Life at ND

Jogging path around StSt. Mary’s Lake, University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is a place to enrich your mind, body and spirit. 

While the quality of the academic and intellectual preparation we provide our students is world-class, there is also a strong sense of fellowship and community that pervades the campus that can only be understood through an experience here.

Pre-College program students take a tour of the Basilica

As a participant in one of our Pre-College Programs, you’ll experience both. You'll learn under instruction of Notre Dame faculty, live in a Notre Dame residence hall, eat in the dining halls, and serve in the community. As you do, you'll be challenged intellectually and enriched socially.

Pre-College Program participants also work closely with their Resident Counselors, current Notre Dame students and graduate students who play an integral role in providing for the wellness, supervision and execution of the social, service and spiritual activities for participating students. The Counselors bring a multitude of talents to the programs and are instrumental in providing an authentic model of Notre Dame student life.

The Notre Dame campus is served by its own police and fire departments, and the safety of our students and Pre-College participants is a priority. Please visit the Notre Dame Security Police website for additional information.

To learn more about what Pre-College participants have said about life at ND, visit our testimonials page.