Apply for Housing

Important Dates

  • Monday, March 19 - Waitlist housing application opens for new transfer undergraduate students as well as current undergraduate students.

  • Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. - New first year student housing application opens.

  • Monday, June 4 at 12 p.m. - New first year student housing application closes.

  • Friday, July 6 - Deadline to submit a waitlist housing application and still be included in the lottery process.

How to Apply for On-campus Housing

The application for undergraduate on-campus housing closed on Feb. 25, 2018. Any student who applies between Feb. 26 - March 18 will be considered late. Any student who applies after March 18 will need to complete the Wait List application and will not be eligible to participate in room picks.

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 Fall 2018 beginning in March and for Spring 2019 beginning in November.

Students Currently Studying Abroad on an NDI Sponsored Program
Applications for Fall 2018 will be available in February and for Spring 2019 in October 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 Fall 2018 will be available in February and for Spring 2019 in October at Home Under the Dome. 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. Decisions will be made and communicated to students in March for the Fall, prior to the room picks period for each hall. Please check your email prior to the application period for more information.

Current Residents Interested in the Float for a Single Process
Applications for Fall 2018 will be available in February and for Sprint 2019 in October at Home Under the Dome. A lottery of all applicants will be conducted and results will be distributed in March; assignments will be communicated in early May. Please check your email prior to the application period for more information.

Late Applications

Any application submitted between Feb. 26 - March 18 at 11:59 p.m. will be considered late. All late students will not receive a lottery number in the standard lottery list and will not have the option to Float for a Single or request an Interhall Transfer. Lottery numbers for late students will be at the end of the list for the hall community. Late applicants will make selections after all students who completed their applications on time. Late applicants will not be able to be “pulled higher” in the lottery by other members of the hall. Instead, if a student who completed his or her application on time would like to select a room with a student who applied late, that student will be required to wait until the late student is able to select a room.

The Late Application closes on March 18 at 11:59 p.m. Students who do not complete the Late Application by this time will need to complete a Wait List application; the same application incoming transfer students complete. Students who complete the Wait List application do not participate in room picks and are not guaranteed to receive housing.

Canceled 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 March 2, prior to the room picks period for each hall. 

Upon approval, students will be required to participate in room picks in their new hall community. Students switching halls will fall to the end of the selection order. Unless they are "pulled in,"  they will choose a room after all current students in the hall have selected their room. Please note: The lottery number of students who are "pulling" students into their halls will not be impacted. 

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 Feb. 25 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 pick 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 March 2, 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).

Applicants may cancel their Float for a Single application until March 15 and be placed in their hall's regular room pick lottery by emailing ResidentialLife@nd.edu. After March 15, applicants cannot retract the application and they must remain in the Float process. 

Float for a Single assignments are not made until after room picks and special accommodations are made. Students will receive notification of their assignment beginning in early May. Applicants who are not assigned a single room by early May will remain on the float lottery list throughout the summer and will be assigned into singles as (and if) space becomes available. Applicants who are not assigned a single room by mid-July will be assigned to a space in a multi-occupancy room (with roommates) in any hall over the summer. 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, Feb. 25 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 March 2 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 March 2, we cannot guarantee that appropriate space will be available.  

Room Picks Information

Room picks will be held between April 3 and April 13. The specific room pick date(s) are set by each hall.

Due to the unique character of our halls, after completing the housing application, students will select a room through their hall's individual process. Please see your rector, or the rector of the hall where you are moving to learn more about the room pick process. 

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 Fall semester need to complete the 2018-19 housing application. Please be in contact with your Rector to coordinate how you will select a room for next year during your hall's room picks.

Students currently on-campus who are studying abroad through a Notre Dame sponsored program in the Fall semester DO NOT need to complete the 2018-19 housing application. You will receive information via email during the Fall semester about applying for on-campus housing for the Spring semester only.

Students currently on-campus who will be on-campus in the Fall, but are studying abroad in Spring 2019 need to complete the 2018-19 housing application. During the Fall, the Office of Residential Life will receive a list of students studying abroad through a Notre Dame sponsored program in the Spring and will cancel your Spring assignment with no cancellation fee.