New Resident Info

We're glad that you have decided to make the University Village Complex home! Residents come from across the United States and around the world to form our community. Please use this page as a reference for what steps need to be completed and what to expect prior to your arrival.

Apply to Live Here

  • Once you are admitted and confirmed as a student by the University and have an active e-mail address, you are considered eligible to apply for housing.

  • To apply, go to, then click the Student Life tab at the top of the screen.  Within the Student Life tab, locate the HOUSING box and you will be directed to log into HOME UNDER THE DOME. There, you will find links for undergraduate and graduate housing.  Select your appropriate application.
  • If you would like a tour of the Village or Cripe Street, you may call the Beichner Community Center during business hours Monday through Friday at (574) 631-9145. If you will be in the area for a few days, ask if there are any community events happening during your visit. Guests are always welcome!

  • With questions regarding your eligibility for housing please contact the Office of Housing.


First Steps -once your application is accepted and you’ve received your apartment assignment from the Office of Housing

  • Complete the University Village online registration form. This will help our staff prepare for your arrival and save you time when you pick up your keys.
  • The Community Assistant for your building will contact you regarding move-in information and to welcome you. Please reply to their email with contact information.
  • Review the information provided on the University Village website to have a comprehensive knowledge of the resources available to residents.
  • Review the University Village resident handbook, Du Marais Student Handbook


What to Expect

Prior to Arrival

  • Phone call - A Village staff member, most likely one of the Community Assistants, will contact you to answer questions and learn how we can assist you. Be sure to reply to their email with your best contact number.
  • Move-in date confirmation - If your plans change please contact us with your new arrival date as soon as possible.

Upon Arrival

  • Transportation from South Bend Airport - International residents arriving from abroad will receive information from International Student Services and Activities regarding pick up at the airport. If you are not sure that someone is picking you up at the airport be sure to contact our office so a staff member can be of assistance.
  • Key pick-up - Our office is open 8am12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday. You are welcome to stop by any time during office hours on your move-in date to pick up your keys. Paperwork will be brief - please fill out Village registration form prior to arrival as well as any paper work from the Office of Housing.
  • After hours key pick-up - If you are arriving after our designated office hours or on the weekend please contact us so that we can make arrangements for your arrival. New residents already residing in South Bend should plan to pick up their keys during regular office hours.
  • Welcome Basket - You will find a basket in your apartment upon arrival containing basic necessities like toilet paper and a garbage bag. Be sure to check your freezer for the pizza left for you by your CA.
  • Household items for loan - There is a more comprehensive welcome pack available for loan that includes an air mattress, towels, linens and other basic household items.  Intended primarily for international residents arriving directly from outside the U.S., please contact us as early as possible to reserve this for your arrival.
  • Move-in checklist - Complete the checklist during your first month at the Village. The checklist will be given to you upon arrival.
  • Barter board - a google group open only to Village residents. Residents post items to give away or sell, questions for the Village community and various announcements. An invitation to join the group will be given to you upon arrival.
  • Social Programming - Take advantage of our social programming to meet your neighbors and Village staff. Residents are great resources for answering questions about life in South Bend and being a student with a family at Notre Dame. Check out our previous events for an idea of social programming at the Village.
  • Resident volunteer welcome - In addition to a welcome from the Rector and your Community Assistant, there are Building Representatives that can offer assistance and act as a resource to you. In the summer, when there are no building representatives (they serve during the school year only) we ask current residents to welcome one or two incoming residents.  These resident volunteers, along with the residential staff, are glad to be of assistance.