November 2014 Parent Guide

| Student Success Center | Student Accounts | Residence Life |
| Textbook Buyback | Office of Admissions | Other Important Dates and Links |

Student Success

Student Success Wrap up the Fall 2014 Semester

As the fall semester comes to a close, we would like to pass along some important information and dates to remember:

  • Final exams are December 8-11. The schedule can be found on MyNDC under “Schedules & Other Documents” prior to logging in.
  • The Residence Halls will close on Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. If a student needs to stay on campus for extenuating circumstances, they must make arrangements with the Residence Life Office.
  • Fall 2014 grade reports will be available to view on My NDC beginning Thursday, December 18.
  • If your son or daughter has not registered for classes for spring 2015 or if they need to make changes to their schedule during break, contact:

Anna Zaks – Director of Student Advising

Katie McMahon – Director of the Student Success Center

Dan Jones – Enrollment Counselor

Brittany Montgomery – Enrollment Counselor

  • The College’s Administrative Offices will be closed for the holidays on following dates:
  • December 24, 25, 26 and 31 and January 1 and 2.
  • Residence Halls open for the spring semester on Saturday, January 10, at noon.
  • Spring 2015 semester begins on Monday, January 12.

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Student AccountsStudent Accounts

Update Financial and Other Information through MyNDC Parent Portal

The Office of Student Accounts is in the process of upgrading its accounts receivable information system. The office anticipates minimal disruption to customers during this upgrade. However, the transition to the new system may impact how account information is displayed in the MyNDC Parent Portal.  Detailed instructions on accessing balance and account information will be available on MyNDC in mid-December.

Payment Deadlines & Payment Plans

Notre Dame College policy is that tuition and fees are to be paid in full or a student must be enrolled in a payment plan by January 2, 2015, for the spring semester. The College payment plan consists of five payments beginning January 2 and ending May 1 for spring 2015. The balance owed will be in the College CASHNet and automatically updated if adjustments are needed.

Students can enroll in a payment plan, view account balances and make payments through MyNDC and the CashNet system. If you have any questions regarding payment or payment plans, contact the Office of Student Services at 216.373.5213.

Important Dates

December 1 – Final Fall 2014 Installment Payment Deadline

January 2 – First Spring 2015 Installment Payment Deadline

February 1 – Second Spring 2015 Installment Payment Deadline

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Residence Life

Prepare Your Student to Leave and Return to Campus Housing

It’s hard to believe that the fall 2014 semester is about to come to an end! As we begin the last quarter of the semester, Residence Life would like to share the Thanksgiving and winter break checkout policies.

For Thanksgiving break, the residence halls close at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25. Before leaving for break, all residents must complete the closing check-list, which will be on the doors of each room before Monday, November 24. Once the checklist is complete, residents can slide the paper under the door of their RA. Residents who have class past 7:30 p.m. and will not be out by the deadline must email

RAs will conduct room checks of all rooms on the floor before they leave for break and complete the appropriate paperwork. Additionally, residents who need to stay over the break must email to be considered for approval. It is a $10/daycharge to stay during break. In-season athletes will be permitted to stay at no cost as long as they are on the active roster that Residence Life receives from athletics.

The dining hall will be closed during break. No one may return to campus prior to noon on Sunday, November 30, and classes will resume on Monday, December 1. The dining hall will be open at 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

During finals week, there are 24-hour quiet hours in all residence halls starting on Friday, December 5, at 11:59 p.m. so all residents can have plenty of preparation for their finals.

Residents are required to leave the residence halls 24 hours after their last final, with the residence halls closing on Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. The closing procedure is the same as Thanksgiving Break. The only difference is that personal refrigerators need to be defrosted and unplugged. Halls re-open at noon on Saturday, January 10, and will not be open before that time.

If your student is not returning to Notre Dame for the spring 2015 semester, they must contact Tera Johnson, the director of residence life. Please be mindful that current residents have a signed housing agreement on file and a termination fee will be assessed if the student is not returning.

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Textbook BuybackTextbook Buyback

Sell Textbooks and Return Rentals during Final Exam Week

Wednesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 11

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Administration Building - Ground Floor

Textbook Buyback Information

The best time to sell your textbooks back is at the end of each semester. When you sell back your books during final exam week, you are guaranteed to get the best price offered.By offering students the opportunity to sell their books back, this puts cash in their pockets and makes it possible for the NDC Virtual Bookstore to offer textbooks at a lower price to other students.

Factors that affect the buyback price offered for textbooks:

  1. The textbook is (or is not) being used next term – the textbook has a higher value if it is being reused by the bookstore the following semester
  2. The condition of the textbook – you may get a lower price (or nothing) if your book is in poor condition
  3. The store’s stock-level for the textbook – you get less if the bookstore is already fully stocked
  4. The demand for the textbook – higher demand equals higher dollars
  5. Textbook bundles – if your book came with a CD or other component, make sure you sell it back with all of the components
  6. The edition number – if a new edition is pending for your textbook, the textbook may have no value

Rental Return Information

The best time to return rental textbooks is at the end of each semester during final exam week. Rental textbooks must be returned by the due date and in good condition and then there is no other cost. Failure to return by the due date or if a rental is returned in an unusable condition, the student is then responsible for the replacement cost.  If students miss the opportunity to return rental textbooks during final exam week, visit the NDC Virtual Bookstore for details. 

For more information or questions, please contact: Kristin Butterfield at or 216.373.5179.

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Admission OfficeAdmissions Office

Refer a Future Falcon and Leave Your Legacy

We hope you will “Refer a Falcon” as Ray Russ ’15 did for Kim ’18, his younger sister—and leave your legacy here at Notre Dame College!

We are committed to rewarding the loyalty of current students and alumni by offering family and alumni scholarships.  Notre Dame is a place of growth, excitement and opportunity!  We would love to help keep your family together and continue to grow the Notre Dame community. 

If you are interested in hearing more about these scholarships, please contact the Office of Admissions at 216.373.5355 or e-mail

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Other Important Dates and Links:

Important Dates:

  • November 25 – Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Break 7:30 p.m.
  • November 26-30 – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 – Residence Halls Open Noon
  • December 5 – Annual Christmas Celebration 7:30 p.m.
  • December 6 – Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m.
  • December 8-11 – Final Exam Week
  • December 11 – Residence Halls Close for Winter Break 7:30 p.m.
  • December 18 – Grade Reports Available on My NDC


Important Links:

Christmas Celebration

Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule & Spring 2015 Course Offerings

Book Buyback Flyer

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