Take Flight With Your New Classmates
Welcome 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 traditional Welcome Weekend experience. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, residential or commuter student, these days prior to the start of fall on-campus classes are a continuation of your summer orientation session. You’ll get your first taste of the many opportunities our campus has to offer, making new friends and creating lasting memories.
Welcome Weekend is a mandatory event for all incoming new students. Details for fall 2023 are forthcoming!
Students! Be sure you check on which day your move-in is scheduled for. Move-in times and dates are strictly enforced so please pay special attention to the time and date that has been given to you. If you have questions or you need special accommodations for move-in please contact Residence Life at 216.373.5274.
Move-in Schedule for Spring 2023
- New and transfer students: Saturday, January 14, after lunch
- Returning students: Sunday, January 15, beginning at noon
Move in check in will begin in the Administration building. New students must have completed their vector solutions online training before they can move on campus. After checking in at the check-in table students will be given a key to their residence hall room. Students must check in first and given a Fast Pass before they can receive a key to their room.
We look forward to having you on campus. Let’s go Falcons!!
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 Welcome Weekend
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