Size and location make Carroll Hall what it is.

The view from Carroll begins here: sunrise over St. Mary’s Lake, late summer. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame.

Carroll Hall is located on the far west side of campus. The only residence hall on a lake, Carroll sits near the southwest shores of St. Mary’s Lake, and enjoys stunning views of the Golden Dome and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The beautiful Carroll Lawn, often referred to as Far Quad, is home to Carroll’s very own sand volleyball court. Additionally, there is a basketball court nestled between the running trail and St. Mary’s Lake,  just steps from the side door. It has been said that the basketball court was a favorite hangout spot of former Carroll resident and Notre Dame starting quarterback Carlyle Holiday.

Carroll Hall is surrounded by beauty. Notre Dame campus with St. Mary’s Lake (foreground) and St. Joseph’s Lake.  Photo by Matt Cashore.
Cropped aerial view of Carroll. Photo credit unknown.


“The trek may be long, but the rewards will be great.” Three Vermin on the road to Carroll. Photo by resident Joseph Han.