The Notre Dame Steam Tunnels

There are a maze of steam pipes running below the campus bringing heat from the on-campus power plant to each of the buildings. In 1993, when the new phone system was being installed, almost all the entrances to the steam tunnels were open. This gave ample opportunity for the Gipp to do some undergroud exploration.

The tunnels range in height from about four to six feet and are all around four feet wide (depending on the number, size and placement of the pipes). The Gipp thought is was very cool to explore a place he'd never seen, but when it comes down to it, the steam tunnels are pretty dull (unless one is engaging in an activity best hidden from the surface).