International Student Orientation

International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA) will host Fall 2017 International Student Orientation on August 16-17, 2017. All F-1 and J-1 visa holders, including new students and those returning to Notre Dame after a leave of absence, are required to attend International Student Orientation. All other U.S. visa holders, permanent residents, U.S. citizens who grew up abroad, parents, and spouses are also invited to attend Orientation. To register for orientation, contact Cynthia at

Orientation will provide essential information about maintaining immigration status, American culture, and life at Notre Dame as well as provide an opportunity to meet fellow international students and ISSA staff. Students may complete a mandatory health history and tuberculosis (TB) screening after the Orientation. You'll find the orientation schedule here -

All F-1 and J-1 visa holders are required to attend International Student Orientation and must register with International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA) within 30 days of the program start date. All students should complete the Orientation Registration Form (arrives in the welcome email) to confirm their attendance at International Student Orientation. The orientation schedule can be found here.

Orientation Housing


Undergraduate Students Living On Campus: Undergraduate students who attend International Student Orientation may move into their permanent residence hall rooms on Tuesday, August 15.

Graduate Students & Students Living Off Campus: Graduate students or students living off campus, should contact their rector or landlord to arrange a move-in time prior to the start of International Student Orientation.

Temporary Housing: Students who need temporary housing prior to moving into pre-season housing or a permanent residence, may stay at Sacred Heart Parish Center for a fee by making a reservation with Christina Maciejczyk: or +1-574-631-9436. For more information about temporary housing or hotels, visit Housing and Hotels.

Parents & Family: Parents and family members are not permitted to stay in residence hall rooms. For more information regarding temporary housing or hotels, please visit the Housing and Hotels page.


If you have any questions, you may contact us at or 1-574-631-3825. 

For a list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Orientation, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For pre-arrival information, please visit our Newly Admitted Students page.

For more information about housing during Orientation, please visit our Housing and Hotels page.