International Student Orientation

International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA) will host Fall 2018 International Student Orientation on August 14 - 16, 2018. 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. The link to RSVP for orientation is in your I-20 or DS-2019 document packet. All other U.S. visa holders, permanent residents, U.S. citizens who grew up abroad, parents, and spouses are also invited to attend Orientation, but they will need to reach out to for more information.  

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. Though there may be changes in details, you can begin planning your travels with the International Student Orientation schedule.

Orientation Housing


Undergraduate International Students Living On Campus: Undergraduate international students may move into their permanent residence hall rooms on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. More information will be included in orientation registration materials.

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 1-574-631-1138. 

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.