Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame!

Opening Day picnic at Notre Dame

The staff 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. 

As a new Notre Dame student, you will have steps to complete for the university before arriving, and as a new international student, you have the steps below to complete to successfully begin your F-1 or J-1 status. If you have questions after reading through this information, please contact us at issa@nd.edu or +1(574) 631-3825. 

First Steps 


Attend International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation


Getting Settled


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.