About Us

From the Vice President


Our Mission

The Division of Student Affairs exists to provide and integrate educational opportunities for all students to develop their full potential as individuals and future leaders in our Church, society, and world. We are committed to:

  • offering students an opportunity to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and social dimensions of their educational experience;
  • providing students with the highest quality programs and services; and
  • building strong collaborative links throughout all branches of the University and with external constituencies.

The Residential Tradition

Residential life, a hallmark of the student experience at Notre Dame, provides the means by which many students enter into the Notre Dame family. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, vibrant environment, rooted in Christian community. The 29 undergraduate residence halls represent 29 distinctive communities, which together with our two graduate housing facilities, continue the rich tradition of residential life at the University.

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Integrated Learning

Student Affairs helps you connect your academic pursuits with your life outside the classroom. Whether it be hosting a Discernment Dinner to bring faculty members to your hall, coordinating a hall service activity through the Center for Social Concerns, or serving as a student leader in the Folk Choir, your learning outside the classroom should complement and enhance your pursuits inside the classroom.

We are proud of both the quality and the breadth of our programs and services, and hope that we can assist you in making the most of your time at Notre Dame.

In Notre Dame,

Erin Hoffmann Harding
Vice President for Student Affairs