Rome Global Gateway Building

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Conference/Learning Space

The Rome Global Gateway has five classrooms and seminar rooms that can accommodate various numbers, ranging from 15 to 50 people, in addition to two architectural studios. The main conference room, Walsh Aula, holds up to 120 people and is frequently used for academic conferences, lectures, book presentations and meetings, as well as student orientations.

Also available are group study rooms, interview rooms, a painting studio, the RGG library, a computer lab, printers, and scanners. Wireless internet is accessible throughout the building.

Office Space

Notre Dame faculty working with the Rome programs are provided with a private office in Via Ostilia, equipped with a computer and telephone. Other faculty members can use the shared faculty office for tutorials, one-to-one meetings, and office hours. Teleconferencing facilities are available upon request.

Notre Dame faculty members visiting Rome are welcome to enquire about temporary office space in Via Ostilia. Please contact Krista Di Eleuterio ( with dates and requirements. Office spaces are subject to availability. Alternatively, Notre Dame faculty members may drop in to use the common space in the RGG Library, which is equipped with tables and chairs. A Notre Dame ID card must be presented to security on arrival.

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Additional Facilities

Rome Gateway Building Chapel

Students can relax and mingle in the Undergraduate and Graduate lounges on the third and fourth floors, complete with plush leather couches, tables and chairs.

The Cafè, located on the first floor of the building, is equipped with vending and coffee machines and is a common space for students, faculty and staff members alike. There is also a staff kitchen on the first floor.

An Exhibition Space is available for student exhibits, presentations, and activities as well as host smaller events and receptions throughout the year.

Within the Rome Global Gateway there is a landscaped inner courtyard as well as terraces on the second-floor and rooftop that provide tranquility and fresh air. All are popular places to sit and have lunch in the summer months, or gather for receptions in the evening. 

The second level has a chapel for private prayer and organized services.

Open Hours

The Gateway is open from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. Hours may vary during the summer session, Christmas and Easter vacations, and some public holidays.

Those with a connection to Notre Dame who wish to look around the building may apply for a tour between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by emailing Krista Di Eleuterio ( Affiliations include (but are not limited to) directors, alumni, ND students from campus or other programs, prospective students and parents of students. Applications should include the preferred date and time, details of your affiliation with the University, and the reason for requesting a visit.

Anyone wishing to enter or stay in the building after 5:00 p.m. must register at reception, and sign out upon leaving the building.