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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I find there is a real dorm hierarchy unfortunately. Some dorms are brand new with spacious rooms and fantastic amenities, whereas others are over 100 years old and do not even have air conditioning. Apparently it is the luck of the draw which dorm you are put into but it seems as if students with very wealthy parents always seem to get preferential treatment. As far as my living arrangement is concerned, the rooms aren't huge, but they aren't too small either. It definitely could be worse.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus! The dorms are a great system and give you an automatic family. You become really close to the people in your dorm but at the same time also get to know people from other dorms which is really nice.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: People are very loyal to their dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Cavanaugh Hall is the best. Sisterhood, community, and the best place to live. CHAOS NEVER ENDS.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's good. They're building new dorms, too

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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
6,458
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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