SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame plans to enact a policy
next fall requiring all newly enrolled undergraduates to live on campus
during their freshman, sophomore and junior years.
University officials tell the South Bend Tribune the goal is to strengthen
the school's residential nature.
university has about 8,500 undergraduate students. University data show
about 63 percent of seniors, 15 percent of juniors and 2 percent of
sophomores currently live off campus.
Freshmen already are required to live on campus unless they live locally
with a parent or guardian.
Some students say they like living off campus because of the independence
and because it's cheaper.
university plans to build two additional residence halls to accommodate the
increase in students living on campus.