Community building begins where you live.
Ask any Notre Dame undergraduate about his or her experience on campus and the story will usually start in the residence halls. It’s where they made lifelong friends, got plugged into the campus community, contributed to decades-old traditions and made a few new ones, and found out just how special it is to live under the dome.
This is no accident. From the University’s founding, residential life has been a central tenant of the Notre Dame experience, and is perhaps the most distinctive feature of the undergraduate experience at Notre Dame.