Apply for Housing

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 15 - Spring 2019 housing application open and available for students currently participating in off-campus programs.  Interhall Transfer and Float-for-a-Single requests are also available to students participating in off-campus programs as well as current upperclass residential students.

  • Sunday, October 28 - Spring 2019 housing applications, interhall transfer requests, and float-for-a-single requests are due from students currently abroad as well as upperclass residential students.

  • Thursday, November 1 - Accommodation requests due from current residential students as well as students currently participating in off-campus programs.

How to Apply for On-campus Housing

New Students
Applications will be available following confirmation of enrollment; you will receive detailed information in your Admissions welcome packet. (Newly admitted students: access to Home Under the Dome is associated with your Notre Dame NetID. If you have not activated your NetID, please visit the Office of Information Technology's Online Help Center for information).

Students Applying for Readmission
Applications will be available following confirmation of readmittance; you will receive information in your Admissions packet or via email.

Students Currently Living Off-Campus or Students Returning from a Leave of Absence
A waitlist application will be available for Spring 2019 beginning in November.

Students Currently Studying Abroad on an NDI Sponsored Program
Applications for Spring 2019 October 15 at Home Under the Dome. An email will be sent to your Notre Dame email address closer to the application period with more detailed information. 

Current Residents Applying for an Interhall Transfer
Applications for Spring 2019 will be available October 15 via your student email. Your application will not be considered unless you speak with both your current rector and potential future rector. All requests are subject to the approval of both rectors. Please check your email prior to the application period for more information.

Current Residents Interested in the Float for a Single Process
Applications for Spring 2019 will be available October 15 at Home Under the Dome. Please check your email prior to the application period for more information.

Late Applications

Any application submitted by a student returning from and off-campus program after October 29 will be considered late.

Cancelled Applications

If you applied for on-campus housing but would now like to cancel your application, you must visit Home Under the Dome and select the "2018-19 Residence Halls" application and then click the cancellation option within the application. Students who cancel their housing application to move off campus after their hall's room picks or after they have received their room assignment will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. Students who cancel prior to their hall's room picks or before receiving an assignment, or cancel to separate or take a leave of absence from the University will not be charged a cancellation fee. 

Interhall Transfer Application

Through this process, students complete the secondary Interhall Transfer application online to request to transfer from one hall to another hall. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a transfer will be granted. To transfer halls, students must discuss their desire to move with both the rector from their current hall and their potential future rector. Applications will not be considered if students do not meet with both of these rectors. After the application period closes, each rector will review applications for their hall and will determine whether or not a request will be granted. These decisions will be made based upon anticipated space in the hall and occupancy numbers. Rectors will communicate to students about whether their application for transfer has been accepted by November 2.

Students may submit only one transfer request for one specific hall. Interhall Transfer applications may not be withdrawn after approval has been granted. Students may not submit an Interhall Transfer Application and a Float for a Single Application; these are mutually exclusive applications. 

The application will be available until October 28 at 11:59 p.m.; late applications will not be accepted.

Float for a Single Application

Through the Float-for-a-Single process, students complete a secondary application online, which allows students the opportunity to remove themselves from their hall's room assignment process in order to request a single room on-campus. In this process, students are not able to specify a building, but can indicate they are interested in moving to a single room, no matter the location. On November 9, float applicants will receive a lottery number that is specific to the float process. The float lottery number determines the order in which students are assigned when/if a single room becomes available. Lottery numbers will be segmented based upon class year (i.e. current juniors, current sophomores, and then current first-year students).

Float for a Single assignments are not made until after room assignments and special accommodations are made. Students will receive notification of their assignment in November. Applicants who are not assigned a single room in November will remain on the float lottery list throughout the fall semester and will be assigned into singles as (and if) space becomes available. Applicants who are not assigned a single room by the end of the fall semester will be reassigned to their current fall room or into a multi-occupancy room (if they are not currently living on-campus). The assignment will be based upon space available at the time of the assignment and no specific building is guaranteed. While we attempt to find space in the original hall community, it is not guaranteed.

Submitting an application in no way guarantees nor implies availability of a single room assignment. The Office of Residential Life is unable to predict the exact number or timing of rooms available for these assignments.

Students may not submit a Float for Single Application and an Interhall Transfer Application; these are mutually exclusive applications. The application will be available until Sunday, October 28 at 11:59 p.m.; late applications will not be accepted.

Requests for Special Accommodations

Students who are in need of special housing accommodations must be in communication with the Sara Bea Disability Services Office regarding these requests. All requests must be submitted by November 1 to the Disability Services Office in order to be considered for room picks. Disability Services will communicate with the Office of Residential Life regarding students who need accommodations prior to lottery numbers being released in the halls. For requests submitted after November 1, we cannot guarantee that appropriate space will be available.  

Room Picks Information

Room picks will be held during the spring semester for the 2019-20 academic year. The specific room pick date(s) are set by each hall.  More information about the room pick process will be available in the Spring 2019 semester.

Lottery Numbers

1. Lottery numbers for in-hall room picks will be released to students 7 non-break days prior to room selection night(s). 

2. Lottery numbers will be segmented based upon class year (i.e. current juniors, current sophomores, and then current first-year students). The classification will be determined based upon years enrolled in a University, not the number of credit hours accumulated by a student. For example, a student who enters the University with the first-year class but has enough credits to be considered a sophomore, will select their room with the first-year class. Some exceptions may apply.

3. In rare instances that a lottery number needs to be adjusted, rectors will submit that request through an approval process. For clarification, please consult with your rector. 

Information for Students Studying Abroad

Students currently abroad who are returning for the Spring semester need to complete the 2019 Spring housing application. Once this is completed, we will be able to place you in your home hall if space is available.  It is not guaranteed we will be able to provide you on-campus housing or a space back in your original residence hall.

Students currently on-campus who are studying abroad through a Notre Dame sponsored program in the Spring semester will receive more information about the signing up for 2019-20 housing during the Spring 2019 semester.