New First Year Students
Please note that the national situation and public health guidelines continue to evolve on a daily basis. If travel restrictions, new public health guidelines, or other factors necessitate changes in the University’s approach to fall housing, assignment communication, and/or room configurations, we will update this information as soon as possible.
- Important Dates
- How to Apply for On-Campus Housing
- New First Year Student Application
- Assignment Process for New Students
- Requests for Special Accommodation
- May 20 - New first year student housing application is available online at Home Under the Dome.
- June 2 - Deadline for new first year students to complete their housing application.
- June 4 - Deadline for new first year students to submit housing accommodation needs to the Sara Bea Accessibility Services Office.
Applications will be available following confirmation of enrollment starting in May; 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).
The Fall 2020 housing application for new first year students is available May 20 - June 2. All new first year students are required to live on-campus. The housing application and contract are important steps to complete in preparation for arrival to campus in August. On the application, new first year students answer questions that will assist their rector with their transition to college, provide emergency contact information, and complete a housing contract. New first year students receive their housing assignment information - including their roommate information - if they have completed their housing application and contract.
At the University of Notre Dame, we have a long tradition of randomly assigning our new students to on-campus housing. New undergraduates are randomly assigned to residence halls so they can learn to live with and care for peers from all backgrounds and interests. This means that students are not asked for their preferences for roommate, hall, or room type on the housing application. Students with accommodation needs, however, can receive consideration in their housing assignment as it relates their approved accommodation (learn more in the "Requests for Special Accommodation" section below).
Students who are in need of special housing accommodations must be in communication with the Sara Bea Accessibility Services Office regarding these requests. All requests must be submitted by June 4 to the Accessibility Services Office in order to be considered for the assignment process. Accessibility Services will communicate with the Office of Residential Life regarding students who need accommodations prior to the assignment process. For requests submitted after the deadline, we cannot guarantee that appropriate space will be available.