General Information for ND Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The information below is for Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students, who are degree-seeking students, regarding on-campus summer housing options as it relates to academic work during the summer months.

To be eligible for on-campus housing in the residence halls during the summer months, Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled in summer academic work for 0 or more credit hours (including research and internships registered academically with the Summer Sesssion), essential staff as part of a residential summer program, or as a member of Residential Life Summer Hall Staff.

Research opportunities or internships not registered academically do not count toward eligibility to have housing on-campus in the residence halls. As long as you are registered academically with the Registrar's Office for Summer Session, then you are deemed eligible for on-campus housing.

For undergraduate students, you are not required to live-on campus during the summer months. Summer Housing does not count towards the six-semester residency requirement.

For graduate students, you are temporarily permitted to live in designated residence halls during the summer months. If you are a graduate student needing housing beyond the summer months, you should look off-campus for housing needs.

Graduate students, and undergraduate students for the summer months, can look to offcampus.nd.edu for additional housing options off-campus.

Please see below more information as it relates to following:

Summer Housing Dates

Availability summer housing in the residence halls is based on dates of the Academic Calendars established by the Registrar's Office). Summer Housing opens at 5PM on the Monday following Commencement (May), and ends at Noon on the Saturday following the last day of summer courses (July). Housing for summer is not available before or after these dates. Please see the expected dates for the upcoming summer and beyond:

Summer 2024: May 20 - July 27, 2024

Summer 2025: May 19 - July 26, 2025*

Summer 2026: May 18 - July 25, 2026*

*Dates are subject to change based on the Registrar's Academic Calender, and any changes made by the Registrar's and/or the Office of Residential Life.

When you create your Summer Housing Application, you will be asked to enter your scheduled arrival and departure dates. Your date range has to fall into the date range listed above.

If your dates change after you have submitted your application, we ask that you contact the Office of Residential Life (residentiallife@nd.edu) to notify us of this change. You must enter your dates for the application to be complete and for you to be eligible to receive summer housing. Again, you cannot select dates outside of this range. We understand dates may change for your situation, so please keep us updated, especially after you have received a summer housing assignment. Any changes in dates, after you have an assignment, will also be reflected on your student account with transactions correcting the amount charged for housing.

Please keep in mind you are only allowed to arrive 24 hours prior to the beginning of your summer session and you must depart 24 hours after your session ends. Additionally, when in room, please communicate any changes to your dates to the summer hall staff or Residential Life.

Accommodations Outside of Summer Housing Dates

If you need additional summer housing outside of the published summer housing dates, consider local short-term stay accommodations in the areas immediately adjacent to the main University campus.

Room Rates, Furnishings and Special Accommodation Process

Room rates will be posted as soon as the Office of Residential Life is communicated about the approved rates by the University. Students will only be charged for their intended length of stay (per night), but are posted here at a weekly rate. To assist in estimating a cost for your housing (until approved rates are posted), consider adding $5-10 to the weekly rate posted below to calculate what your costs for housing could look like. Please note that dining plans are not included in these rates.

Undergraduate Student Housing

Room Accommodation Rate Per Week: $225.00 (Approved Rate for Summer 2024)

Undergraduate students will be housed in a traditional, air conditioned residence halls designated for summer undergraduate students. Single rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve request, as there exists a limited availability of these rooms in the residence halls.

Graduate Student Housing

Room Accommodation Rate Per Week: $295.00 (Approved Rate for Summer 2024)

Graduate students will be housed in a traditional, air conditioned residence hall designated for graduate student summer housing. Physical single rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the date of your submitted housing application. There exists a limited amount of availability of these type of rooms in the residence halls. If you are one who is assigned to a physical single room, the weekly rate will be $225.00 (Approved Rate for Summer 2024). If you are needing a private room, and there are no more physical single rooms available, you can still request. Again, graduate students are only permitted to stay in on-campus housing during the Summer Session. As a reminder, if you have housing needs that extend beyond the summer, please visit offcampus.nd.edu.

Room Furnishings and Special Accommodation Requests

Each room is outfitted with a student desk, a desk chair, a bed, and a wardrobe or built-in unit for clothes. Most beds are extra-long twin (an 80” mattress). You are expected to bring your own, personal essentials to for your room, such as Twin XL fitted sheet, pillow, and hangers, just to name a few things.

Please refer to our Undergraduate Room Information and Policies: Furnishings webpage for more information. Please note the amount of furniture in your room when you arrive to ensure you have the basics.

Arrival and Check-in Process

For your arrival to campus and check-in process, here are things to conisider or have on hand:

Active Student NDID Card

You need to have an active student NDID Card for your stay in the residence halls. If you don't have an active NDID card, please visit the Campus Card Office resolve anything related to having an active ID card. If arrival is outside business hours, and you don't have an active student NDID card, a hall access ID card for your room space will be temporarily loaned out to you until you are able to visit Irish1Card the following business day. The temporary card loaned to you is only meant for access to the your hall/room assignment, and is not tied to any other services you have as a student.

Bring Just the Essentials for Your Stay In the Residence Hall

We encourage you to only bring essentials with you for your stay in summer housing. Please visit our What to Bring to Campus webpage for additional guidance and information.

Limited Vehicle Access at Residence Hall for Unloading

Many of our residence halls do not have immediate access to a campus road. Please be expected to find the nearest temporary parking zone, or approved parking lot to unload items to your summer residence hall. A limited amount of move-in carts/bins are availabile at each hall to assist with moving items in; just ensure carts/bins are returned to Summer Hall Staff promplty once you are moved in.

