Room Information and Policies

Housing Contracts

Residency Requirement

The University of Notre Dame affirms the value of in-person community-style residential living as an essential component of the holistic formation of a Notre Dame education. The residence hall community is where students are welcomed, known by name, and introduced to lifelong friendships. Because of this commitment to and the importance of the residential experience to student formation, all undergraduate students are required to live on-campus for their first six semesters.

Any semesters spent by Notre Dame students participating in remote, University-sponsored programs will count toward this residency requirement. Likewise, students who transfer into the University of Notre Dame will receive credit toward this requirement based on their admission class level, as noted by the Notre Dame Registrar and Admissions Offices. Summer sessions, whether spent studying on the University’s main campus, or a remote location, will not count towards the six-semester requirement.

Exemptions to the residency requirement may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Residential Life. Exemptions must be submitted by the appropriate request forms and deadlines in order to be considered. Please visit our website information on the Exemption Request process to learn more.

Residence Hall Quads

Residence halls are commonly categorized by their location on campus. The five housing quadrangles are as follows:

East Quad: Dunne Hall, Flaherty Hall, Johnson Family Hall
God Quad: Lewis Hall, St. Edward's Hall, Sorin Hall, Walsh Hall
North Quad: Breen-Phillips Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, Farley Hall, Keenan Hall, Stanford Hall, Zahm Hall
Mod Quad: Knott Hall, Pasquerilla East Hall, Pasquerilla West Hall, Siegfried Hall
South Quad: Alumni Hall, Badin Hall, Carroll Hall, Dillon Hall, Fisher Hall, Howard Hall, Lyons Hall, Morrissey Hall, Pangborn Hall
West Quad: Baumer Hall, Duncan Hall, Keough Hall, McGlinn Hall, O'Neill Family Hall, Ryan Hall, Welsh Family Hall

Room Types

After receiving housing assignments, students new to the Notre Dame community often ask what a "suite" or "quad" is. While most residence halls have different layouts and configurations, common terminology can help students better understand room types. Below please find descriptions of the most common types of rooms on campus.

  • Single: One room for one student
  • Double - 1 Room: One room shared by two students
  • Double - 2 Room: Two room suite (typically a common room and a bedroom) shared by two students
  • Triple - 1 Room: One room shared by three students
  • Triple - 2 Room: Two room suite (typically a common room and a bedroom) shared by three students
  • Quad - 1 Room: One room shared by four students
  • Quad - 2 Room: Two room suite (typically a common room and a bedroom) shared by four students
  • Quad - 3 Room: Three room suite (typically a common room and two bedrooms) shared by four students
  • Quint: One room shared by five students

There are also a very limited number of 5-person and 6-person room configurations. 

Part of the unique character of many of the halls is that room dimensions differ for every room; because of this we are unable to provide room dimensions.  

Room Furnishings

All residence halls, apart from St. Edward's Hall, are furnished with the Modular Furniture System. Modular furniture is designed to provide a variety of configurations based upon the room size and residents' preferences, while also ensuring students' safety and sound construction of the furniture. The standard modular furniture provided for each student on campus includes an extra-long twin bed frame and 80" mattress (which can be lofted, bunked, or separated), desk and chair, and closet/wardrobe. Some halls feature built-in closets and wardrobes in lieu of a modular wardrobe. Please note that not all modular furniture looks the same.

Fischer Graduate rooms feature an extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, along with a desk and dresser. The common area of the apartment features a dining room table, chairs, and living room seating.

All furniture provided in a room must stay in the room.

Computers and Telephone Service

Students are welcome to bring their own computers or laptops from home; however, not all students bring personal computers. Students have access to 16 computer clusters on campus with over 500 computers available for use. Most clusters are open from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. while classes are in session.

Extensive wi-fi service is available in every residence hall room. 

Telephone Service
Residents have the option of purchasing "Opt-in Phone Service" within the first four weeks of the semester. If you choose this option, you must provide your own phone, provided it is not a 2.4 GHz cordless phone (this frequency will disrupt the University's wireless network). To make long-distance phone calls, you can use a prepaid calling card or your own long distance plan if you purchased the "Opt-in Phone Service." Additional information regarding phone service can be found here.

Much more information regarding campus connectivity can be found at the Office of Information Technologies website.

Personal Property Insurance

The University assumes no financial responsibility for damage to or loss of personal property on behalf of students. Personal property insurance coverage is recommended for all students. If a student’s possessions are not covered by his or her parents’ personal property insurance policy, he or she may check with any general insurance agency for details of securing such insurance.

The University has established an insurance program through Palmer Student Programs and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. to provide coverage for student personal property. Learn more and apply online for insurance here

Room Condition and Damages

When arriving in the hall, each student has the ability to record the presence of furniture and the condition of the room surfaces via an online Room Condition Report accessible through Home Under the Dome. Each student is individually responsible for the furniture, equipment, and general condition of the room. If a student fails to leave the room and its furnishings in the same general condition, appropriate charges will be assessed against the student’s account.
Students should report any necessary maintenance issues or room repairs to hall staff.
Students should avoid the use of Scotch tape on walls because it has a tendency to damage paint and other surfaces when removed. Residence hall staff may have and communicate specific policies regarding what adhesives may be used on walls based on specific types of wall surfaces. Charges will be assessed on the student’s account whenever damage to the room occurs because of the use of tape, adhesive picture holders, thumbtacks, nails, or decals.

Mail and Shipping Information

To send mail and packages to residents, please use the address format guidelines found on this page.

Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and DHL delivery drivers are permitted to enter the halls during select times to drop packages directly at residents' doors.

All USPS mail and packages are delivered to the hall's mail room.  Students should contact their Rector or hall mail clerk for more information.