First-Year Student Summer 2024 Timeline

Incoming first-year students will register for Fall 2024 courses in mid-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.

For a concise list of required tasks, check out the First-Year Student Summer 2024 To-Do List.

May

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 following 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? Learn more about activating your Notre Dame NetID.

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 6: 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 7: The Center for University Advising's Pre-Advising Academic Survey goes live and 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. After May 7, access the survey by following this link

May 9: An invitation to take the ND Calculus Readiness Test will be sent to all first-year students. The invitation will explain in detail which students are required to take this test based on their programs of study. Click here to see the invitation from May 9.

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 Services 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 is June 3.

May 21: Deadline for the Center for University Advising Pre-Advising Academic Survey. Today, the new first-year student housing application is available. To receive your housing assignment on June 28, complete this application by June 3.

May 22: 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 24: Deadline to Authorize Payers in IRISHPAY. (Questions? Check out the Office of Student Accounts FAQ page.)

May 28: Deadline to complete the ND Calculus Readiness Test.

May 29: All first-year students will receive an introduction email from their assigned first-year advisor. This email will also include instructions for completing Module 1: Understanding the Curriculum of the Center for University Advising Summer Advising Module in Canvas. Canvas is Notre Dame’s learning management system (LMS) used by faculty and staff to share learning materials and activities. Review the information sent in the email to schedule an advising appointment and complete Module 1 of the Summer Advising Module before you meet with your advisor. These appointments are conducted via Zoom. Learn more about downloading Zoom on your device.

June

June 3: Priority deadline for the new first-year student housing application. Deadline to request accessibility support through the Center for Student Support and Care or housing accommodation requests, if needed.

June 3 - July 12: You will complete Module 1: Understanding the Curriculum of the Summer Advising Module and then meet 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? You can begin Module 2: Preparing for Registration of the Summer Advising Module. You should also 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.

June 12: Deadline to register for placement exams for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

June 14: 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.

June 18 - 20: First-year advisors will host academic advising Q&A sessions via Zoom. These sessions are a great way to learn more about the curricular requirements for your intended college or school. Follow the directions listed on the Academic Advising Q&A Sessions page to register.

June 20: Deadline to request all Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IB HL) scores (including those taken before your senior year of high school) be sent to Notre Dame. (Questions? Check out Sending AP Scores and How to use your free score send from the College Board and Requesting transcripts and certificates from the IB.)

June 27: Students who scored in the 500-700 range on the Calculus Readiness Test are invited to join a specialized "Picking a Calculus Course" Q&A session via Zoom. Follow the directions on the Calculus Readiness Test page to join. 

Last week of June: Around the last week of June, incoming students can 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.

Last week of June: Review IT at Notre Dame for Students. 

June 28: First-year students who complete their housing application by June 3 will receive their housing assignment.

July

July 1 - 12: If you haven't already, meet one-on-one via Zoom with your first-year advisor to prepare for registration. Before meeting with them, you should complete Module 1: Understanding the Curriculum of the Summer Advising Module. If you have already met with your advisor, you are ready to begin and complete Module 2: Preparing for Registration of the Summer Advising Module.

July 5: Deadline to submit your immunization records to University Health Services. (Note: It may take 2 - 3 weeks for your immunization information to be processed. As long as immunization records are submitted before July 5, this processing delay will not affect your registration.)

July 8: Confirm that all AP, IB HL, or SAT II scores are listed in "My Test Scores" within InsideND. If anything is missing, review the steps to submit score reports to ND on the AP Exam Credit and IB HL Exam Credit pages.

July 8: Deadline to take an ND Language Placement Exam if needed

July 9 - 11: First-year advisors will host academic advising Q&A sessions via Zoom. These sessions are a great way to learn more about the curricular requirements for your intended college or school. Follow the directions listed on the Academic Advising Q&A Sessions page to register.

July 10:

  • 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 (link will be available in July) to find your Moreau Neighborhood and identify the Moreau course sections (FYS 10101-XX) available to you.

  • First-year students will receive 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.

July 12: Deadline to Submit a photo for your Irish1Card.

July 12 - 15: Final Registration Preparation

  • Revise your PATH plan and prepare a list of alternate courses. You will not get into your top choice for every course, so you must have backups prepared.

  • Review the content from Module 2: Preparing for Registration of the Summer Advising Module, especially 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 and again beginning at 11:59 PM on July 17. 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 the Course Reference Numbers (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 Registration Help Room in case you run into any issues.

July 16 - 17: 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 Registration Help Rooms for anyone needing assistance with the registration process.

July 18 - 26: All first-year students will have access to NOVO beginning at 11:59 PM EDT on July 17. This access will continue through the first week of classes. Before July 26, 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 22 - 26: 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 24: Registration opens for the 2024 First Lecture Series. Register for your preferred lecture before August 5.

July 25: All first-year students will receive an invitation to complete the ND Survey for New Students via their ND Gmail account.

August

August 1: Deadline to sign the Academic Code of Honor (required.)

August 5: All first-year students will receive an invitation to complete the required AlcoholEdu and Building Community the Notre Dame Way learning modules.

August 5: Deadline to register for your preferred lecture in the First Lecture Series (required.)

August 15: Deadline to complete the ND Survey for New Students (sent to your ND Gmail in late July.)

August 16: Deadline to register for the optional ND Math Credit Exam (held in person during Welcome Weekend.)

August 23: Deadline to complete AlcoholEdu, Building Community the Notre Dame Way, and the Active Violence and Emergency Planning Training (sent to your ND Gmail account on July 29.)

August 23: 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 26: First-year advisors will host drop-in hours for questions or concerns. More information will be available on the Welcome Weekend website.

August 27: Enjoy your first day of classes as a Notre Dame student!

September

September 3: Deadline for course changes.

September 3 - October 18: All first-year students will meet with their first-year advisor before Fall Break.