Michael O. Garvey | January 27, 2016
The University of Notre Dame has purchased a villa in central Rome to be used as a student residence hall for Rome Global Gateway programs.
The century-old building, quite new by Roman standards, is a city block away from the headquarters of the Notre Dame program at 15 Via Ostilia in Rome’s Rione Celio neighborhood on the slopes of the Caelian Hill. Scheduled for occupancy in the fall of 2017, it will house 100 Notre Dame students and a rector and residence hall staff.
“The purchase of the villa expands the horizon of possibilities both for the Gateway and for the longstanding Notre Dame architecture program in Rome,” said J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization. “The University’s strategic and wise investment in the villa will greatly increase student and faculty opportunities for study and research in the heart of the Eternal City.”