Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame!

Opening Picnic

With more than 1,000 international students from nearly 90 countries attending the University, international students are an integral part of Notre Dame’s unique campus culture.

The staff members at International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) understand that the transition to a new university and culture can be challenging, which is why we offer a variety of support services and programs to help you make the most out of your time at Notre Dame. 

This page will guide you through the steps you should take as an international student prior to your arrival at Notre Dame. You should also complete the steps outlined in the other materials you will receive from the University. If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact us at issa@nd.edu or +1-574-631-3825. 

First Steps 

Pre-Arrival Immigration Information

Upload a Copy of Your Student  Visa

University Health Services Requirements & Health Insurance

Get an International Driver's Permit (Optional)

Travel to Notre Dame

Register Your Immigration Documents (Mandatory for All U.S. Visa Holders)


Attend International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation - Wednesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 21, 2014


Getting Settled

Temporary Housing and Hotels

Campus Connections

Home and Family

International Student and Scholar Handbook

Apply for ISSA's Programs


After completing the steps listed above, please browse the Current Students page for more information about maintaining your immigration status, ISSA's programs and services, and life in the United States.