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Welcome to Badin!

Hey Tadpoles:

Dear Bullfrogs,

We are thrilled to help you start your journey at Notre Dame in Badin Hall, the BEST dorm on campus, and to officially declare you a Bullfrog. We cannot wait to welcome you, and are so so excited for you!


Badin has an incredible, tight-knit community with a rich history and a beautiful building. We have creatives, academics, and ballers galore! We can’t wait for you to start forming lifelong memories. From the very start of Welcome Weekend, you will form connections with your peers through football games, classes, intramural sports, and clubs! The Notre Dame community lives in all parts of campus, and we cannot wait to show you.


We are honored to plan some fun events for your first few days on campus. Get ready for an incredible and fun-filled weekend!


College is a big change for everyone. We, along with everyone in Badin, from the sophomores above you to the Bullfrog alum, are here for you, always. Throughout the summer, continue to look for notifications from the University and news from the ‘hoppiest’ dorm on campus.


If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, or just want to say hi, we’re just an email away.

In Badin,

Ryn Weiss, Claire Laubenthal, & Allison Elshoff
St. André Bessette C.S.C. Committee Co-Chairs | |

a message from your welcome weekend captains:


No two rooms in Badin are exactly the same, but here's what you can expect in your freshmen double or quad:

  • bed with mattress, ladder, and small railing for lofting

  • wardrobe with one hanging rack and two & a half pull out drawers

  • desk with shelf, bulletin board, three drawers, and desk chair

  • sink and cabinet, mirror, towel hooks/rods, recycling bin, and trash can


  • area rug to cover the tiled floors

  • mini fridge (up to 5 cubic feet)

  • extra seating: futon, comfy chairs, ottomans, etc.

find a more detailed packing list in the "how to pack" section below

so what's a freshmen quad?

so what's a freshmen quad?

Badin has singles, doubles, triples and quads. Most freshmen will be placed in a double or a quad. Freshmen quads have a common room separated from the bedroom by a door. The bedroom is divided by a half wall with the sink. Below, you can find floor plans of a standard freshmen quad and the most common furniture layouts. Most residents choose to loft all four beds; however, bunking the beds is also a possibility.  It is very difficult to leave the beds on the floor though given the tight room space. 

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access password protected badin hall floor plans here:

log in with your notre dame email and password

Although freshmen rooms can be tight (especially quads!), there's plenty of room to be creative in your loft space. Check out these cute spaces to inspire your dorm room!

how to pack:



don't pack:

don't pack:


we recommend buying a rug after you've seen your room, but 5x7 is likely a safe bet


it's nice to have comfy seating in your room, quads and most doubles will fit a futon

mini fridge

keep your snacks and drinks in under 5 cubic feet in a mini fridge in your room


don't forget photos, posters, & lots of string lights to make your dorm feel like home


there's a printer on the 1st floor of badin or find printers in classroom buildings/library


microwaves are not allowed in dorm rooms, but you can use the ones in badin lounges


toasters are also not permitted in dorms, but you can find them in badin lounges

air conditioners

portable ac units are not allowed, so bring lots of fans to keep your room cool

Accounts to follow:

before you arrive on campus, consider following these instagram accounts to stay up to date on all things ND

click on the images below to go to the instagram page

How to be ND:

Notre Dame is full of tradition & you'll soon learn to love the little things that make ND so special! 

you can look forward to domer fest during welcome weekend, the first snow fall snowball fight on south quad, football eve midnight drummer's circle, candlelight dinners in the dining hall after home football games, touchdown pushups, and so much more!!


Start to join in on the Notre Dame traditions by learning the Victory March and Alma Mater now so you're prepared to have the best first game day:

Notre Dame Victory March

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons and daughters March on to victory!

Notre Dame Alma Mater

Notre Dame, our mother,
tender, strong and true,
proudly in the heavens
gleams thy gold and blue.
Glory’s mantle cloaks thee,
golden is thy fame,
and our hearts forever
praise thee, Notre Dame;
and our hearts forever
love thee Notre Dame.

are you ready for touchdown push ups?




you'll never see a student enter the famous golden dome building using the grand main staircase... superstition is that students who travel on these stairs won't graduate. it has become a tradition for seniors to take celebratory photos posing on these stairs after graduation like these cute Badin grads!

main stairs.heic


notre dame students take two semesters of theology but they have to watch out! students who step on the god quad grass will fail their theology classes. 

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lyons hall is tucked away at the end of south quad with a beautiful arched walkway that leads to saint mary's lake. superstitious tradition says that love is formed under lyons arch & a kiss under the arch will lead to marriage!

lyons arch.jpg


romance is in the air around saint mary's and saint joseph's lakes! this superstition predicts that walking hand in hand with your significant other will result in marriage, but only if you follow a figure eight path around both lakes.


helpful links:

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badin hall notre dame, indiana 46556

explore badin hall and the notre dame campus using the orange pegman on google street view!

last minute shopping?

we've got you covered:

Here's a list of local stores to make your shopping trips easier. Bed Bath & Beyond offers the option to delay pick-up of your online purchases until you get to South Bend & has on-campus pick-up during Welcome Weekend. Most of the stores near campus are in Mishawaka -- about a 10 minute drive from campus.  

super target
155 E University Drive
Granger, Indiana 46530

(574)  243 - 7442

5020 Grape Road
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

(574)  273 - 3500

walmart supercenter
316 Indian Ridge Blvd
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

(574)  243 - 9188

university park mall
6501 Grape Road
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

(574)  277 - 2223

home depot
317 Indian Ridge Blvd
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

(574)  273 - 8601

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