Students are returning to campus or arriving for the first time and we couldn't be more excited!

Welcome Week offers a fun-filled schedule of events that will help you connect with the NDMU community and transition into the upcoming academic year. All NDMU students are encouraged to attend!

The Office of Student Engagement & Community Programs has a full week of great events planned to give you an opportunity to ease into the new school year, reconnect with classmates, and make new friends!

Fall 2021 Events

Orientation: Wednesday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 29
Welcome Week: Sunday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 4

Contact studentengagement@ndm.edu if you have any questions!

Wed. Aug. 25, 2021

First Year & Transfer Student Move-In

1:00–3:00 p.m. & 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Doyle & Meletia Halls

Check in at Meletia Hall, Feely International Center Room 003 to grab your keys and welcome goodies before heading to your room in Doyle or Meletia Hall.

Explore NDMU Offices

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Business Office: Theresa Hall, Room 123

The Business Office can answer questions about your payment or the cost of attending NDMU.

Financial Aid: Fourier Hall, Room 001

Financial Aid facilitates grants, scholarships, loans, and federal Work-Study funds to eligible entering and continuing students.

Gift Shop: Gibbons Hall, Lower Level

The Gift Shop sells NDMU merchandise and apparel. Textbooks may now be ordered online.

Mailroom: Gibbons Hall, Lower Level

Our full-service post office allows students to send and receive mail and packages on campus.

Morrissy Honors Open House: The Otenasek House

All honors students and families, please stop by the Otenasek House to meet the director and some of your peers in the honors program. You can also take a tour of the honors house.

Parking Pass: Gibbons Hall, Room 101

All students must register their vehicles with the Office of Public Safety and affix a Notre Dame registration decal. Students planning to park on campus should register their vehicle by the first day of classes for the semester. This includes vehicles owned by a third party (parents, family, etc.) that will be used.

Registrar's Office: Gibbons Hall, Room 125

The Registrar’s Office processes course registration and handles student records and transcripts.

Take Your ID Photo: Rice Hall, Room 102

Your NDMU ID card is your official Notre Dame identification. It allows you access to print, as well as buildings and rooms around campus.

Orientation Check-In & Dinner

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Doyle Hall Lawn

Stop by our table on Doyle Lawn to check in, grab some goodies, and enjoy our welcome BBQ!

Playfair

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Gym

Playfair is the perfect way to make friends on campus, build unity, and discover your school spirit!

First Floor Meeting

8:00 p.m.
Doyle & Meletia Halls

Attend your first floor meeting in your residence hall to meet your Resident Advisor (RA) and learn everything you need to know about living on campus.

Thu. Aug. 26, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Welcome & Ice Breaker

10:00–11:00 a.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

This is our first full day of Orientation. Let’s get ready for some fun!

Becoming the Professional

11:00–11:30 a.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

Learn the purpose and resources of the Career Center.

Trailblazers

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

Launched in 2010, the Trailblazer Scholars Program provides ongoing, essential support to help first-generation Women’s College students reap the benefits of college life, earn their degrees, and make their way into the world as Notre Dame graduates.

Lunch

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Change for Cap & Gown Investiture

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Business casual and academic regalia (cap & gown) are required for this event.

Meet with Your Orientation Leader & NDMU 100 Instructor

1:30–2:00 p.m.
Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Gym

Meet with your Orientation Leader and peers to take photos prior to Cap & Gown Investiture. *Bring your cap & gown with you.

New Student Cap & Gown Investiture

2:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

Cap and Gown Investiture is the official welcome for all new incoming students in the Women’s College. Similar to graduation being the end of the University experience, this event marks the beginning of your time at NDMU.

Dinner

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Campus Tour

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Meet at Doyle Hall

Take a tour around campus to become acclimated to NDMU.

Volleyball Game

7:00 p.m.
Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Gym

Cheer on our Gators as they go up against Hartford Community College.

Fri. Aug 27, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Meet with Your Orientation Leader

10:00–10:30 a.m.
Assigned Location

Check in with your Orientation Leader and continue to make new friends in your group that will last a lifetime!

Getting Involved on Campus

10:30–11:00 a.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

The Director of Student Engagement & Community Programs will go over the various ways to get involved on campus.

Inclusion & Community Standards

11:00–11:45 a.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

The Associate Dean for Inclusion and Community Standards will provide an overview of what it means to be a community member and a brief review of the Student Handbook, Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct. Honor Board Members and students on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council will discuss their roles and upcoming programs.

How to Use Student Navigate

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

The Student Navigate App lets you schedule campus appointments, find a study buddy, connect with support, and receive notifications for important upcoming dates. Learn how to use it quickly in this short session.

Lunch

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Accessibility & Health Promotion

1:00–2:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

Learn about what the Office of Accessibility and Health Promotion does and how we can support your learning experience at NDMU.

Campus Common Read

2:00–2:30 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

Each year, a book is selected for all students, faculty, and staff to read that relates to the University’s mission and our commitment to promoting social responsibility. Themes from the selection are integrated into coursework throughout the year and the author is invited to take part in a campus discussion.

Break

2:30–3:00 p.m.

College Student Inventory (CSI)

3:00–4:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

All incoming first-year students received an electronic invitation to complete the Noel Levitz College Student Inventory (CSI) as part of Title III grant efforts. The CSI is a nationally recognized readiness assessment for incoming students. We hope you have completed the assessment and are now prepared to take action on your CSI Student Report and recommended next steps.

What You Didn't Know About College

4:00–5:00 p.m.
LeClerc Hall, Auditorium

You may have a lot of questions about college and the Orientation Leaders are here to help!

