Notre Dame offers an unsurpassed undergraduate experience.
Meaningful moments, lifelong bonds.
Along with the intellectual rigor of the Notre Dame Experience, we know how to have fun. As a student here, you'll have access to a wealth of people, activities, and events that will broaden your horizons and help you discover unexpected passions.
Student life at Notre Dame starts in the residence halls...
What happens when 8,400 brilliant and involved students get together?
They create clubs and organizations for every interest. They write for The Observer, our student newspaper. They develop their ideas through the Entrepreneurship Society. They motivate at-risk children to pursue their dreams through College Mentors for Kids. With more than 400 student clubs and organizations to choose from, you'll find a number of ways to get involved.
Comedy on the Quad
We have so much to learn from each other.
- 25%US Students of Color
- 10%first generation
Students come from all 50 states and 64 countries worldwide. We believe diversity is a moral and intellectual necessity, and promoting diversity among students, faculty, and staff is an essential part of being a Catholic institution. Diversity enriches our social interactions and intellectual lives by exposing all of us to approaches and frames of reference that challenge our unexamined assumptions.
Beauty of Campus
Life at Notre Dame is lived in a world all its own.
Legends, Loreand Luck of the Irish
A sneak peek at some of our campus traditions and experiences - from serious to spontaneous to nonsensical.
Go on a service trip with Notre Dame professor
Participate in Bengal or Baraka bouts
Rub Knute Rockne's nose at the Rock
Jump into St Mary's or St Joseph's Lakes
Shoot a game of 9 ball at Corby's
Light a candle at the Grotto
Attend Hip Hop Night at Legends
Go to an SYR (dorm dance)
Eat a Quarter Dog at LaFun
Swim in Stonehenge after cheering the Irish to victory
Play Bookstore Basketball
Take the train to Chicago and check out the Windy City
We Are Notre Dame
Home of the Fighting Irish, owners of 34 National Championships (and counting), keepers of athletic traditions by which all other athletic traditions are measured.
Notre Dame has ranked number one in student-athlete graduation rate among all NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools for the last 11 years.
In 2014 Notre Dame won the Capital One Cup for Men's varsity athletics, given to the school with the strongest overall athletic programs in the country.
Continue to play the sport you love at a high level
Even if you're not a varsity athlete, Notre Dame provides countless opportunities to engage in athletics, including:
- Inter-hall sporting events (we're the only non-academy school to offer full-tackle, full-pad tackle football)
- Extensive recreational facilities, including Rolfs Sports Recreation Center and Rockne Memorial
- An intramural program that Sports Illustrated deemed one of the best in the country
- Bookstore Basketball, the world's largest five-on-five tournament featuring more than 700 teams each year
The Arts at Notre Dame
With hundreds of arts events annually and numerous programs and departments, the Notre Dame campus offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore the fine and performing arts. Museums and galleries, like the Snite Museum of Art, host exhibits and events, along with showcases of student work. Venues like the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center attract international acts and feature music, dance, theatre, cinema, and more.
Welcome to South Bend, Indiana
With a population of more than 300,000, South Bend and the surrounding area offer a wide range of cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities of Notre Dame Students. In the immediate area alone you'll find:
- 70+ shops
- 52+ restaurants
- 4 museums
And more than 20 arts and entertainment venues, including the Morris Performing Arts Center, which hosts plays, standup comedians, and musicians.
- Less than 60 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan
- 90 minutes from Chicago