Updated: April 21, 2021 at 8:52AM

Summer 2021

The University’s approach to summer 2021 strives to balance opportunities offered to students and faculty with the number of those activities that campus operations can safely support (e.g., residence hall support, student services, CRU, etc.).

Barring new developments, courses will take place in person. Instructors should offer dual-mode instruction in summer 2021 only to students in quarantine/isolation or to those students receiving an accommodation. Consistent with past summers, there will be a robust catalog of fully online ND courses available to all students.

Registration for summer classes began on April 7.

Summer programming for minors

Summer programs for minors (under 18) will not be offered on campus or off campus. This includes residential and non-residential academic enrichment programs as well as recreational athletic camps. Academic programs for pre-college students should be converted to online/virtual delivery for 2021.

Programming & Housing Details

Campus housing in residence halls will be offered only to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the academic programs. The University will also continue to offer testing, contact tracing, and quarantine/isolation services to students living in residence this summer.

The following categories of Summer Academic Programs are authorized to proceed on Main Campus (observing health & safety policies and with restrictions as noted):

Academic Program

Housing & Facilities

Degree-seeking  programs for ND students impacted by COVID

On-campus housing is available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

All degree-seeking programs and courses using the summer as part of their program design

On-campus housing is available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

ND Summer Session in-person courses (for-credit)

On-campus is housing available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

Onboarding and readiness courses / programs for new degree-seeking Notre Dame students

On-campus housing is available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

Academic programs in the disciplines (e.g. gathering of academics to pursue focused research or prof. dev.)

On-campus housing is available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

Research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) / summer research programs (ND students and visiting students)

On-campus housing is available; classrooms and facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies.

Professional development programs for adult learners with less than 100 participants.

Residence halls are not available; participants may be accommodated in the Morris Inn or off-campus hotels. Classrooms/facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies. Participants are expected to be vaccinated before arriving on campus.

Academic Conference for less than 100 participants.

Residence halls are not available; participants may be accommodated in the Morris Inn or off-campus hotels. Classrooms/facilities are available for use subject to health-safety and other University policies. Participants are expected to be vaccinated before arriving on campus. Conferences should be coordinated with UEE (University Enterprises and Events)

Research and Travel

Summer academic programs held off-campus in the United States will follow the above guidelines.