Dinner & Movie

5:30 p.m.
Doyle Hall, Doyle Formal

Join the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Business for dinner and a screening of The Princess & the Frog.

Sat. Aug. 28, 2021

Returning Student Move-In

8:00–11:00 a.m. & 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Doyle & Meletia Halls

Welcome back returning students! Check in at your residence hall.

Your Notre Dame Story

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Fourier Hall, Room 103

Learn the Mission, vision and history of the University to begin your own Notre Dame story.

Service Saturday

10:00–12:00 p.m.
Fourier Hall, Room 103

Brunch

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

NDMU Talks

1:00–1:50 p.m.
Knott Science Center, Auditorium

Similar to Ted Talks, these NDMU talks will be short presentations highlighting the experiences of current NDMU students.

Orientation Leader Round Robins

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Knott Science Center, Auditorium

Orientation Leaders will lead sessions about time management, getting involved on campus, securing internships and athletics.

Dinner

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Orientation Leader Trivia

6:00–7:30 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

You’re almost at the end of Orientation! Let’s see what you’ve learned about NDMU and your Orientation Leaders.

Sun. Aug. 29, 2021

Returning Student Move-In

8:00–11:00 a.m. & 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Doyle & Meletia Halls

Welcome back, returning students! Check in at your residence hall.

Brunch with Your Orientation Leader

12:00–1:20 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

As we begin the last day of Orientation, spend some time reflecting on your experience with your group.

Identity & Allyship: Finding Your Role in Creating an Anti-Racist World

1:30–3:00 p.m.
Knott Science Center, Auditorium 

Laura Harding will lead participants through a series of activities and discussions. Explore how you define yourself and self-identify as the foundation to locate yourself and find your role in creating a diverse, equitable community and society.

Break

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Orientation Closing

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

You made it to the end of Orientation! Come celebrate with the Orientation Leaders and kick off your first week of classes.

Dinner

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Kona Ice Truck

5:00–7:00 p.m.
Outside Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Hall

Grab a tasty ice cream treat to cool you down!

Returning & Transfer Student Floor Meeting

7:00 p.m.
Doyle & Meletia Halls

Attend your first floor meeting in your residence hall to meet your Resident Advisor (RA) and learn everything you need to know about living on campus.

Mass

8:00–9:00 p.m.
Second Floor Theresa Hall, Marikle Chapel

Join Campus Ministry to reflect and pray together as you begin your time at NDMU. Held in the Catholic tradition, students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome.

Mon. Aug. 30, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Lunch

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Meet & Greet with the Alumnae/Alumni Director

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Noyes House

Stop by Noyes House, the alumni house on campus, to learn a little about the Student Alumni Leadership Council, a new student organization that the Alumni Engagement Office is launching this year.

Dinner

5:00–6:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

CAB Gator Live: Open Mic Night

7:00 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

Join Campus Activities Board and Residence Life for an Open Mic Night. Bring your best vocals, poems, stories, etc.

Tue. Aug. 31, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Bookstore Virtual Office Hours

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Virtual

Now is your chance to ask questions about how to order and return your textbooks, as well as purchasing NDMU gear in the Gift Shop in Gibbons Hall.

Lunch

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Athletics Meet & Greet

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Lobby

Stop by MBK Lobby to meet the professional staff in Athletics.

Dining Virtual Office Hours

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Virtual

Join the SAGE Dining team to learn more about dining options on campus, how your meal plan works, and answers to all your questions.

Dinner

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

School Supply Pick-Up

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Doyle Hall, Doyle Formal

Stop by Doyle Formal to pick up some school supplies and snacks from the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Engagement. Supplies are first come, first served.

Wed. Sep. 1, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Lunch

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Wellness Wednesday: Accessibility & Health Promotion

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Doyle Lawn

We will come together to explore and practice a form of wellness to potentially implement into your daily, weekly, or monthly practice.

Dinner

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Bingo with President Yam

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

Join Engagement Coordinator Kelsey and President Yam for a fun game of bingo! There will be prizes.

Volleyball Game

7:00 p.m.
Marion Burk Knott (MBK) Gym

Cheer on our Gators as they go up against Goucher College. 

Thu. Sep. 2, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Lunch

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Anchorage Program Info Session

12:15–1:15 p.m.
Doyle Hall, Doyle Formal

The Anchorage Program pairs new and current students to establish a foundation for success throughout your student experience. Program events encourage support, advice, mentorship, and community.

Health Services: Meet & Greet

2:00–2:30 p.m.
Virtual

Meet Kaitlin Pillion, our College Nurse for Health Services. Find out what health resources are available on campus and provide feedback about what programs you’d like to see!

Dinner

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Pillowcase Decorating with Housing & Residence Life

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

Join the NDMU Housing & Residence Life staff to decorate a pillowcase for your room. We want to see how creative you can be.

Fri. Sep. 3, 2021

Breakfast

7:00–9:30 a.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Lunch

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Dinner

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley/Gator Patio

Block Party

6:00 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley/Gator Patio

Getting involved on campus helps with the transition to college life, as well as providing outside-the-classroom learning and fun. Stop by the Student Engagement Block Party to learn how to get involved and make the most of your experience at NDMU!

Sat. Sep. 4, 2021

Brunch

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Dinner

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Doyle Dining Hall

Gator Game Night with Housing & Residence Life

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Lower Level Doyle Hall, Gator Alley

Come out and play some of your favorite games. We will also have some online games available. Don’t miss it!