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A FULFILLING FUTURE COMES FROM MORE THAN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. It comes from a nurturing environment, rewarding relationships, and strong habits of mind and spirit. It comes from a collaborative attitude and a passion for lifelong learning that pushes you to explore every one of your options. At Notre Dame, our residential experience fosters exactly this kind of development and discernment, allowing you to

become your own person as well as an active member of the community. Your four years here will be some of the most important years of your life. Despite the rigor that comes with a full class load, we also know how to have fun when the time allows. At Notre Dame, it couldn’t be easier to find some time and someplace to decompress, try something new, or meet an exciting new group of friends by joining a club, checking out a show, or suiting up in blue and gold and cheering on the Fighting Irish.


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THOUGH YOU’LL NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST GAME DAY, LAUGHING WITH FRIENDS IN THE DINING HALLS, OR TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH YOUR CLASSMATES, THE TIME YOU SPEND WITH YOUR RESIDENCE HALL FAMILY WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE HERE. W E A R I N G T H E I R S U N D AY B E S T, S T U D E N T S E N J O Y T H E M U D D Y S U N D AY C H A R I T Y V O L L E Y B A L L T O U R N A M E N T.

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magine living next to some of the most interesting, intellectually curious individuals in the world. A highly diverse group of people, Notre Dame students are always up for anything, ready to help you study for your next exam, and eager to introduce you around. Have you ever raised thousands of dollars during a mud volleyball tournament or raced your friends in a homemade boat across a lake? That’s what it’s like here, since each of our 31 single-gender halls lead their own signature events and have unique traditions for everyone to enjoy. Every incoming first-year student receives a randomly assigned hall and roommate, and every hall brings together students from every year of study. Each hall is a microcosm designed to be a cross-section of the entire student body. You’ll have every chance to expand your perspective by immersing yourself in things wonderfully unfamiliar.

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O F F I R ST-Y E A R S , SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS LIVE O N C A MP U S

O F A L L U N DE R G R A DUATE S L I V E ON CAMPUS

Every hall participates in:

F O R MA L DA N C E

INTERHALL SPORTS

S I G N ATU R E E V E N T

SERVICE


MEN’S HALLS

— A LU MNI H ALL —

— CA R R OLL HA LL —

— FI SHER HA LL —

ESTABLISHED 1931 MASCOT Dawgs CHARITY Martin Hall – Notre Dame College in Bangladesh SIGNATURE EVENT Alumni Wake Week

ESTABLISHED 1906 MASCOT Vermin CHARITY Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County SIGNATURE EVENT A Carroll Christmas

ESTABLISHED 1952 MASCOT Fishermen CHARITY Dismas House, Andre House SIGNATURE EVENT Fisher Regatta

— K E E N A N H ALL —

NOTREDAME WH EN YO U LI V E AT

ESTABLISHED 1957 MASCOT Knights CHARITY Dismas House, Habitat for Humanity, Slice of Life SIGNATURE EVENT Keenan Revue

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— K N OTT H ALL —

— STA N FOR D HA LL —

— ZA HM HA LL —

ESTABLISHED 1988 MASCOT Juggerknotts CHARITY South Bend Center for the Homeless SIGNATURE EVENT All Knotter

ESTABLISHED 1957 MASCOT The Griffins CHARITY South Bend Center for the Homeless SIGNATURE EVENT Stanford TED Talks

ESTABLISHED 1937 MASCOT Zahmbies CHARITY Robinson Community Learning Center SIGNATURE EVENT Decade Dance


WOMEN’S HALLS

— B A D I N H ALL —

— BREEN -PHI LLI PS HA LL —

— CAVA N AU GH HA LL —

ESTABLISHED 1897 MASCOT Bullfrogs CHARITY HOPE Initiative SIGNATURE EVENT Polar Bear Plunge

ESTABLISHED 1939 MASCOT Babes CHARITY Meals on Wheels SIGNATURE EVENT Breen-Phillips Meal Auction

ESTABLISHED 1936 MASCOT Chaos CHARITY Hannah and Friends, Saint Margaret’s House SIGNATURE EVENT Snowball Dance

— LEW I S HA LL —

31 RESIDENCE HALLS Each hall comes with its own individual identity, history, traditions, charitable causes, and events. Here’s a taste of what 14 of our halls represent. You can learn more at residentiallife.nd.edu.

