Student Resources

The University of Notre Dame is dedicated to helping and supporting undocumented and DACA students. The following offers a partial list of campus resources. 

Division of Student Affairs Resources 

Office of Student Enrichment

The Office of Student Enrichment is committed to providing an inclusive and welcome environment for students to flourish at Notre Dame. Undergraduate DACA and undocumented students can contact the Office of Student Enrichment to receive assistance with identifying available legal resources and possible reimbursement of DACA renewal filing fees. For more information, contact Christin Kloski (ckloski@nd.edu).

Residential Life

Rectors exist to assist students in every way possible. Among their responsibilities, rectors serve as pastors and University resources to their students. If you live in a residence hall, know that your rector is always a safe person to talk to for support and can connect you with valuable resources across campus

Pastoral Care

The Office of Campus Ministry is dedicated to cultivating the faith of all Notre Dame students and to serving as a pastoral resource to undocumented and/or DACA students. Students who need to talk are encouraged to contact Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. (jcorpora@nd.edu) or Becky Ruvalcaba (Rebecca.Ruvalcaba.4@nd.edu). 

Post-graduation Career Services

Students approaching graduation are encouraged to contact Deirdre Dolan (ddolan1@nd.edu), Assistant Director in the Center for Career Development for post-graduation assistance.

University Counseling Center

Support Group for Students Concerned About Their Own or Family Members’ Immigration Issues: This is a Support Group, being offered by the UCC, for the DREAMND Community. The purpose of the group meetings is to offer a safe space for students to connect and find support from other students who share concerns related to immigration issues and understand the unique challenges the Dream ND community shares. 

  • The group is being facilitated by Chris Conway and Amanda Roth of the UCC. 
  • If you have questions or want more information about the Support Group, please contact Chris Conway or Christin Kloski.

Students interested in individual or group services offered at the UCC, or who just want to talk with a counselor about an immediate concern, enter UCC services by doing a Drop-In Appointment.  During COVID-19, call the UCC at 574-631-7336, during Drop-In Hours (M, Th, F 9-4 and T, W 1-4) and to get started. Counselors are available to meet with students during these hours, no appointment needed, and no waiting days to talk to a counselor. Be sure to have about 60-75 minutes available to complete the drop-in paperwork and appointment.  For more information about the UCC, including crisis intervention services available 24/7, check-out the website, ucc.nd.edu and follow the UCC on Instagram @uccnd.

Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment

The Office of Financial Aid meets the full demonstrated financial need of each undergraduate student regardless of a student's undocumented or DACA status. Questions related to financial aid for undocumented and DACA students should be directed to Mary Nucciarone (mnucciar@nd.edu).

Notre Dame admits DACA and undocumented students. Admission for these students is need-blind and full demonstrated need of each undergraduate student is met. If the student has DACA status, work, and University scholarship will be used to meet demonstrated need. If the student is undocumented (no DACA status), University scholarship will be used to meet demonstrated need for undergraduate students.

Students who wish to receive consideration for financial aid must complete the CSS Profile application; they do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Financial aid is an annual application process.

Undergraduate students who do not have health insurance will receive additional University scholarship to pay for the cost of the University health plan.

For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website or contact Mary Nucciarone, Director, Financial Aid, at mnucciar@nd.edu or (574) 631-6436. 

Human Resources 

If you have an Employment Authorization Document (EAD card) and would like assistance with completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form, and other employment paperwork for on campus employment, contact askHR at (574) 631-5900 or via email at askhr@nd.edu. If you prefer a direct contact, you may also reach out to Alicia Ivy, Compliance Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at aivy@nd.edu.

Academic Support

Each undergraduate academic college maintains a direct point of contact for academic advising to work with undocumented and DACA students. These liaisons provide advising, referrals, and academic communication, and assist students with access, eligibility, equity, and other issues related to academic programs and scholarly engagement.

First Year Advising: Leonor Wangensteen (lwangens@nd.edu)

College of Arts & Letters: Darlene Hampton (Darlene.R.Hampton.12@nd.edu)

College of Science: Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna (mdobrowo@nd.edu) and Kathleen Kolberg for pre-health advising (kkolberg@nd.edu)

College of Engineering: Michael Ryan (mryan27@nd.edu)

Mendoza College of Business: Sarah Priebe (spriebe1@nd.edu)

School of Architecture: Cecilia Lucero (clucero@nd.edu)

The Graduate School: Nyree McDonald (nyree.v.mcdonald.67@nd.edu

Additional Campus Resources