First-Year Student Summer 2023 Timeline
First-Year Student Summer 2023 Timeline
Incoming first-year students will register for Fall 2023 courses in late July. This page outlines an overview of the summer and concrete steps you can take to prepare for course registration and your first semester at Notre Dame.
Included alongside these registration tasks are anticipated communication dates and additional Welcome Weekend To-Do List Items, described with greater detail on the Welcome Weekend website. For a concise list of required tasks, check out the First-Year Student Summer 2023 To-Do List.
May 2: All first-year students will receive a Welcome Letter from Assistant Provost Elly Brenner and the entire Center for University Advising team. Starting this day, some students will be able to activate their NetID. This log-in information will be used to access all Notre Dame online systems, as well as Notre Dame Gmail. Over the next few days, all incoming first-year students will receive an email from "Okta." Notre Dame uses Okta to manage IT services central to your life as a student. The email from Okta contains a unique link that will enable you to activate your NetID, access your new email account, and check your inbox daily. Not all Okta emails are sent at once. If you don't receive an email on May 2, do not worry. You'll receive it within the next few days. Need some help? View the Activating your NetID and Enrolling your Account in Okta video from Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies.
May 3: All first-year students will receive a Welcome Letter from First Year Advising. This letter will outline further upcoming FirstYear@ND emails, our tradition of integrative and personalized one-on-one academic advising, social media resources, and the upcoming Pre-Advising Academic Survey. You also are encouraged to engage with the First Year Advising Instagram.
May 4: All first-year students and their families will receive their first email from Welcome Weekend. To learn more about Welcome Weekend, visit welcomeweekend.nd.edu.
May 9: The Center for University Advising's Pre-Advising Academic Survey will be sent to all students via their ND Gmail account. Your response will help your advisor provide you the advising that you need based on your academic background and interests. Access the survey by following the link provided in the email from First Year Advising.
May 11: An invitation to take the ND Calculus Readiness Test will be sent to all first-year students. You may be required to take this test depending on your intended program of study. View the communication sent to your Notre Dame Gmail inbox here.
Mid-May: The Center for Student Support and Care will begin to review requests and documentation of accommodations for incoming students. Explore the programs, policies, practices, and procedures that enable students with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to benefit from and have access to college programs and services at Notre Dame on the Accessibility Support page. Once you are enrolled and have a NetID, you can complete the Initial Accommodation Request form. You can upload documentation within that form. Once the information has been received, a staff member from Sara Bea Accessibility Services will reach out regarding a meeting to review your request(s), if deemed necessary. Learn more about Accessibility Services of all kinds on the Center for Student Support and Care website. The deadline for new first year students to submit housing accommodation needs to the Sara Bea Accessibility Services Office is June 5.
May 23: The Center for University Advising Pre-Advising Academic Survey is due. Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - New first-year student housing application is available.
May 24: With your survey complete, you can now begin to review Requirements and Credits, Registration Tools and Resources and How to use PATH Class Search. For many students, it may be helpful to begin with the Sample First-Year Student Schedules page. After reading the information in these sections, you will build a tentative course plan and discuss this plan with a first-year advisor during your one-on-one meeting in June or July.
May 25: Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - Authorize Payers in IRISHPAY.
May 30: The ND Calculus Readiness Test is due.
May 30 - June 1: First-year advisors will be hosting academic advising information sessions via Zoom. These sessions are a great way for you to learn more about the curricular requirements for your intended college or school and to prepare for your one-on-one meeting with your advisor later in the summer. Complete the three-step process to review, register, and prepare for an academic advising information session on the How to register for an academic advising information session page.
June 1: All first-year students will receive an introduction email from their assigned first-year advisor. Review the information sent in the email to register for an advising appointment. These appointments are conducted via Zoom. Learn more about downloading Zoom on your device.
June 5: Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - Deadline for new first-year students to complete their housing application.
June 5-July 14: You will be meeting one-on-one via Zoom with your first-year advisor to prepare for registration. This is a chance for you to connect with the Center for University Advising, learn more about your first year, and review a plan for course registration. Already met with your advisor? Continue to review Requirements and Credits, Registration Tools and Resources and How to use PATH Class Search. For many students, it may be helpful to begin with the Sample First-Year Student Schedules page.
