Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame’s campus is a visual splendor. Even its more recently constructed buildings that house state-of-the-art academic and student life facilities fit within a cohesive visual aesthetic that preserves tradition amid progress.

Yet the setting is only significant because of what takes place here. There is a deep sense of community that permeates Notre Dame and helps to create a distinct home for our students, faculty, and staff.

All undergraduate students begin in one of our 32 on-campus residence halls to support their formation as they pursue their studies, develop healthy relationships, become servant leaders, and reflectively and prayerfully discern their futures. While each of the halls is a world unto itself, collectively they combine to create a unified campus community that is unlike any other in American higher education. This community is rich in tradition; Notre Dame is alive with events that are woven into the fabric of campus life and enliven the student experience each year. 


The University’s approach to residential life pervades every component of a student’s time at Notre Dame. From intellectual pursuits to selfless service to their psychological and physical well-being, we strive to care for the needs of all who study here, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

  • 32 Residence Halls
  • More than 315,000 people in the South Bend-Elkhart region
  • 28 Campus Eateries
  • 500+ Student Clubs and Groups
  • 5 Recreation Venues