Room Types

OVERVIEW OF ROOM TYPES

After receiving their housing assignments, students new to the Notre Dame community often ask what a "suite" or "quad" is. While most residence halls have different layouts/configurations of space, a common terminology can help you better understand room types. Below you will find a descriptions of the most common types of rooms found on campus.

SINGLE
  • One room for one student.
DOUBLE
  • One room for two students.
TRIPLE
  • One room shared by three students.
QUAD
  • One room shared by four students
QUINT
  • One room shared by five students.
2-PERSON SUITE
  • Two rooms shared by two students. The rooms are adjoined by an internal door. Students sometimes use the configuration as two single rooms, while others use one room for sleeping and the other for studying/socializing.
3-PERSON SUITE
  • Two rooms shared by three students. The rooms are adjoined by an internal door. Most students use one room for sleeping and the other for studying/socializing.
4-PERSON SUITE
  • A group of rooms (typically 2-3) shared by four students. In mod quad/west quad, this typically consists of two side rooms (typically where students sleep) and one middle room for studying/socializing.

NOTE: There are also a very limited number of 5-person, 6-person, and 7-person suites in older residence halls.

Rooms with adjoining doors can typically be found on the residence hall floor plans. Please be advised that due to regular maintenance/improvements, some floor plans may not be 100% accurate.

General questions about move-in, can be directed to housing@nd.edu.