Mid-June: All first-year students and their families will receive an email from Welcome Weekend with updates and recommendations. To learn more about Welcome Weekend, visit welcomeweekend.nd.edu.
Late-June: Around the last week of June, incoming students are able to look up their registration time ticket and identify any existing "holds" on their registration. Review the How to find your registration time ticket and holds page for directions. Contact your first-year advisor if you see any "Holds." Questions about accessing NOVO? View the How to Register with NOVO video.
June 30: Deadline to sign the Academic Code of Honor. Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - Send Immunizations and Health Records to University Health Services.
July 1-14: If you haven't already, you will be meeting one-on-one via Zoom with your first-year advisor to prepare for registration.
July 5: Confirm that all AP, IB HL Exam, or SAT II scores are listed in "My Test Scores" within InsideND. If anything is missing, review the steps to have score reports sent to ND on the AP Exam Credit and IB HL Exam Credit pages.
- With housing assignments released, you can now begin to consider which sections of FYS 10101 are available to you. Since you must register for a FYS 10101 section that falls within your housing assignment’s “Moreau Neighborhood,” not all sections are available to you for registration. In July, follow this link to find your Moreau Neighborhood and identify the Moreau FYE course sections (FYS 10101-XX) available to you.
First-year students will receive room assignments, detailed move-in information, and how to sign-up for an arrival time from Residential Life in early July. Students participating in the ND Math Credit Exam should sign up for an arrival time between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. For more information about move-in and arrival to your residence hall please click here.
Notre Dame Language Placement Exams should be completed, if necessary.
- Revise your PATH plan and prepare a list of alternate courses. You will not get into your top choice for every course, so it is essential that you have back-ups prepared.
- Review the How to register using NOVO video.
- Contact your first-year advisor if you have questions about your course selections.
- Find your Moreau Neighborhood and identify the Moreau FYE course sections (FYS 10101-XX) available to you.
- Make sure you have arranged for access to a reliable internet connection. If you won't have access to the internet when your time ticket becomes active, you will still be able to register for courses until 11:59 PM EDT on the day of your time ticket activation or from 11:59 PM on July 20. If you will not have internet access at all during the registration period, please contact your advisor.
- Double-check that your PATH plan isn’t showing any potential registration errors. Seats in some courses will be opened gradually over the course of registration week so do not worry if courses in your plan are showing as full right now. There is a chance they could be open when it is your time to register.
- Make a list of your CRNs for all of the courses you plan to register for, even if they are already in your PATH plan.
- Have the Zoom link ready for the Advising Help Room in case you run into any issues
July 16: Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - Submit a photo for your Irish1Card.
July 18-20: This is the first-year student registration period. You will register for your first courses as a Notre Dame student and embark on your undergraduate educational journey. First-year advisors will host virtual help rooms for anyone needing assistance with the registration process.
July 20 - July 31: All first-year students will have access to NOVO beginning at 11:59 PM EDT on July 20. This access will continue through the first week of classes. Before July 31, make sure you are registered for all of your required and appropriate courses. You can also explore NOVO and check back regularly to see if any seats have opened in a course of interest.
July 24-28: Your first-year advisor will check your schedule to make sure that you are registered for the appropriate courses for your college and major. Your first-year advisor will email you if you need to make any changes.
July 26: The 2023 First Lecture Series launches! Register for your preferred lecture in the First Lecture Series.
Late July: All first-year students and their families will receive an email from Welcome Weekend with updates and recommendations. To learn more about Welcome Weekend, visit welcomeweekend.nd.edu.
August 9: Welcome Weekend To-Do List Item - Register for your preferred lecture in the First Lecture Series.
August 9: Registration for the optional ND Math Credit Exam (held in person during Welcome Weekend) is due.
August 18: Welcome Weekend begins! Your first-year advisor looks forward to meeting you in person throughout the weekend. ND Math Credit Exams take place. Review the ND Math Credit Exam page for more information.
August 21: First-year advisors will host drop-in hours for questions or concerns. More information will be available on the Welcome Weekend website.
August 22: Enjoy your first day of classes as a Notre Dame student!
August 27: Your access to NOVO ends. If you need to make any changes to your courses after this day, contact your first-year advisor.
August 29: This is the last day for course changes.
August 30 - Oct. 13: All first-year students will meet with their first-year advisor before Fall Break.