At the beginning of your program at Notre Dame, Notre Dame International (NDI) provides an International Student Orientation which is mandatory for ALL visiting international students. Even though this is a mandatory event, you will be required to sign up. In addition to the International Student Orientation, NDI also arranges various events, such as a welcome dinner for the visiting international student cohort.

International Student Orientation Information


Please bring your passport and DS-2019 (for J-1 students) or I-20 (for F-1 students) with you. You will be able to complete your check-in for immigration registration during the orientation. If you are unable to do so or are arriving early, you may visit our office during office walk-in hours from 1-4 pm, Mondays-Fridays.

International Student Orientation

To learn more about International Student Orientation, including dates and schedules, please visit the International Student Orientation website. If this site is not yet updated for the upcoming semester, check back in a few weeks. Please note, there is also a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) webpage that will give you additional information. 

Welcome Weekend

Students in the visiting international student programs are permitted to participate in selected events of Notre Dame’s Freshmen and Transfer student Welcome Weekend (only applicable to Fall cohort). For a detailed list of events and activities that you can participate in, please review the schedule above.

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