Residential Community Enhancements

The University of Notre Dame recently announced new strategies for strengthening undergraduate residence hall communities, including incentives for seniors to live on campus and a requirement that first-year, sophomore, and junior students live on campus for six semesters. These strategies seek to strengthen the University’s long-standing residential mission of forming communities that are inclusive of all members and dedicated to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual development of Notre Dame undergraduate students.


Senior incentives will range from increased flexibility in meal plans to more autonomy in room picks to additional leadership roles for seniors in the halls. Specifics of each new offering will benefit from continued student feedback through the Hall Presidents’ Council as implementation occurs over the next two to three years. 


In addition, consistent with Notre Dame’s desire to solidify the residential experience as an essential component of a Notre Dame undergraduate education, beginning with the matriculating class of 2018 (graduating class of 2022), first-year, sophomore, and junior students are required to live on campus for six semesters. Study abroad facilitated through Notre Dame International will automatically count toward the fulfillment of the six-semester expectation, with other exceptions considered on an individual basis. This policy change to the undergraduate residential requirement does not apply to undergraduate classes currently enrolled at Notre Dame.




University Press Release