Graduate Student Orientation

Please mark your calendar for the 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation on August 3 & 4.

New Graduate Student Orientation is designed to provide a valuable and engaging introduction to life and studies at Notre Dame and to the multiple on- and off-campus resources available to support student success and well-being. Effective orientation programs play an important role in integrating graduate students into the university community, and studies have shown that graduate students who participate in orientation programs tend to have more rewarding and profitable experiences throughout their time at their institutions. We therefore appreciate your participation and look forward to setting you on a reliable path to success from the moment you step on campus.

We are happy to announce that the planned dates of Graduate Orientation will be August 3-4. We will share the schedule of events later this summer, along with university health and safety measures.  In the meantime, please email any questions to All new students are encouraged to contact their academic program about any department-specific orientation events before or after August 3-4. As with all things these days, plans are subject to change based on evolving public health needs. All changes will be communicated promptly.


2020 New ND Grads Facebook Group

Join the group to connect with other incoming students, enter our photo contests, and get answers to your questions about life in South Bend! You can also follow Grad Life on Twitter (@NDGradLife), Facebook (@NDGradStudentLife) and Instagram (ndgradlife).