Campus and Physical Facilities

The campus consists of 171 buildings on 1,261 acres, with a total replacement of property value of $3.3 billion.

Hesburgh Libraries

The Hesburgh Libraries is a diverse system featuring the flagship Hesburgh Library that houses three centers and specialty libraries along with eight branch libraries and specialty centers located throughout the Notre Dame campus. The Libraries are home to nearly 200 faculty and staff with on-site visits from over 1 million patrons annually. On-site and online visitors have access to more than 3.5 million print volumes and nearly 3.5 million electronic volumes.

In an effort to further its core mission of “connecting people to knowledge,” the Libraries offer a vast array of expertise, services, resources, and spaces to ensure the academic success of the campus community. Subject, digital, and academic outreach librarians offer research assistance and are available face-to-face, by email, phone, and chat.

Information Technologies

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) develops innovative solutions and provides reliable technology services in support of Notre Dame’s students, faculty, and staff. OIT services range from enhancing the classroom experience through technology to managing the campus technology infrastructure, from supporting research activities to providing solutions that enable the administrative campus teams.

Notre Dame Press

The University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, with 1,000 books in print and 50 new titles annually. The press publishes scholarship in print and e-book formats in several fields, including theology, philosophy, ethics, medieval and early modern studies, religious history, literature and criticism, Irish studies, and Latin American studies; also short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and in areas of interest to general readers.

The press distributes digital editions through a partnership with University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) and Ebrary. E-books are also available in Kindle, Nook, Adobe Digital PDF, and ePub formats.

University Archives

Repository of inactive and historical University records and of manuscript collections documenting American Catholicism, the Archives is housed in the Hesburgh Library and an off-site facility. It contains more than 41,000 linear feet of materials, including administrative records, manuscript collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, digital files, microfilm, books, other printed matter, and artifacts.

Fine and Performing Arts

Located immediately northwest of Notre Dame Stadium, the Snite Museum of Art contains more than 27,000 artworks. Exceptional holdings include the Jack and Alfrieda Feddersen Collection of Rembrandt Etchings, the Noah L. and Muriel Butkin Collection of 19th-Century French Art, the John D. Reilly Collection of Old Master Drawings, the Janos Scholz Collection of 19th-Century European Photographs, the Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Ashbaugh Jr. Collection of Mestrovic Sculptures, the George Rickey Sculpture Archive, and the Virginia A. Marten Collection of Decorative Arts. Other collection strengths include Mesoamerican art, 20th-century art, Native American art, Old Master paintings, and decorative and design arts. The museum also presents 10 to 12 special exhibitions each year.

The Department of Music features an annual series of musical performances by guest artists, faculty members, music students, and student groups, including the Glee Club, Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. Other groups on campus include the Folk Choir, Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora, Handbell Choir, Celebration Choir, and the Voices of Faith.

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre offers numerous events, among them a series of plays each academic year that are performed at the University’s Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Other events include the NDCinema film series, the annual Student Film Festival, and Shakespeare at Notre Dame, which includes the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, guest lectures by leading Shakespearean actors, and performances by the Notre Dame-based Actors From The London Stage.


270 Alumni Clubs

The University’s network of 270 alumni clubs— including 50 international clubs—is the most extensive in higher education.

Top 5

With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity, Notre Dame annually ranks among the top five universities in percentage of undergraduate alumni who contribute.

Notre Dame alumni preside as chief executive officers at some 25 colleges and universities.