ESTABLISHED 1965 MASCOT Chicks CHARITY Food Bank of Northern Indiana SIGNATURE EVENT The Lewis Crush Dance

— LYO N S H ALL —

— PAS Q UER I LLA W EST HA LL —

— MCGLI N N HA LL —

ESTABLISHED 1925 MASCOT Lions CHARITY Mara Fox Scholarship, the Sisters of Mercy SIGNATURE EVENT Mara Fox Run

ESTABLISHED 1981 MASCOT Purple Weasels CHARITY South Bend Center for the Homeless, Father Jim Karaffa’s Business Academy for Women SIGNATURE EVENT Queen Week

ESTABLISHED 1997 MASCOT Shamrocks CHARITY St. Adalbert School SIGNATURE EVENT Casino Night

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here’s something profoundly special about being a Domer, a member of the Fighting Irish, owning the blue and gold, and occasionally dressing in all green. It’s more than having a world-class 80,000-seat football stadium at the heart of campus (although, that’s pretty cool, too). It’s the tremendous sense of community in every building and class, every path and study area, on every field, court, course, track, and diamond. It’s knowing that you’re a part of our history, you’re furthering the legacy, and you’ve joined something bigger than yourself. We are all in this together and that’s what really makes us proud to be here.

Paint your friends’ faces and head to the game with your hallmates. Join one of our intramural sports teams, deemed the best in the country by Sports Illustrated. Take the time to enjoy the family you build for yourself here. Even after you leave our campus, the knowledge, relationships, and connections you’ve made will be with you while you push forward as a force for good in the world. Check out all the team schedules at und.com.

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WITH SUCH A RANGE OF STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS, EACH WITH DIFFERENT INTERESTS AND BACKGROUNDS, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE FINDS SOMETHING THAT ALLOWS FOR ENGAGEMENT, FUN, AND ADVENTURE OUTSIDE OF CLASS. You could go rock climbing with friends at Duncan Student Center and then grab a bite to eat there. Or, on any given day, you could join, test out, or even lead one or more of our 400+ student clubs and organizations. From dozens of competitive intramurals, to a cappella, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, chess, or student government, you’ll get to pick and choose your way to a college life that strengthens your talents, enhances your interests, and is filled with new experiences. Explore Duncan Student Center at duncanstudentcenter.nd.edu.

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I N S P I R AT I O N C A N H A P P E N A N Y W H E R E . HERE, IT HAPPENS

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ne of the best things about college is having every opportunity to express yourself—and, of course, watch others do the same. Whether that’s through musical performance, sacred music study, acting, filmmaking, improvisational comedy, dance, or fine arts, we’ve got thousands of ways to keep you inspired and plenty of space for you to stretch out and show the world what you’ve got.

DEBARTOLO P ER F OR M I N G A R TS C EN T E R

We provide a space where students, community members, and visiting artists can come together to appreciate the arts in nearly every discipline. We’re proud to host regionallyrecognized offerings like our Shakespeare at Notre Dame program, which stands as a center for Shakespearean scholarship, production, educational outreach, and research. And with state-of-the-art facilities (like Browning Cinema, Decio Mainstage Theatre, Leighton Concert Hall, and Philbin Studio Theater), the Center gives students the unique opportunity to watch performances, attend workshops run by visiting artists, rehearse and perform, and engage in coursework outside of the classroom.

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SNITE MUSEUM OF ART Featuring a growing permanent collection of nearly 29,000 artworks from throughout history and across the world, the Snite Museum is open to all students as well as the public, and it is the perfect place to take a break, see priceless art, and keep your creativity flowing.


