Notre Dame NetID and Emails

Once admitted, you will receive detailed information about your student ID, Net ID, and Notre Dame email address. After the admission decision has been sent and you have gained access to your ND email, all communication will be sent to your ND email account.

Visa and Immigration

All exchange and visiting international students are required to obtain a F-1 (ASAP program) or J-1 (exchange students) visa. Notre Dame International will provide the necessary documents (I-20 for F-1 students and DS-2019 for J-1 students) to obtain the visa. We also provide immigration related advising services to all F-1 and J-1 students. Please visit the ISSA website to find information on Social Security, Academic Training, Working on Campus, and other immigration related topics.

Required Immunizations

You are required to meet the university’s immunization requirements and will also be responsible for completing and submitting a medical and physical history form to the Student Health Center. You can find a PDF of this form here and enter your vaccination records in Notre Dame’s portal.

Health Insurance

The University of Notre Dame requires that all students are covered by health insurance. You must enroll in the University's health care plan for the duration of your time spent at Notre Dame. This insurance will ensure that your medical expenses are covered if you become ill or injured during your time studying at Notre Dame. Visit the university’s health services website for more information.

Packing Advice

Dormitories and off campus apartments usually do not provide linens, pillows, towels, or other personal items. You will either have to bring these items to campus or purchase them upon arrival. Please also keep in mind that winter in South Bend can be very cold and snowy. You should consider bringing or purchasing a warm winter coat, boots, and other clothes to keep you warm. Make sure you pack enough toiletries to last you for the first couple of days or week until you get a chance to shop for additional products at the convenient store near campus. Finally, you should bring necessary U.S. converters and adaptors for electrical outlets to be able to use your electronic devices on campus.

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