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Notre Dame Begins Construction on New Residence Hall

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., recently announced that construction has begun on a new men’s residence hall to be named the East Quad Men’s Residence Hall. The project is part of a 2017 strategic plan intended to strengthen residential communities on campus. The university requires students to live on campus for six semesters and is also aiming to improve on-campus housing availability for transfer students, according to a news release.

“A Notre Dame education extends beyond the classroom, laboratory and studio to the experience of inclusive community in the residence halls. Rooted in the University’s Catholic mission, residential life endeavors to develop that sense of belonging and of responsibility that prepares students for leadership in their communities, our nation and the Church,” said University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “With the addition of this new hall, we are able to ensure that generations of students will receive the best possible Notre Dame education.”

The residence hall will stand four stories and cover 79,000 square feet to house about 260 students. The first floor will feature amenities like quiet study spaces; a reading room; hall chapel; and facilities for fitness, laundry and vending. Student room types will include singles, doubles, quads and six-person rooms, and each floor will also include a community kitchen or kitchenette.

“Residential life continues to be one of the most distinctive components of the Notre Dame undergraduate experience, with the halls creating a base for many of our students’ spiritual, social, service and athletic activities,” said Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs. “This new residence hall will help to further the University’s mission of educating both the mind and heart, and we look forward to witnessing the students who will soon reside in this hall support and learn from one another, deepen their faith, and form lifelong bonds.”

The residence hall is scheduled to open its doors to students in summer 2024.

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