O'NEILL HALL OF MUSIC O’Neill Hall is the home for the study and performance of music on campus. All spaces, including rehearsal halls, private lesson studios, and classrooms, are designed for optimum sound isolation and climate control. Along with a recital hall conducive to classical acoustics, O’Neill Hall features an interdisciplinary performance space that accommodates alternative musical events combining music with other media, such as projected text and visual images, and other forms of artistic expression, such as acting, lighting, and dance. All music students are served by the spaces in O’Neill Hall, from the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra, to the Glee Club, to the talented voices that make up Opera Notre Dame.

NOTRE DAME STUDIOS Spanning three campus locations, ND Studios includes the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center, an 18,000-square-foot facility offering a comprehensive array of technologies and services for live and recorded events and storytelling. ND Studios supports an academic media innovation center, which showcases new and emerging media technologies. Studio spaces feature green screens and full lighting and grip packages and users have access to four control rooms equipped for multi-camera live and recorded production.

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80% Over

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of Notre Dame students participate in some form of service learning or service

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ommunity service is not just a hallmark of Notre Dame. It’s our backbone. Through the University’s Center for Social Concerns (CSC), almost all our students are active in service and community-engaged learning for academic credit. Opportunities exist locally and throughout the world. This is our mission, to develop citizens of character, integrity, and social responsibility who ultimately set an example for all.

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7% Roughly

of each class spends at least a year as full-time volunteers after graduation


Our students go out of their way to lend a hand to a stranger, make somebody’s day, or do something to change people’s lives for the better. We never ask what we’ll get in return, and we’re always ready for more. This is why we provide our eager students plenty of opportunities to integrate their real-world service learning and social awareness into the academic experience, ultimately preparing everyone here to have broader perspectives and to create positive change in the world.

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From providing education and clean water services across the globe to building houses right in St. Joseph County, about 3,500 students take part in communitybased learning courses and events through the Center for Social Concerns in a given academic year.

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Serving more than 2,000 kids in the South Bend community each year, the Robinson Community Learning Center is an outlet that helps students, residents, faculty, and partners get involved with outreach programming that benefits young people throughout the region.

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Every single residence hall and almost every one of our 400+ clubs and organizations involve a strong community service element.

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ver the past 175 years, thousands of scholars and students from all over the world have been welcomed to the Notre Dame community. Our global mindset fosters an academic environment and a community that embraces new experiences and welcomes the opportunity to learn from other countries and cultures. We work to provide our international students with an invaluable education and a quintessential American college experience. We understand that the transition to a new university and culture can be challenging, which is why we offer a variety of support services and programs for our international students through the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) office. ISSA helps students settle into life at Notre Dame, from managing important documents like visas to connecting you with International Student Ambassadors or a local family through the Family Friendship Program. Here, you’ll have the resources and support to pursue your education on a campus with a truly international community. Visit admissions.nd.edu/international-students to view videos made by our international students about their lives at Notre Dame.

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For more information, visit international.nd.edu.


EMBARK ON YOUR LIFETIME OF LEARNING

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hile your Notre Dame education will surely launch you into a lifetime of curiosity, purpose, fulfillment, and success, nothing will truly inspire your creativity, openness, confidence, and general hunger for more like traveling the world while you’re still a student. We offer over 50 study abroad programs, and five extremely popular Global Gateway experiences—which include residential campuses in London, Dublin, Beijing, Rome, and Jerusalem—as well as opportunities to study for a week, a semester, or a summer in dozens of countries around the world. Spanning almost every field and interest, it’s safe to say that most of our students jump at the chance to explore other nations through internships, research, special academic programs, and service trips for some of the most unforgettable moments of their lives. Because once you see the world with Notre Dame, you’ll never see yourself the same way again.

50 YEARS 75% TOP 2

OF SENDING STUDENTS TO DIVERSE REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD

OF UNDERGRADUATES STUDY ABROAD

RANKING AMONG PHD-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS FOR UNDERGRAD STUDY ABROAD PARTICIPATION

For more information, visit international.nd.edu.


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Pursue Your Passions: A Guide to the Notre Dame Community  

Learn about our more than 400 student-led clubs as well as residential life, study abroad, and service opportunities.

Pursue Your Passions: A Guide to the Notre Dame Community  

Learn about our more than 400 student-led clubs as well as residential life, study abroad, and service opportunities.