Notre Dame residence halls

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There are currently 30 undergraduate residence halls at the University of Notre Dame. Each residence hall is single sex, with 16 all-male residence halls and 15 all-female residence halls.[1] The university also hosts Old College, an undergraduate residence for students preparing for the priesthood.

Notre Dame has an undergraduate hall system which blends the residential college system and the house system. All first year students are placed in one of the 31 halls upon enrollment, and students rarely switch halls. Each hall has its own spirit, tradition, mascot, sport teams, events, dances and reputation. Approximately 80% of undergraduate students live on campus, and often a student lives in the same dorm for the entirety of their undergraduate career.[2] A huge segment of student life happens through residence halls and students develop a particular attachment to their undergraduate hall. Each residence hall is directed by with one Rector with the assistance of two Assistant Rectors and a variable number of Resident Assistants (from 4 to 9). Every residence hall has a chapel where Mass is held, fields a variety of intramural sports teams, elects one senator to represent the dorm in Student Government, and elects co-presidents which work through the Hall Presidents Council (HPC) student organization. Interhall football between Notre Dame male dorms is the only interhall tackle football which has remained at any US university.[3]

With the exception of Carroll Hall, the residence halls are split among five main segments of the campus: Main (God) Quad, South Quad, North Quad, Mod Quad and West Quad. All first-year students are not only guaranteed on-campus housing, but are required to reside on campus for at least one semester. Many of the halls were inserted in 1973 on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]

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List[edit]

