Returning to the University

Return to Student Application 

Students intending to return to the University after a health withdrawal, voluntary withdrawal, or temporary dismissal must go through the returning student application process. We encourage students to begin this process soon after they separate from the University in order to meet application deadlines. For specific information, including deadlines and application instructions, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transitions Program 

Once a student has been confirmed to return to the University, they are required to participate in the Transitions Programs facilitated by the Center for Student Support and Care. The program consists of orientation events and a series of four discussion groups -- all aimed at offering resources, sharing experiences, and connecting students to the larger Notre Dame community.

As part of its commitment to the long term success of returning students, the Center for Student Support and Care offers additional resources throughout the academic year, including Study Tables, Workshops, Skills Mentoring, and one-on-one consultations. Visit the Transitions Program for more information, or contact Brent Fragnoli at

Returning to Notre Dame with a Health Condition

There are important steps that you can take to facilitate your return to the University. If you have an existing health condition, it is important to integrate your treatment into your educational goals. If you are on medication or receiving care from a medical or psychiatric provider, coordinating your care should begin before you return to campus. The following guidelines can help with the reintegration after taking time away. You can also contact Brent Fragnoli, a Care and Wellness Consultant dedicated to returning students, if you have questions, at

General Things you Should Know

  • The name of your condition
  • The challenges or symptoms you experience (e.g., chronic fatigue, anxiety, difficulty focusing)
  • How these experiences affect your life
  • What tools or skills have you learned to assist with your symptoms? What has been helpful and what hasn't?
  • Know your treatment history and what medications you are on presently or have been on in the past
  • Know your current course of treatment
  • Names and contact information of your treatment providers
  • Signed releases of information to the departments on campus that will be assisting with your care
  • A copy of your insurance card

Information Necessary if you are on Medication

  • Name of your medication(s)
  • Dosage of the medication
  • Times that you are to take your medication
  • Be able to describe any side effects or problems you may have had with your medication
  • Have your medication on paper and why medications may have been changed
  • What pharmacy is covered by your insurance policy?
  • Will your refills be handled locally or by your home providers?

Integrating Treatment and Education

Many students at Notre Dame receive accommodations in both housing and academic environments. In order to be considered for reasonable accommodations, please register with Sara Bea Accessibility Services by submitting the appropriate documentation. It is better to be registered and prepared should the accommodations be necessary. You can contact Sara Bea Accessibility Services by email at or phone at 574-631-7157. To fax your information, the fax number is 574-631-2133.