September 2014 Parent Guide

| Student Success | Campus Life | Student Accounts |
| Homecoming 2014 | Important Dates and Links |


Student Success

Help Your Student Take Advantage of Academic Resources

DwyerThe start of the semester can be an adjustment for all students whether they are entering their first year of college or their final semester. Students have a different schedule, more challenging classes, new professors and, for some, more responsibility outside the classroom. At Notre Dame College, we recognize what our students face and are sure to introduce or remind our students of the many resources and services we have in place for them to be successful.

Some of these great resources include:

  • Dwyer Learning Center – provides FREE professional tutoring in all subjects from peer tutors and graduate assistants. In addition the center provides math and writing assistance from College faculty.
  • Ohio eTutoring – offers FREE online tutoring in accounting, math and science and an online writing lab.
  • Academic workshops – provides interactive sessions throughout the semester on goal-setting, time management, note taking, etc.
  • Career Services Center – supports and prepares students to identify and pursue their career goals and to facilitate connections between employers and students through quality services, internship, and programming.
  • The Clara Fritzsche Library – serves the research needs and interests of the Notre Dame community and provides access to OhioLINK, which allows students to borrow books from any academic library in Ohio.
  • Student Success Center - promotes interaction among out students, faculty and staff and provides the academic and personal support students need to be successful in college.

To add to their academic experience, we encourage students to engage in the classroom and to ask questions. Professors at Notre Dame provide their office hours and contact information on the course syllabus and welcome students to reach out to them outside of the classroom.

Our faculty and staff work with students in all different capacities – but what we have in common is we are passionate about what we do at Notre Dame. We strive to enrich each student’s college experience and help them be successful both inside and outside the classroom!

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Campus Life

Encourage Your Student to Create a Home Away from Home

Homesickness is a natural part ofRAmoving away from home for students, whether they are moving away for the first time or just after living at home during summer break.

It’s common for students to feel nostalgic for familiar things like family, friends, a pet, a house or a neighborhood, all of which create a sense of security and comfort. Losing that comfort can cause stress and anxiety for students, so it is important to recognize ways to help them cope and adjust to campus life.

If your student is feeling homesick, encourage him or her to make an effort to talk to someone new at the Falcon Café, in the Connelly Center, on their residence hall floor or in their classes. Getting involved with campus activities and clubs is a wonderful way for students to make new friends and get to know others.

In addition, setting up a dorm room with something familiar from home; getting adequate rest, nutrition and exercise; and recognizing that missing home is normal and will get better are all positive ways for students to cope with homesickness.

At Notre Dame College there are many resources available to students who may be struggling with homesickness, including staff from Residence Life, the Campus Ministry Office, the Counseling Center and other peers and staff who are eager to support and help. Although students may feel homesick when they arrive, the sense of community and support that they find at the College will quickly help them adjust to their new surroundings!

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Student Accounts

Access Up-to-date Work-study and Payment Information


Students can find out about job openings, work-study guidelines and electronic timesheets by logging into, selecting the Student Accounts tab and then selecting the “Student Employment” link.

Your student can elect to have part (or all) of their paycheck withheld and directed to their student account. To do so, a student must complete the Work-study Withholding Authorization Formfound at under the Student Accounts tab (located under “Forms and Information”).

Please note: The last day to secure a work-study job is October 1, 2014.

Making Payments

It is very important for your student to stay current on his or her student account balance. Students who have not paid their account in full or who are not current on their payment will have their student account flagged as delinquent. Delinquent accounts will receive a $100 late fee plus a 2 percent interest charge beginning September 22. Students will also have a financial hold placed on their record.

Eligibility for early registration for spring semester is limited to students having an account in good standing. Outstanding financial aid matters or an outstanding account balance will interfere with your student’s ability to register for spring semester.

If you have any concerns regarding your student’s account, please contact Student Accounts at 216.373.5213 or log on to with your parent login and password to check on your student’s balance and account information.

Important Dates

September 22 – Late Fees Added to Delinquent Accounts

October 1 – Installment Payment Deadline

October 1 – Last Day to Secure a Work-study Job

November 1 - Installment Payment Deadline

December 1 - Installment Payment Deadline

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Homecoming 2014

Join Your Student for “There’s No Place Like Home” Sept. 26-28

cheerleadersHomecoming Weekend is right around the corner – September 26-28!

We hope you will consider joining us for one of the fantastic events planned to celebrate our Notre Dame College family during the weekend.

Activities include a new Falcon 5K Color Dash & Family Fun Run as well as a pep rally, bonfire, tailgate and soccer and football games on campus.

Check out the complete schedule and get more information by visiting the following link: Homecoming Weekend Information




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Important Dates and Links

Important Dates:

September 27 - Homecoming

October 1 – Last day to secure work-study position

October 6 – Graduate School Fair, 10:30-12:30 p.m., PAC


Important Links:

Welcome from President Kruczek

Reorganization of Undergraduate Student Government

Homecoming Video

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December 18
11:30 AM
Monday December 18, 11:30am
Christ the King Chapel
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