Coronavirus FAQs for Residential Life


Are residence halls operating at standard occupancy?
I'm a student, can I visit a friend living in the residence halls?
Can other students be in my residence hall room?

Yes. Per the August 10 email from Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C, “Residence halls will operate at normal occupancy, and Notre Dame students who do not live in the same residence hall may socialize in each other’s rooms."

Do I need to wear a mask or practice physical distancing when I am in my room?

No. Further information on mask policies can be found here.

Are non-student guests or overnight guests permitted? 

No. Per the August 10 email from Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., “at this time, with the exception of move-in weekend from Friday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 22, visitors who are not Notre Dame students, faculty, or staff are not allowed inside residence halls or student rooms.”

Is my rector, assistant rector or in-residence able to host guests?

Yes. In keeping with medical guidance for mitigating risk to staff, head staff (rectors and assistant rectors) and in-residence priests/faculty may host guests in their apartments.

Can students meet with Hall Staff or in-residence in their apartments/rooms? 

Yes. Hall Staff may require students to mask while meeting in their private space (office or apartment), as is the case for other staff and faculty within their offices and classrooms.

Will there be post-game masses in the residence halls?

There are no plans for post-game masses in the residence halls at this time.

Where can I find more information on policies related to COVID-19?

Call the CRU hotline at 574-634-4373 or visit this website.

I'm currently in Quarantine or Isolation housing.  What do I need to know?

Information, FAQs, and important contact numbers can be found at