Your Residential Experience
- 84% of students live on campus.
- 5 Residence Halls that have distinct character.
- Every fall, each hall develops a new and distinct personality.
- 6-semester residency requirement ensures that you get the most out of your college experience.
You join a community of amazing women from across the country and around the world.
You are supported, respected and valued in your home away from home.
You'll enjoy friendships with women. Whether you’re:
- Having late-night chats in your room
- Studying for tests
- Having community dinners
- Attending hall programs
- Or getting your floor-mates together on an intramural team
Your Residence Life Staff
HDs and RAs work closely together to make the residence halls a home away from home.
- Director of Residence Life
- 4 Hall Directors (Professional live-in staff)
- 44 Resident Assistants (SMC Students)
- 4 Ministry Assistants (SMC Students)
- 2 Connect Leader Assistants (SMC Students)
- Residence Hall Association (SMC Students)
Our Department's Mission & Values
Office of Residence Life
The Office of Residence Life strives to develop meaningful and personal communities within safe, comfortable and well-maintained residence halls. We engage students in exceptional living and learning experiences to foster a sense of belonging and social responsibility that complement the total educational experience and enhance student success.
In order to carry out this mission we believe in the following values:
We provide our students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills that will assist them with making confident decisions that will effectively impact, empower and influence the community to reach their full potential.
We treat each student as an individual with unique needs and concerns. We encourage students to ask questions, assist them with identifying resources and connections, trust their intuition through the decision making process and reflect on their experiences.
We take pride in building relationships by providing an inclusive and student centered environment through our individualized interactions allowing students to feel valued by and connected to the greater community.
We educate students on their responsibility to care for themselves and their community including holding others accountable, understanding the impact of their actions and seeking assistance when help is needed.
Supportive quality services
We are committed to providing excellent service through quality response by customer service oriented staff that listens, assesses, prioritizes, follows through, and communicates to reflect the evolving needs and concerns of residents.
We strive to create a residential learning environment that provides tools and services to empower students to achieve a higher level of self-awareness enabling them to move closer to living their values and achieving their goals.
We strive to provide an environment of inclusion that allows all students to feel accepted and supported so that they can thrive and grow in a safe and supportive environment.
We seek to empower residents by providing opportunities for personal learning and development of life skills that allow them to engage in a collective vision and common purpose to create effective change within their residence halls, campus, local and global communities.
Guide to Residence Hall Living
Office of Residence Life
242 Student Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556