Room Information and Policies

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
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
West Quad: 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: One room shared by two students
Triple: One room shared by three students
Quad: One room shared by four students
Quint: One room shared by five students
2-Person Suite: Two rooms shared by two students. The rooms are adjoined by an internal door. Students sometimes use the configuration as two single rooms, while others use one room for sleeping and the other room for studying/socializing.
3-Person Suite: Two rooms shared by three students. The rooms are adjoined by an internal door. Most students use one room for sleeping and the other room for studying/socializing.
4-Person Suite: A group of rooms (typically two to three) shared by four students. In mod quad/west quad, this typically consists of two side rooms (typically where students sleep) and one middle room for studying/socializing.

There are also a very limited number of 5-person, 6-person, and 7-person suites. 

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, with the exception of Sorin, Siegfried, Pasquerilla West, and a small portion of Lewis, 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. Each room 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. Ladders are available for beds that are lofted. Please note that not all modular furniture looks the same.

Residents of Sorin, Siegfried, Pasquerilla West, and some rooms in Lewis may be permitted to construct elevated bed structures. If a student lives in one of these halls and is considering constructing an elevated bed, it is recommended the student review the Elevated Bed Policy found within du Lac and speak with hall staff to complete an Elevated Bed Agreement.

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

Computers, Telephone Service, and Cable TV

Computers
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.

Every residence hall room has an ethernet jack for residents to connect their computers into the University's network. All students are provided Shared File Space on the University's server. Shared File Space allows students to save information to the server and access computer files from across campus (in computer clusters, classrooms, and residence halls).

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.

Cable TV
Standard cable TV is provided in all residence hall rooms and available to stream online through XFINITY. For more information, as well as a full channel listing and options to upgrade channel packages, please click here

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 following address format:

Name of student
University of Notre Dame
[Room #] [Name of Hall]
Notre Dame, IN 46556

To expedite shipping, please use the following ZIP+4 extensions:

Men's Halls
 
Women's Halls
Alumni Hall 5603   Badin Hall 5604
Carroll Hall 5606   Breen-Phillips Hall 5605
Dillon Hall 5608   Cavanaugh Hall 5607
Duncan Hall 4631   Farley Hall 5609
Dunne Hall 5711   Flaherty Hall 5712
Fisher Hall 5610   Howard Hall 5614
Keenan Hall 5615   Lewis Hall 5616
Keough Hall 5656   Lyons Hall 5617
Knott Hall 5633   McGlinn Hall 5650
Morrissey Hall 5618   Pangborn Hall 5620
O'Neill Family Hall 5657   Pasquerilla East Hall 5621
St. Edward's Hall 5623   Pasquerilla West Hall 5622
Siegfried Hall 5634   Ryan Hall 4641
Sorin Hall 5625   Walsh Hall 5627
Stanford Hall 5626   Welsh Family Hall 5655
Zahm Hall 5628      

Housing Contracts