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We asked our incoming group of grad students what info they wanted about campus after they’ve arrived in South Bend. I’m a third year grad student, and I still had to think hard about some of these questions! We all need a bit of refresher sometimes! What is ND Roll Call? ND Roll Call (previously […]

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Do you want to know how to get around South Bend? Curious about housing options? Check out these videos made by our very own Graduate Student Orientation Ambassadors!     Check out our other videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYLYa78rLlXziPJsLUPJJQ Get up to the date information by checking out our other social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NDGradLife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NDGradStudentLife/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ndgradlife/

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Where do I get a parking pass?

The Notre Dame Parking Office is located on the first floor of Hammes Mowbray Hall. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Website: ndsp.nd.edu/parking-and-traffic E-mail: parking@nd.edu Phone: (574) 631-5053 You can also find them on inside.nd.edu. Search for “iNDCARS”

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Question: I am an incoming graduate student from out of state. Do I need to get an Indiana driver’s license and vehicle registration? Thanks! SALMON SAYS: According to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, only those who claim legal residency must obtain an Indiana driver’s license or vehicle registration.  As stated on their website: For […]

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Salmon Says: According to the About section on the University of Notre Dame website: “The University of Notre Dame was founded in November 1842 by Edward F. Sorin, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a French missionary order. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with […]

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Planning a Vacation

Question: I want to plan a family vacation for May or June 2015. When does Notre Dame’s spring 2015 semester end and summer 2015 session begin? Answer: The registrar’s office maintains the university’s current and future academic calendars, which include the dates for the first and last day of classes, semester breaks, and exams:  http://registrar.nd.edu/calendar/future.php. Students planning a 2015 summer […]

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Several anonymous posts have recently been submitted to this blog with troubling concerns about hateful treatment and language. I do not know and cannot respond to the unknown author’s specific experiences.  However, I think it provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ideals for which we strive as well as the avenues of support, healing, and […]

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QUESTION: What is on-campus living like for graduate students? Is it similar to undergraduate on-campus resident life?   SALMON SAYS: Notre Dame has four facilities comprising two residential communities for graduate and professional students. (http://housing.nd.edu/graduate/) While both communities strive to provide the same strong sense of connection and support experienced in our undergrad halls, and […]

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QUESTION: What do you think are the most challenging aspects of adjusting to graduate studies and what advice would you offer a new grad student?   SALMON SAYS: Adjusting to graduate studies as a new grad student, like adjusting to any new situation in life, can be challenging.  Navigating the transition from student to scholar requires […]

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Banking Options on Campus

SALMON SAYS: There is a branch of the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union in the basement of the LaFortune Student Center. Additionally, there are multiple ATM machines located throughout campus for the convenience of the Notre Dame community. Map of Campus ATMs here.

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