Register with ISSA
Mandatory for All New International Students
All U.S. visa holders must register with International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA). After registering with ISSA, you will be able to complete Notre Dame Roll Call. To avoid long lines at International Student Orientation, we highly recommend that you register early if possible. Bring your passport for registration.
You may register:
Before August 16:
Notre Dame International - ISSA - 105 Main Building
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16:
International Student Orientation, Jordan Hall of Science
Registration - 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders: You must present your passport to an ISSA advisor before registering with your local U.S. address.
F-1 students who have a job on-campus and do not have a U.S. Social Security number (SSN), will also need to bring a letter from their on-campus employer on university letterhead to Notre Dame International, 105 Main Building, to begin the SSN process.
For more than 50 years, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) at the University of Notre Dame has paired international students with members of the local community, allowing participants to learn more about different cultures, traditions, and languages.
For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.
That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.