Guests and Group Coordinators

The University of Notre Dame is proud to host upwards of 20,000 guests each summer in our residence halls, and we hope your experience on our campus is a positive one! Prior to your arrival, questions about your stay can be directed to your conference or program group coordinator. Once you arrive, the hall manager for your residence hall will be able to answer any questions you may have about your stay at Notre Dame.

Group coordinators are encouraged to use this website to find more information pertinent for their group's summer stay on-campus. The Office of Residential Life recommends you arrange a meeting annually with the Assistant Director for Summer Housing to discuss your housing needs. Although we cannot fully recreate the academic-year experience for our summer guests, we are committed to providing safe and hospitable housing accommodations that best meet your programmatic needs.

Arrival and Departure

Check-In is after 4 p.m. on the date of arrival, with the exception of the first day of summer housing (May 20, 2019) when check in is after 5 p.m.
Check-Out is before 11 a.m. on the date of departure.

Early Arrivals and Late Departures

Because we are not a hotel operation, we are often unable to accommodate early arriving or late departing guests. Please be sure your group is aware of this policy. It is the group coordinator's responsibility to communicate the above check-in and check-out times to your guests so that their travel plans do not bring them to campus before we can accommodate them.


Due to the high demand of residence hall space, we request reservations be submitted to the Assistant Director of Summer Housing up to 18 months in advance of a group’s anticipated arrival. Please email with specific questions regarding reservations.


Room rates are established annually by the University and are available by contacting Residential Life.

Linen Service
A linen service may be available on a limited basis to groups that pre-qualify. To learn if your group may be included in the service, please email

Damage Charges
To keep the housing rates as reasonable as possible, the following are a sample of some common additional charges a group may incur. Questions on how to reduce and/or avoid additional charges can be directed to Residential Life or your Hall Manager. A list of detailed charges may be obtained from Residential Life. Frequent examples include:

  • Missing Key (includes lock replacement): $100
  • Beds not de-bunked: $25
  • Excess trash removal: $50


Much of the billing for groups is completed by the Notre Dame Conference Center (NDCC). Please contact your Conference Coordinator at the NDCC regarding billing and charges. Other billing will be provided directly from Residential Life. Questions about housing charges can be directed to or 574-631-5878.

Residence Hall Policies

Policies for summer participants living on campus can be found here

Chapel Use and Reservations

Chapels can be reserved for Mass, prayer service, vespers, or adoration. For more information, please email

Additional Housing Options

Although we cannot accommodate guests outside of a group's official reservation, you may consider contacting the Sacred Heart Parish Center or the Morris Inn if you need additional housing.

Sacred Heart Parish Center
Sacred Heart Parish Center, located on the north shore of St. Joseph's Lake, is just north of the Main Building. The parish opens rooms on a per bed per night bases throughout the year to visiting guests. This is often a popular option for guests who are looking for an affordable and convenient housing option while visiting campus.

The Morris Inn
A center of Notre Dame hospitality, located directly south of the Main Building, the Morris Inn may be able to accommodate an extended stay at the University.

Helpful Links to Plan Your Visit

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall (NDCC)

University of Notre Dame Bookstore

Campus Map

South Bend / Mishawaka Visitors Guide