Village Life

Whether you have been married for 15 days or 15 years, have no children or six, the University Village of Notre Dame is an amazing place for families. What really makes "The Village," as we fondly call it, so wonderful are the people that live here. We are connected as a community because we are all students or the family of students at Notre Dame. Although residents come from different countries, have different beliefs, and speak different languages, many come to think of our community as a second family and "The Village" as their home away from home.  Need to hear more?  Read about this resident's experience of Village Life: "A Home Under the Dome."


Why Live Here?

Bike ride to campus


  • Close to campusWalk (20-30 minutes), bike (10-15 minutes), or bus (5 minutes) to main campus
  • Easy bus ride or short drive to shopping and the rest of South Bend/Mishawaka







Protected by Fire Department


  • Neighbors look out for each other
  • Fenced-in playground and green space for children
  • Regularly patrolled by Notre Dame Security Police
  • Notre Dame has its own Police and Fire Department





Potluck Event