjoyable college career with our New Student Orientation and our Welcome Weekend experiences.
Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, resident or commuter, New Student Orientation sessions and Welcome Weekend prior to the start of on-campus classes are designed especially for you.
You’ll get your first taste of the many opportunities our College has to offer, getting comfortable with campus, preparing for classes, making new friends and creating lasting memories.
New Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend are mandatory events for all incoming new students.
Details for summer and fall 2023 are forthcoming!
Email Chis Gill, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, at email@example.com if you have questions!
On the Agenda
During summer on-campus orientation, students get to know other newly admitted Falcons in their class year and hear from current Notre Dame students about how to enrich their experiences at the College—all while visiting various facilities on campus and sharing lunch in the Notre Dame dining hall.
New Student Orientation 2023 takes place on the following dates:
- Wednesday, May 24
- Saturday, June 10
- Friday, June 23
- Friday, July 14
- Thursday, August 3
- Thursday, August 24
On the Agenda
Welcome Weekend 2023 will take place Aug. 25-27, which is the weekend before fall on-campus classes begin on Monday, Aug. 28.
Events will include the College’s traditional Academic Opening Convocation, an all-campus picnic, student organization involvement fair, mixers and many opportunities to make new friends. Attendance is required for several programs.
We welcome families to come to the Welcome Weekend kick-off, too! Details are forthcoming.
Welcome Weekend Frequently Asked Questions
What's Welcome Weekend?
Am I required to attend Welcome Weekend?
Welcome Weekend is the start of your college experience and attendance is expected of all first-year students. The welcome experience engages undergraduates in the culture of the College immediately upon their arrival on campus. The first three weeks of a first-year student’s experience are critical to their success. Your First Year Falcon’s (FYF) class will meet during Welcome Weekend and attendance will be taken.
Do I need to be at every Welcome Weekend event?
I'm a commuter. Am I included in Welcome Weekend activities?
I'm an upper class transfer student. Why do I need to attend Welcome Weekend?
Do my parents attend Welcome Weekend?
Will returning students be at Welcome Weekend?
I already attended orientation. How is Welcome Weekend different?
Why is Academic Opening Convocation part of Welcome Weekend?
During the ceremony, each new student is presented a small medal featuring the College seal. The medallion represents the start of each student’s pursuit of personal, professional and global discovery as members of the Notre Dame family of scholars.
What is proper attire for Welcome Weekend?
What if I don’t have my College ID during Welcome Weekend activities?
Some Welcome Weekend activities involve food. What if I have special dietary needs?
What if my sports team has practice or meetings during Welcome Weekend activities?
What if I am sick during Welcome Weekend?
What if I do not have someone to attend Welcome Weekend with me?
Get Ready for Orientation and Welcome Weekend
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