Campus Housing

Location
South Bend, IN
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8,462
Tuition
$42,971
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never been inside anywhere with as much fraternity as a men's dorm at ND. The girls basically live in a nunnery, but they are more than welcome in the guys dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You won't find anything like this at any other school.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are great, with lots of activities to make hallmates bond. From hall sports to dorm Masses and signature events (Keenan Revue, Fisher Regatta, etc.), dorms are your home away from home.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm system is great. Each dorm is like a sorority or frat. Students often stay in the same dorm all four years or until junior year. A lot of students move off campus for senior year. Since there is no survey for housing placement, some people don't like their roommates freshman year, but you can pick your roommate for sophomore year. I think that the random selection system actually ends up working for most people. There is a lot of dorm pride and each dorm is definitely its own community. The dorms are clean and are overall nice. Some dorms have bigger rooms than others. Some have air conditioning and some don't (air conditioning is only an issue the first two weeks of school). Some are big and some are small. My main complaint is the strictness. A rector will write you up if she sees you drunk or with alcohol; this is mainly a concern in the girls' dorms. Guys' dorms are a lot more relaxed. The other issue is parietals. If you want to stay over in a guy's room, make sure you don't leave the room during parietals hours (12-9am during the week and 2-9am on the weekends). If you are smart about your actions, alcohol and parietals shouldn't be a problem.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Which dorm you live in is literally luck of the draw. You could live in hotel like dorms or older dorms with no A/C. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. The older ones tend to be smaller thus having a better sense of community and tradition.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 40th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 42nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 609th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 987th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Barker
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Ah, dorm life-finding food in strange places; living so close to your neighbor that you can actually hear them snore; dealing with the constant presence of a roommate's significant other; avoiding the rector at all costs; wearing a dorm shirt every time you're out of clean clothes. Students agree that no Notre Dame education would be complete without a stay in the dorms. Freshmen are not allowed to pick either their dorm or their roommates, but the majority feel that the University does a fairly good job in making the final decision. If a student is unhappy with the dorm in which they were placed, they have the freedom to be pulled into another dorm or to move off campus after they reach their sophomore year.

There are 27 dorms on campus, and all are single-sex and subject to parietals, which are the only hours when members of the opposite sex are allowed to visit. Of the 27 dorms, there's really no clear student preference. While the older dorms seem to be favored by some because of their traditions, the luxury and comfort of the newer dorms are preferred by others. Whether old or new, student pride runs rampant throughout the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,481
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
80%
Number of Dormitories
29
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Badin Hall
  • Duncan Hall
  • McGlinn Hall
  • O'Neill Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Carroll Hall
  • Farley Hall
  • Morrissey Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Laundry facilities (in most dorms)
  • Modular furniture (in modern dorms)
  • Sink
Did You Know?
  • All residence halls at Notre Dame are single-sex.
  • The Main Building (also known as the Golden Dome) was originally intended to be used as a dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alumni Hall (1931)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 269
Bathrooms: Communal, some semi-private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, four-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Badin Hall (1897)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 123
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, four-person suites
Special Features: Exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, sinks in most rooms, study rooms; South Quad.
Breen-Phillips Hall (1939)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 206
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, four-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; North Quad.
Carroll Hall (1906)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 103
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, outdoor recreation space, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Cavanaugh Hall (1936)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 213
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; North Quad.
Dillon Hall (1931)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 334
Bathrooms: Communal, some semi-private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Duncan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 232
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Signature event is Highlander Games; West Quad
Duncan Hall (2008)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 232
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Farley Hall (1942)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 242
Bathrooms: Communal; semi-private in suites
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; North Quad.
Fisher Hall (1952)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 189
Bathrooms: Communal, some semi-private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, four-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in most rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Howard Hall (1924)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 161
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, two- to five-person suites
Special Features: Kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Keenan Hall (1957)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 291
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; North Quad.
Keough Hall (1996)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 267
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Knott Hall (1988)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; Mod Quad.
Lewis Hall (1965)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 299
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; Between the Golden Dome and St. Joe Lake.
Lyons Hall (1925)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 202
Bathrooms: Communal, semi-private in suites
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, two- to four-person suites
Special Features: Basketball courts, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in most rooms, sand volleyball court, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
McGlinn Hall (1997)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 266
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, McGlinn Fields, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Morrissey Hall (1925)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 260
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
O'Neill Hall (1996)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 261
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Pangborn Hall (1955)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 179
Bathrooms: Communal; semi-private in suites
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, four- and six-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; South Quad.
Pasquerilla East Hall (1981)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 239
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, 3-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; Mod Quad.
Pasquerilla West Hall (1981)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 264
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, ktichen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; Mod Quad.
Ryan Hall (2009)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 248
Bathrooms: TBD
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: TBD
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Siegfried Hall (1988)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms, weight room; Mod Quad.
Sorin Hall (1888)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 151
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in most rooms, in-room sinks, study rooms; Main (God) Quad.
St. Edward's Hall (1882)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 177
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Basketball court, elevator, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; North/God Quad.
Stanford Hall (1957)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 277
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Exercise room, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, study rooms; North Quad.
Walsh Hall (1909)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 191
Bathrooms: Communal, semi-private in some suites
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, three- to five-person suites
Special Features: Elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-rooms inks, study rooms; Main (God) Quad.
Welsh Family Hall (1997)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 262
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, three-room quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture, in-room sinks, study rooms; West Quad.
Zahm Hall (1937)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 229
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, two-room suites, three- and four-person suites
Special Features: Basketball court, elevator, exercise room, kitchen, laundry, modular furniture in some rooms, in-room sink, study rooms; North Quad.

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