Looking for your new favorite study spot or a place to meet up with classmates?  NDMU offers several hangout spaces that require no reservation.

For questions, contact studentlife@ndm.edu

Here is a list of locations on campus that students, faculty, and staff can hangout and study:

Lounges (you’ll see the Student Lounge logo in these locations)

  • Gator Alley (lower level of Doyle Hall)
  • Center for Belonging & Inclusion and Student Life Bubble (first floor of the MBK Gymnasium)
  • Doyle Commuter Lounge (room number 075)
  • UAB Tech Hub
  • Fourier lobby
  • FIC Lounge (Meletia Hall lower level)
  • Caroline Hall Vending Area (lower level)
  • Bookstore Lounge (open when Bookstore is open: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday)
  • Doyle Dining Hall as a community space (Monday-Friday):
    Access by all students, faculty and staff to utilize Doyle Dining Hall:
    • 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    • 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Additional Hangout Spots

  • Murphy Gathering Space (Caroline Hall 2nd floor)
  • Doyle lobby
  • Teresa Hall lower level outside of the Student Success Center
  • Knott lobby
  • LeClerc lobby
  • Knott 106 (currently being renovated, will open in Jan. ‘23)
  • Rice Hall 102 and 106 for study/computer lounge spaces
  • Loyola/Notre Dame Library


  • Global Digital Kitchenette (Caroline Hall 419)
  • Teresa Hall lower level (close to the Counseling Center)
  • Fourier first floor
  • FIC (close to FIC Lounge)

Spaces for Residential Students

  • Doyle Hall has multiple lounges on every floor
  • Meletia Living Room
  • Meletia Dining Room

Spaces for all students who are seeking quiet, centering spaces

  • Reflection Room & Muslim Prayer Room (second floor of Doyle Hall)
  • Meletia Prayer Room (only available to residential students)
  • Merikle Chapel (second floor of Theresa Hall)