Welcome and congratulations! We are excited to personally meet all of you upon your arrival to Notre Dame and St. Edward’s Hall in August. Not only have you made the intelligent decision to attend the best university in the world, but you also secured a coveted room in Notre Dame’s finest residence hall—St. Edward’s.
Your new home is one of the smaller residence halls on campus and consequently is a tightly knit community of brothers who share camaraderie and a proud tradition. While some of the larger halls are so populous that the residents may never know the guy living down the hallway, you will come to know each and every person in St. Ed’s. Truly, the bond among Stedsmen is a much tighter one than what you’d find in some of the behemoth around campus (we’re looking at you, Dillon Hall). Additionally, we have recently undergone renovations that have made our home into one of the nicest on campus. Being a part of St. Edward’s hall means being a part of a brotherhood, and you’ll have the opportunity to truly experience what that means when you arrive in August.
St. Edward’s Hall is comprised of singles, doubles, triples, and quads, as well as a few multiple room suites. While floor space may seem small (most doubles are 12’ by 16’), the ceiling height makes up for this. Our hall is actually the object of much campus jealousy for having the most spacious rooms. Everybody in the new halls has to waste most of their space on storage while we can just throw our stuff on a shelf 10 feet overhead. Ceilings are 9.5’ tall on the first floor, 13’ on the second floor, 12’ on the third floor, and 10.5’ on the fourth floor. In other words we get to be kind of like Japan: built up instead of out. When you arrive, you will be pleased to find a sink with a mirrored medicine cabinet as well (No little shampoo bottles or towels. This isn’t the Holiday Inn.). Also supplied for all students are a desk with a chair (you will want to bring your own small lamp), 3-drawer dresser, a lofted bed, and a closet (shared by roommates). Also, be sure to bring sheets and a pillow – you might be able to survive for the first few months on a bare mattress, but come winter-time you’ll freeze without a sheet or two.
Closet space often becomes cramped, so it is advisable to bring some sort of organizing device with drawers. If you don’t feel like lugging a dresser out from home, you can usually purchase one at the start of the school year from flea markets or Goodwill/Salvation Army stores. Please don’t bring your grandma’s antique cherrywood dresser because we wouldn’t want dad to give himself a hernia trying to carry it to your room. The best value is a set of stackable plastic drawers, which can be bought at any K-Mart/Target type store for around $10. Also very popular 9 among most guys are milk crates or more stylish Yaffa Blocks (also available at K-Mart type places).
One room just for one student
One room shared by two students
One room shared by three students
One room shared by four students
St. Edwards Hall provides some of the best shared spaces on Notre Dame's campus, including a newly-remodeled chapel, and expansive main lounge, and plenty of quiet study space.
St. Edward's Chapel
Computers, Telephone Service, and Cable TV
Students are welcome to bring their own computers or laptops from home; however, not all students bring personal computers. Students have access to 16 computer clusters on campus with over 500 computers available for use. Most clusters are open from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. while classes are in session.
Every residence hall room has an ethernet jack for residents to connect their computers into the University's network. All students are provided Shared File Space on the University's server. Shared File Space allows students to save information to the server and access computer files from across campus (in computer clusters, classrooms, and residence halls).
Residents have the option of purchasing "Opt-in Phone Service" within the first four weeks of the semester. If you choose this option, you must provide your own phone, provided it is not a 2.4 GHz cordless phone (this frequency will disrupt the University's wireless network). To make long-distance phone calls, you can use a prepaid calling card or your own long distance plan if you purchased the "Opt-in Phone Service." Additional information regarding phone service can be found here.
Standard cable TV is provided in all residence hall rooms and available to stream online through XFINITY. For more information, as well as a full channel listing and options to upgrade channel packages, please click here.
Mail and Shipping Information
Mail is delivered to the Hall Monday through Saturday. Packages delivered by UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and DHL will be delivered directly to a resident's room. Packages delivered by USPS will be delivered to the Hall’s mail room where they can be collected.
When mailing letters or packages, use the following address format:
University of Notre Dame
(Room Number) St. Edward's Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5623