DeBartolo Hall

DeBartolo Hall at the Univ of Notre Dame

Since construction in 1992, Edward J. DeBartolo Hall has become a symbol of Notre Dame's commitment to the integration of education with technology in academia. The DeBartolo Classroom Building  was the first of two facilities gifted in honor of the DeBartolo family, by Mr. Edward J. DeBartolo Sr.  In 2004, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center opened and was named in honor of Mr. DeBartolo's wife, Marie. 

Our mission is to provide and foster a climate that allows individuals to study, work, and visit campus in a safe environment. Our commitment to excellence encompasses workplace safety, fire safety, weather safety, and safety from crime. 

DeBartolo Hall is comprised of 73 classrooms representing 41% of the total number of classrooms available on campus. The multi-million dollar Facility is managed under the direction of Campus Services, with the mission of striving to stay current with an  up-to-date environment and technology that enhances the quality of the learning and teaching experience at Notre Dame. For assistance with operational or informational issues, the Building Program Manager's office is located in room 104, (631-8773). The Building Support Assistant is located in room 103, (631-0175). During the academic year, DeBartolo Hall employs on the average of 13–15 students to assist with providing Building Support for evening and weekend events. During operational hours, Technical Support is available.

The Registrar's Office has priority for scheduling all rooms in DeBartolo Hall. Events requests are reviewed once class needs are met. Specific guidelines and answers to room use questions may be found at Office of the Registrar.  Classroom listings may be viewed on the site as well.

The OIT Help Desk Room 115 is a one stop shop for their services.  Audio Video Equipment is available upon request. Requested items may be picked up from the Help Desk Counter, Room 115.  Digital Media requests must be made in advance.

Academic Technologies, located in B003 DeBartolo, is committed to test driving new technology products that can advance the teaching mission. Many of these products are on-site, in trial use and being evaluated for their application in classroom and coursework at Notre Dame.

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Hours of Operation

Academic Year Operational Hours: (August–May)

  • Sunday: 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:00 am to12 am
  • Friday: 7:00 am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed, unless reserved with FOAPAL

Intersession:  Facility close at 5:00 pm.  Rates apply.

Summer Operational Hours: (May–August)


Exterior doors open daily at 6:30 a.m.  During the Academic calendar year after 10:00pm enter via the west quad entrance (facing Notre Dame Avenue).

Lower Level Offices, and classroom #B011 are accessible via the northeast and northwest stairwells of the first floor. Elevator access to the lower level is around the corner from the northeast staircase (stadium-side of building).

Operational hours for the Computer Lab may be found here: DeBartolo Computer Lab hours,  The DeBartolo Lounge #134 follows the same operating schedule as the building but closes thirty minutes prior to the exterior doors.

DeBartolo Hall is closed on home football weekends.


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Contact Information


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Policies and Information

Classroom Comforts: Temperature Control, Lighting, Accessibility

  • All classrooms have occupancy sensors that automatically turn the lights on and off by detecting the presence or absence of people in the room. Smart sensors are responsible for switching the HVAC system between occupied and standby mode. Room temperatures are regulated according to the set-points as defined by Office of Sustainability. Should a problem with room temperature occurs, please contact Building Support at 631-8773. Weekend events taking place outside normal operational hours must be coordinated in advance.  Please work with the Building Program Manager to coordinate off hour use.
  • The 450 seat Auditorium, #101, and the three additional, 250-seat lecture halls, #102, #141, and #155, have nine preset lighting controls. If a customized preset is required, please coordinate in advance with Building Support. Room #101 is equipped with halogen lights that are useful during test administration. Television spotlighting for the above listed areas is available upon request.
  • Light switches for #102, #141, and #155 are highlighted by a red indicator lights near the first floor entrance doors.
  • All 50- and 100-seat rooms have both fluorescent and incandescent lights. Incandescent light intensity can be adjusted by using the slider switch located in front of the room beside the fluorescent and chalkboard light switches.
  • Additional Accessibility needs can be coordinated in advance with the Building Program Coordinator.

Food Policy

  • Any requests that light refreshments be served at events must be made in advance by contacting the Building Support Staff. We reserve the right to cancel any service in the classrooms in which these guidelines are violated. Fines may be assessed if clean-up agreements are not honored.
  • Food served at DeBartolo events must be provided by University Food Services. Light refreshments are limited to being served on the first floor or atrium stairwell with advance coordination. Catering arrangements, including water for guest speakers, can be made by contacting Catering.

Lost & Found

  • To reclaim lost items, see the Building Support Staff, Office'(s) 103 /104. In the event that your item has not been turned in to Lost and Found, please follow-up with Notre Dame Security at 631-5555. Notre Dame Security picks up all Lost and Found items once a month. Items are held at Hammes-Mowbray Hall.
  • DeBartolo Hall is not responsible for lost or misplaced items.


  • Tables need to be requested, delivered and picked up by submitting a Facilities Requisition or by contacting General Services at 631-8327. 
  • All freight, food, and other deliveries must be made through the loading dock near the Snite Museum. Only rubber-wheeled carts are allowed in the building.

Smoking/Live Flame

  • DeBartolo Hall is a smoke-free environment; smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of building entrances.  Smoking Policy
  • According to the fire code, candles and other open-flame devices shall not be used in places of public assemblage.


  • Working dogs, in addition to other animals designated to assist the physically challenged, are the only animals permitted inside the facility.


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Room Reservations

Room Requests

  • Room requests may be submitted online (netID/password required). The scheduling website provides information regarding available classrooms and departmental meeting space.

Student Group Use

  • Student clubs must register their event through SAOnline
  • Students interested in reserving space for group work or projects must work their Professor to reserve space.   

Conference Requests

  • Requests for room use specifically for conferences held on campus may be arranged through the Notre Dame Conference Center or VenueND.
  • Charges for Event Support outside operational hours are special services that must be arranged in advance and costs are determined by the appropriate operational unit and billed by the Conference Center.

Weekend Requests/Use Outside Operational Hours

Requests for weekend use, or use outside listed operational hours can be made by contacting the Building Program Manager.

 Building Rental Rates, Effective January 1st, 2010        

Notre Dame Conferences: Monday–Friday No Charge

Notre Dame Conferences: Saturday/Sunday

  • Half Day*: $200
  • Full Day*: $300
  • Before/After Operational Hours: $50/hour

Conferences (Non-University Guests): Monday–Saturday

  • Half Day*: $300
  • Full Day*: $450
  • After 5:00 p.m. $50/hour

Professional Testing Companies

  • $450/room per day

Conferences (Non-University Guests): Sunday

  • Half Day*: $375
  • Full Day*: $500
  • After 5:00 p.m.  $60/hour

*Half Day defined as 7:00 a.m.–noon

*Full Day defined as 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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