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Planning a visit - hotel recommendations?

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Replies to: Planning a visit - hotel recommendations?

  • gosmomgosmom Registered User Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Yes, thru Sunday. Besides the scheduled activities, there will be multiple trips to Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc....
  • lovenewengloveneweng Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    Definitely through Sunday....we made 12 trips to Bed, Bath and Beyond between Wednesday and Sunday!
  • NDgradNDmomNDgradNDmom Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Does freshman orientation start on Wednesday?
  • irishmary203irishmary203 Registered User Posts: 361 Member
    I believe move in is Friday morning
  • lovenewengloveneweng Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    We arrived early on Tuesday afternoon just to get our bearings. If your student has to take a math or language placement test, they will receive a ticket to move in on Thursday since they will be taking that test on Friday while everyone else is moving in. International students, band members and athletes receive a ticket to move in on Wednesday. For some reason our son received a ticket to move in on Wednesday(maybe they consider Montana a different country :) ) and the security guard said if we had a ticket " go right ahead and move in", so we did!

    Freshman orientation begins Friday late afternoon/evening.
    Mandatory activities are interspersed with optional ones . Our son had mandatory meetings at his dorm every evening so we did not see him then. We would meet up during the day to attend presentations on topics he was interested in. He also took naps in our air conditioned hotel room as he was very tired from the evening Frosh-O activities since they went on to about 1:00 am.

    If your child is not into big parties and ice breaker activities, prepare him now. Lots of kids enjoy these kinds of gatherings but our son, who is quiet and not into large mixers and crazy games, summed his Frosh-O experience like this: "Why, when you are about to begin one of the most important weeks of your life(first week of college) would you want to begin it being so sleep deprived from the Frosh-O activities?" Unfortunately, the late evening festivities were mandatory. Now after one semester at ND, he says he couldn't imagine being anywhere else.Though he is glad he does not have to do Frosh-O activities next year! :)
  • NotreDame2015NotreDame2015 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    My child had same opinion about frosh-o activities. Says they went overboard, kind of like sorority/fraternity rush. The boys' dorms get carried away at times, too. Would have preferred earlier activities, a little less frenzied.
    Suggestions for move-in:
    Get there as early as possible on your move-in day. ND does an excellent job of handling the process, very organized, very helpful staff.
    Take only the essentials until you know how much space is available. You really can buy what you need there. Bed Bath & Beyond will pre-pack orders for pick-up, Target will ship for free if you have their card.
    We stayed thru Monday rather than drive ourselves crazy shopping, moving, and attending activities over the weekend. We stayed in Mishawaka which was actually closer to the shopping areas.
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