Residential Life at Notre Dame

Inspired by the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross, residential life is central to the Notre Dame experience and is one of the most distinctive features of undergraduate life. Join members of Residential Life for a conversation about the traditions, the friendships, and the community found in your home under the Dome. You’ll also learn about the unique aspects of residence hall living, such as senior leadership, integrated class living, random first-year assignments, a stay-hall model, and hall traditions that ground Notre Dame residence halls in the Holy Cross pillar of family.

Campus Tour

Guided by current Notre Dame students, tours visit the main attractions on campus and give you a current student’s perspective of life at the University. 

North or South Dining Hall

We'll provide each admitted student and guest with two complimentary dining hall meals and encourage you to use one for lunch during Monday’s Student Resource Fair. South Dining Hall is the more traditional of our two dining halls, while the recently renovated North Dining Hall offers a contemporary setting. Dining hall offerings accommodate various nutritional needs, including gluten-free and vegan. Menus change daily, but you can preview the variety at

Welcome by University Leaders

Join us for an official welcome from administrative and student leaders. This celebratory event will be followed by a dessert reception and the opportunity to meet and mingle with current Notre Dame students. 

College Information Sessions and Academic Experience

Representatives of our degree-granting colleges will offer concurrent information sessions for students and families on the academic offerings, resources, and opportunities that exist. Following these sessions, each college will offer admitted students a tailored program with a glimpse into the academic environment that exists within the college as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty.

Understanding Your Notre Dame Financial Aid

We want to make the financial aid process as seamless as possible. This session will provide an explanation of how Notre Dame financial aid awards are presented, along with a discussion of the value of investing in a Notre Dame education.

Student Resource Fair

Meet our campus community during Monday's lunch at the South Dining Hall. A variety of campus units, including academic, extracurricular, and student support services, will be on hand to share information about opportunities for student involvement. Students and families will also learn about resources that support student development and wellbeing. View a complete listing here.

Alumni Panel: Four Years Becomes a Lifetime

This is your opportunity to hear from someone who's been there. Moderated by the Notre Dame Alumni Association, panelists will include alumni as well as representatives from the Center for Career Development. The discussion will range from college experiences to careers, as well as resources and support for students and how they stay connected to the University community beyond graduation.