Residence hall Sex Established Rector Quad Capacity Colors Mascot Motto
Arms of Alumni.svg Alumni Hall
[6]
Male 1931 Rev. George Rozum, C.S.C. (since 1978) South Quad 242 Green and white           Dawgs (ΔΩΓ)
Arms of Badin.svg Badin Hall[7] Female 1897 Sr. Susan Sisko, O.S.B.M. (since 2015) South Quad 148 Green and white           Bullfrogs[8]
Arms of Breen-Phillips.svg Breen-Phillips Hall[9] Female 1939 Sr. Mary Catherine McNamara, S.I.W. (since 2012) North Quad 205 Blue and pink           Babes
Arms of Carroll.svg Carroll Hall[10] Male 1906 Eric Styles (since 2016) [11] Far Quad 102 Scarlet and gold           Vermin Vermin Unite
Arms of Cavanaugh.svg Cavanaugh Hall[12] Female 1936 Lauren Donahue (since 2014) North Quad 230 Green and purple           Chaos
Arms of Dillon.svg Dillon Hall[13] Male 1931 Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C. (since 1997) South Quad 328 Red and black           Big Red
Arms of Duncan.svg Duncan Hall[14] Male 2008 Nhat Nguyen (since 2014) West Quad 232 Green and navy           Highlanders Communitas, Fraternitas, Observantia
Arms of Dunne.svg Dunne Hall Male 2016 Rev. Mathew Kurczora, C.S.C. (since 2016) East Quad 221 Green and navy           Sentinels Potentia Videre, Fortitudo Agere
Arms of Farley.svg Farley Hall[15] Female 1947 Elaine J.C. DeBassige (since 2013) North Quad 216 Teal and yellow           Finest Come Share Life
Arms of Fisher Hall.svg Fisher Hall[16] Male 1952 Rick Mazzei (since 2014) South Quad 183 Green and white           Green Wave
Arms of Flaherty Hall.svg Flaherty Hall Female 2016 Sr. Mary Donnelly, O.P. (since 2016) East Quad 226 Lavender and Navy           Bears Fortuna Audaces Juvat
Arms of Howard.svg Howard Hall[17] Female 1924 Amanda Springstead (since 2014) South Quad 154 Yellow and green           Ducks
Keenan.svg Keenan Hall[18] Male 1957 Noel Terranova (since 2012) North Quad 256 Navy and white           Knights Fratres in Christo
Arms of Keough.svg Keough Hall[19] Male 1996 Rev. Pat Reidy, C.S.C. (since 2013) West Quad 271 Blue and red           Kangaroos Brothers, Scholars, Champions
Arms of Knott.svg Knott Hall[20] Male 1988 Patrick Kincaid (since 2014) Mod Quad 240 Orange and blue           Juggerknotts
Arms of Lewis.svg Lewis Hall[21] Female 1965 Rachelle Simon (since 2016) God Quad 279 Blue and yellow           Chicks
Arms of Lyons Hall.svg Lyons Hall[22] Female 1925 Sarah Heiman (since 2014) South Quad 183 Black and gold           Lions Benignitas, Indulgentia, Sacrificium
Arms of McGlinn.svg McGlinn Hall[23] Female 1997 Sr. Mary Lynch, S.S.J. (since 2005) West Quad 284 Green and white           Shamrocks
Arms of Morrissey.svg Morrissey Hall[24] Male 1925 Zack Imfeld (since2016) South Quad 232 Black and gold           The Manor Bonum Jucundumque Habitare Fratres
Arms of ONeill.svg O'Neill Hall[25] Male 1996 Rev. Chris Rehagen, C.S.C. (since 2016) West Quad 266 Blue and silver           Angry Mob Fratres in Unum
Arms of Pasquerilla East.svg Pasquerilla East Hall[26] Female 1981 Mamie Smith (since 2014) Mod Quad 256 Red and black           Pyros
Arms of Pasquerilla West.svg Pasquerilla West Hall[27] Female 1981 Sr. Mary Jane Hahner, C.S.F.N. (since 2010) Mod Quad 258 Purple and white           Purple Weasels
Arms of Ryan.svg Ryan Hall[28] Female 2009 Allyse Gruslin (since 2016) West Quad 267 Turquoise and white           Wildcats Ryan go Bragh
Arms of Saint Edwards Hall.svg St. Edward's Hall[29] Male 1882 (1929 as a dorm) Rev. Ralph Haag, C.S.C. (since 2006) God Quad 158 Green and gold           Gentlemen
Arms of Siegfried.svg Siegfried Hall[30] Male 1988 Rev. John Conley, C.S.C. (since 1997) Mod Quad 240 Maroon and gray           Ramblers
Arms of Sorin Hall.svg Sorin Hall[31] Male 1888 Rev. Robert Loughery, C.S.C. (since 2010) God Quad 146 Blue and gold           Otters Frater Pro Fratre
Arms of Stanford Hall.svg Stanford Hall[32] Male 1957 Justin McDevitt (since 2016) North Quad 234 Green and gold           Griffins Aurum Custos
Arms of Walsh.svg Walsh Hall[33] Female 1909 Liz Detwiler (since 2014) God Quad 190 Navy and light blue           Wild Women
Arms of Welsh Family.svg Welsh Family Hall[34] Female 1997 Carol Latronica (since 2014) West Quad 281 Blue and white           Whirlwinds
Arms of Zahm.svg Zahm Hall[35] Male 1937 Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C. (since 2016) North Quad 202 Red and black           Zahmbies, Ignats the Moose Venite et apparete aliquid

Alumni Hall[edit]

Alumni Hall
Arms of Alumni.svg
Campus quad South
Established 1931
Colors Green and white          
Gender Male
Rector Fr. George Rozum, CSC
Undergraduates 234
Chapel St. Charles Borromeo
Mascot Dawgs
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, football
Charities Martin Hall - Notre Dame College in Bangladesh
Major events Alumni/Dillon Rivalry Week, Wake Week
Website

[3]

Alumni Hall
Notre Dame residence halls is located in Indiana
Notre Dame residence halls
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Coordinates 41°42′02″N 86°14′28″W / 41.7006°N 86.2412°W / 41.7006; -86.2412
Built 1931 [36]
Architect Maginnis and Walsh [37]
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
Part of University of Notre Dame: Main and South Quadrangles (#78000053)
Added to NRHP May 23, 1978

Alumni Hall is located on South Quad adjacent to "Main Circle" as you enter the Notre Dame campus, across from the law school building. Together with other historic structures of the university, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]

Alumni Hall in the winter

History[edit]

