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Living in a Holy Cross College residence hall is a privilege accompanied by both individual and collective responsibility. Students should carefully read and become familiar with the contractual information provided on the housing contract.

In order to be assigned to on-campus housing, students must:

  • Submit the $200 Housing Deposit
  • Complete the 2020-2021 Housing Contract
    • New first year and transfer students will complete the housing contract within their Holy Cross Applicant Portal
    • Continuing students can access the housing contract here
  • Register for classes for the upcoming semester

Deadlines and Housing Lottery

New first year and transfer students are asked to submit the housing contract on or before July 1. Those who indicate roommate requests and/or hall preferences and meet the May 1 confirmation deadline, which requires paying a housing deposit, will be entered in a housing preference lottery. Housing requests will be honored based on lottery results and availability of preferred rooms. Those who submit the housing deposit after May 1 will have requests honored as space allows and after the housing lottery placement is complete.

Continuing students must pay the housing deposit and complete the housing contract on or before April 30 to participate in the room selection process. All contracts received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.


New first year and transfer students will be able to view room and roommate assignments via the Holy Cross Student Portal in mid-to-late July. Those who meet the confirmation and housing contract deadlines will be entered into the housing preference lottery where roommate and residence hall requests will be considered based on lottery results. Providing preferences on the housing contract does not guarantee roommate or hall requests.

Continuing students will participate in a room selection process each spring. Room selection for the 2020-2021 academic year will occur on the following schedule:

  • Rising seniors – May 4, 2020
  • Rising juniors – May 5, 2020
  • Rising sophomores – May 6, 2020


Included with on-campus housing is enrollment in a dining hall meal plan for use at Siegfried Dining Hall. Meal plans also include Basil Bucks, which serve as a flexible extension of the meal plan. You will be able to use Basil Bucks for food and drink purchases at our Ave Brew Café (proudly serving Starbucks coffee) as well as other eateries at the University of Notre Dame. Students can upgrade to an any-campus meal plan to access Notre Dame’s dining halls as well. Learn more about campus dining.