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South Bend, IN
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Parietals. The dreaded word at ND. You can have your booze, you can try to hide your drugs, but if your girlfriend comes aver past 2 on a weekend or 12 on a weekday, you're in trouble. With that said, it is a perfect excuse to clear your room so you can sleep

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You get what you paid for.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Hall staff usually aren't too strict--male dorms throw parties and drinking is widely overlooked. My biggest complaint is about parietals--it's a prime example of how the administration sometimes treats students like children.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The administration is pretty strict about alcohol, parietals and drugs. Given that they are pretty strict, people regularly break the parietals rules and the RAs are fine with it, especially in the guys' dorms. The RAs aren't trying to get you in trouble, but if your door is open at 3 AM and you have guys and girls in there, you will most definitely get in trouble. Basically with parietals, don't be stupid about it. Most people drink on campus. The guys dorms are very relaxed about alcohol and often host dorm parties. Girls dorms are way way more strict. It is not an issue if you have alcohol in your room or if you are drinking with a couple people, but don't have a party in a girls dorm.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The administration tends to be pretty fair as long as people are being safe. They accept that underage drinking will occur however drug use is not tolerated at all.


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  • 66th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 82nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 860th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Barker
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Students agree that you can basically drink as much as you want around Notre Dame and have little to worry about from campus authorities. At worst, the consequences will be about as severe as a slap on the wrist. On the other end of the spectrum, however, the penalties for both drug use and sex on campus are expulsion. Most students didn't complain about the University's priorities, though they are noticeably different from many other schools.

The bottom line? Drink if you like, but don't use drugs or get caught fooling around. The lenient alcohol policy leaves plenty of room for students to have fun; however, there are hefty fines for overindulgence. Students are expected to be responsible, and there is supervision-if you can't keep things behind closed doors, you will get in trouble for it. Make sure you consider the consequences before you do anything on campus. Don't push things too far and you should be just fine.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drug possession
  • Drug usage
  • Having Sex

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 67 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 51% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 40% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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