Checking In with Summer Residential Life Staff

Summer students are to check-in with Summer Residential Life Staff. During the check-in process, your student NDID card will begin the activation process to gain necessary access to your room assignment (30-45 minutes for activiation to be complete). If you are residing in a hall with student rooms that still use brass keys, you will be loaned a brass room key to access your assigned room. It is best to allow a moment for your student NDID card to activitate prior to beginning the official move-in process, especially if you have to make multiple trips into the residence hall to unload your belongings.

The best window of time to arrive to the hall, any day of the week, is between 7PM-Midnight daily. If you are needing to arrive outside of this recommended timeframe, other arrangements can be arranged with Summer Hall Staff or with the main Office of Residential Life. Please see an example of the process from the previous summer. The model for checking in does change from year-to-year based on the staffing structure of Summer Housing:

Undergraduate Students (2024 in Knott, Siegfried, Pasquerilla East and Pasquerilla West Halls) Hall Check-in Process:

If you are checking in on a weekday (Monday-Friday), here are your options for check-in:

RECOMMENDED WINDOW OF CHECK-IN: We strongly recommend checking in at the hall, (Monday-Sunday 5-7 PM, ALL DAYS 7PM-Midnight) No form is needed, just simply arrive to the hall in this window, a staff member will be on duty at the hall desk/or main social area of that hall.

Need to Arrange Check-In Outside of Recommended Window of Check-In: Please complete the form based off your summer assignment (Please give 24-48 business hours notice if you need this check-in process:

UG Female Summer Hall Check-In Request (UG Female Summer Hall)

UG Male Summer Hall Check-In Request (UG Male Summer Hall)

Please give 24-48 business hours notice if you need this check in process.

Graduate Students Hall Check-in Process:

If you are checking in on a weekday (Monday-Friday), here are your options for check-in:

RECOMMENDED WINDOW OF CHECK-IN: We strongly recommend checking in at the hall, (ALL DAYS 7PM-Midnight) No form is needed, just simply arrive to the hall in this window, a staff member will be on duty at the hall desk/or main social area of that hall.

Need to Arrange Check-In Outside of Recommended Window of Check-In: Please complete the form based off your summer assignment (Please give 24-48 business hours notice if you need this check-in process:

Graduate Student Hall Check-In Request (Designated Graduate Hall - EMNA, MA Theology or Other Graduate Program)

Please give 24-48 business hours notice if you need this check in process.

Departure and Check Out Process

Checking Out with Summer Residential Life Staff

If possible, please make arrangements with the summer hall staff of your assigned residence hall to check out in person. If are not able to make arrangements with staff in the building, please reach out to the main Office of Residential Life for further assistance. A checkout needs to happen in person, or process needs to be agreed on to ensure a student is properly checked out, and in good standing, as they depart summer housing.

This will be your opportunity to return any keys or cards loaned out to you, as well as check to see if you have completed all steps to depart your room with Summer Hall Staff. Here are a couple of things to note as you depart from your assigned summer room:

  • All university provided furniture is present in the room including: bed frame (including side rails), mattress, desk, desk chair and if applicable, wardrobe.
  • Personal items and trash are removed (including food from common kitchen spaces).
  • Room and surfaces are swept clean.
  • Keys, including mailbox keys, are returned to Summer Hall Staff.

There are no donation sites/bins during the summer months. Therefore, if you have unwanted items, you need to make sure these items are vacated from your room. All trash needs to go to the nearest outside dumpster.

Limited Vehicle Access at Residence Hall for Loading

Again, many of our residence halls do not have immediate access to a campus road. Please be expected to find the nearest temporary parking zone, or approved parking lot to unload items to your summer residence hall. A limited amount of move-in carts/bins are availabile at each hall to assist with moving items out; just ensure carts/bins are returned to Summer Hall Staff promplty once you are moved out.

Common Kitchen Notes:

If you used a kitchen in the residence hall, please remove any remaining food supply and personal cooking utensils. Summer Hall Staff has the right to remove any food supply that is not labeled and/or spoiling in the refrigerator as a way to maintain a clean community space for all to utilize.

Lost Keys or Damage Charges

All keys and cards should be returned to Summer Hall Staff before departing campus. If keys and/or cards leave campus, they will be marked as lost. Students will be charged for keys through their student account. This goes for any damages caused to the room.

Policies and Student Conduct

As it relates to policy and student conduct, please refer to these resources (in addition to the housing contract in the Summer Housing Application, and Room Information and Policies):

When on-campus, please reach out to any residence hall staff member, or Residential Life, located at 202 Duncan Student Center. If not on-campus, please reach out to the Office of Residential Life with your question(s) related to policy and student conduct.

Campus Dining

Meal plans are not included as a part of your room accommodation. Campus Dining does operate at least one dining hall during the summer months (beginning generally after the first weekend in June through late July), as well as select retail locations. Contact Campus Dining directly to learn more about purchasing meal plans, dining locations, and hours of operation.

You are highly encouraged to purchase a meal plan, even if it is a partial meal plan. Kitchen spaces have limited space and availability in the halls, and are not adequate for cooking three meals per day. Time and space in hall kitchens is determined by the ratio of residents to kitchen space in the hall. A great selection of alternative dining options are available across campus throughout the summer.

Parking Services (Notre Dame Police Department)

Please consult with NDPD - Parking Services regarding your questions or accommodations needed as it relates to your personal parking needs during your stay on-campus in the residence halls.