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Students playing volleyballAs with any university, Notre Dame focuses on excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship. It’s why you expect academic excellence of your faculty and courses, as we expect it from you as a student in the College of Engineering. Yet our Catholic mission focuses on more than pure academics. If tradition tells us anything, we know that as part of our vibrant community, you will grow and develop as a person, which is why there are so many opportunities open to you outside the classroom. Whether you play intramural sports, volunteer with a local organization, or spend a semester abroad, there are many avenues for you to explore.

Residence life is an equally important part of student life, particularly at Notre Dame, where 29 undergraduate residence halls provide distinctive communities where students learn how to live with one another … through successes and failures. It is a place where students encourage, challenge, and support one another … where they build lasting friendships while honing the skills they will need in their chosen fields.

ND Engineering and Student Service

Kilpatrick highlights student service and its importance to the Notre Dame mission, the goal of engineering — improving the quality of life, and preparing the leaders of tomorrow. Through service, students learn by doing and by leading.