The offices of Residence Life and Student Residences at the University of Notre Dame will merge as the office of Residence Life and Housing effective July 1.p. The merger will provide greater support and services for students and residence hall staff by combining resources and expertise, according to Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., vice president for Student Affairs.p. “Residentiality is a central component of Notre Dame’s mission, and this merger strengthens the University’s commitment to residence life,” Father Poorman said.p. Residence Life and Housing will be responsible for housing assignments for some 6,400 undergraduate and 900 graduate students in 27 residence halls and three apartment complexes; training and development for residence hall staffs; educational and social programming in halls; student disciplinary matters; publication of “duLac, A Guide to Student Life”; and support services for students experiencing various difficulties.p. In addition, a staff position will be created with a focus on supporting summer housing programs and creating Web-based applications for all housing services.