Campus Connections

In addition to following the steps listed in ISSA’s Pre-Arival Materials, please make sure to complete the pre-arrival and arrival steps listed in your acceptance packet from the University of Notre Dame. Here is a summary of some of those steps:

Preparing for Life at Notre Dame


Email Account

You may set up your email account before arriving on campus. First obtain your student identification number (ndID) from Graduate or Undergraduate Admissions. Then, go to the the Net ID Activation website and follow the instructions to obtain a NetID and set up your University email account.

Access InsideND Website

With your NetID and password, you will be able to access InsideND, which is where you will find class schedules, student account information, financial aid information, links to housing applications, etc.

Student Account

You will receive an email from the Office of Student Accounts with instructions on how to log into IRISHPAY to view your statement. The University has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to provide a convenient, economical, and efficient wire transfer process for international students. The details of the Western Union Bank to Bank Transfer process, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), are outlined in the International Student Accounts Payments section of the Office of Student Accounts' website. For questions regarding paying your statement, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at

Academic Guidance

Contact your academic department directly for information about selecting courses, departmental orientations, and exams, etc.
  • Graduate Students: You will be assigned an advisor through your academic department.
  • Undergraduate students: You will be assigned an advisor in the First-Year of Studies Department during Freshman Orientation.

Student Identification (ID) Card/Meal Plans/Domer Dollars

You may sign up for your student identification (ID) card and meal plans, and apply for Domer Dollars, a system of electronic funds attached to your ID card for on-campus purchases, in the Campus Card Office, located in Grace Hall (574-631-7814). Please write down your University student ID number (or “ndID” number) to present to the Campus Card staff. There will be an opportunity to get your ID card during International Student Orientation.

Class Registration

Remember that before you will be allowed to enroll and register for classes on the InsideND site, you must register your immigration documents with ISSA in 105 Main Building and complete the health history and tuberculosis (TB) screening. If you still have questions after attending International Student Orientation, please refer to the Registrar’s website for information about how to enroll and register for classes.

Day-to-Day Living


You may apply for on-campus undergraduate, graduate, and married housing at the Office of Housing’s website. For off-campus housing information, please visit the Housing page.

Temporary Housing

If your housing is not available at the time of your arrival, you may choose to stay on campus in temporary housing or at a nearby hotel or motel. Please refer to the Temporary Housing and Hotels page for options.

Financial Services

The following financial services are available on campus:

The following banks and credit unions have branches within one mile of campus:

Other Services

For obtaining other on-campus and off-campus services, please refer to the International Student & Scholar Handbook (PDF).