Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame!

Opening Day picnic at Notre Dame

With more than 1,400 international students from nearly 97 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 or +1-574-631-3825. 

First Steps 

Attend International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation - Spring 2017 Orientation is Monday, January 16

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.