2017 New Graduate Student Orientation

Please mark your calendar for the 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation on August 14-15.

Notre Dame's graduate orientation program is designed to provide a robust introduction to life and studies at Notre Dame as well as the multiple on- and off-campus resources to support student success and well-being. We know that orientation programs done well play an important role in the retention and socialization of graduate students. (Poock, 2004) Therefore we appreciate your participation, and look forward to setting you on a reliable path to success from the moment you step on campus.

Proposed 2017 Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m. Check-In
9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction to Graduate Studies at Notre Dame
9:30-10:30 a.m. Morning Session I: Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Disability Services, CARE Consultants
10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break & Tours of DPAC
11:00-12:00 p.m. Morning Session II: Community Standards, and Title IX
12:00-12:15 p.m. Announcements & Football Ticket Drawing
12:15-12:30 p.m. President's Address
12:30-12:45 p.m. Distribution of Medallions & Walk to Lunch
12:45-2:45 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair
2:45-5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:00-5:15 p.m. Campus Heritage Tours
5:15-6:15 p.m. Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
6:15-10:15 p.m. Shuttle Service to the Century Center in Downtown South Bend
6:30-8:00 p.m. Small Group Dinners Downtown
8:00-10:00 p.m. River Lights Reception at the Century Center