South Quad

The South Quad covers the distance of about seven football fields and connects an expanse of residence halls, classroom and office buildings and the South Dining Hall. From the Rockne Memorial on the west end to O'Shaughnessy Hall on the east, this vast greensward is a treasure of Gothic architecture well-traversed by students, faculty and staff each day.

In an area that had been University farmland, South Quad blossomed when student enrollment soared after World War I and the pressing need was for dormitories. The quad becomes a bevy of activity on warm, sunny days and football Saturdays with throngs enjoying its picturesque landscaping and architecture.