Alumni Hall was constructed in 1931 at the same time as rival Dillon Hall. At the time, it provided a border for the southern edge of campus. The hall was so named in honor of the University's loyal alumni and was intended to be a home for alumni returning to campus. Alumni was the first dorm not to be named after prominent Notre Dame figures and deceased presidents, and is the only dorm on campus not named for a person or family. Alumni was originally configured to hold 212 students.[38] It was built in Collegiate Gothic style by architects Charles Maginnis and Timothy Walsh. Alumni was the first residence hall on campus and one of the first buildings in the state of Indiana to have an electric elevator. The hall's unique architecture includes gargoyles up top and stone carvings of everything from Madonna and Child (north side chapel entrance), saints (Sts. Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure in the courtyard), dogs (Clashmore Mike, one of the original mascots of the football team), to Knute Rockne (east side). On the south side of the building, facing South Bend, is a carving of a college graduate known as Joe College who is looking towards leaving college for the real world. The hall's chapel is dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo, the patron saint of then-president Fr. Charles O'Donnell, CSC.[39]

The Greek letters spelling "DOG", the symbol of the Hall

In the 1940s, when Navy trainees took over the residence, Alumni's residents squeezed in with one another, turning all singles into doubles. The space was so cramped that Dave Condon '49, later a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, wrote in Scholastic that "when someone entered by the front door, it necessitated someone else leaving by the rear egress."[40]

Traditions[edit]

The mascot of alumni hall is the Dog (or Dawg), in honor of Clashmore Mike, the original Notre Dame mascot donated by Knute Rockne that was subsequently replaced by the Leprechaun. Alumni Hall has a tradition of putting up Greek letters and being a very close-knit group. These Greek letters are Delta-Omega-Gamma, which spells out the name of the alumni mascot, a dog, but is usually spelled out as "Dawg". They display their letters at least three times a year: during Freshman Orientation (Frosh-O), during Alumni-Dillon Rivalry Week, and during Alumni's secretive Wake Week (shrouded in mystery) in the spring.[41]

The Alumni Wake was inspired by traditional Irish wakes, with late night partying. The first Wake involved a handmade wooden coffin, flowers raided from a cemetery trash heap, and an procession. It was intended to be a fancy event, with decorations that turned sections of the dorm into Dublin streets. In subsequent years the Wake became a rowdy and alcohol-infused celebration surrounded by bizarre traditions, one of which involved Rector George Rozum, CSC, ‘61, ’80MSA, being carried into the hall's dance inside a coffin.

Entrance to the Chapel of St Charles Borromeo

Alumni Hall has a long lasting rivalry with Dillon Hall, with which it shares a courtyard. In the 1970s and ‘80s, residents started the "Window Wars" by throwing golf balls from the courtyard at Dillon's windows at 3 in the morning.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Badin Hall[edit]

Badin Hall
Arms of Badin.svg
Campus quad South
Established 1897
Colors Green     
Gender Female
Rector Sr. Denise Lyon, I.H.M.
Undergraduates 121
Postgraduates 2
Chapel St. Stephen
Mascot Bullfrogs
Interhall sports Flag football
Charities HOPE Initiative NFP
Major events

Badin Breakdown, Polar Bear Plunge, a Conscious Christmas

Badin Hall
Notre Dame residence halls is located in Indiana
Notre Dame residence halls
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Coordinates 41°42′02″N 86°14′28″W / 41.7006°N 86.2412°W / 41.7006; -86.2412
Built 1897 [36]
Architect Bro. Columkille Fitzgerald, CSC [37]
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
Part of University of Notre Dame: Main and South Quadrangles (#78000053)
Added to NRHP May 23, 1978
Website http://www.nd.edu/~badin/

Badin Hall is, along with other building on the Main Quad of Notre Dame, on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5] It was named after Fr. Stephen Badin, the first priest ordained in the US.[42][43]

History[edit]

Badin Hall

Construction and early years[edit]

Before the main building of the University burned down in the great fire of 1879, it hosted a Manual Labor School (founded in 1843), that was moved after the fire in a location close to the present Walsh Hall. A few years later, it was moved on wheels to the present location of Badin Hall. The temporary structure was substituted with brick structure (the one still standing) and renamed St. Joseph Hall, and hosted the St. Joseph's Industrial School' and was open in November 1897. It was intended to open before the start of the school year, but it did not happen because of a delay in construction. the first floor contained private rooms, a reading room, and a refectory, while the second floor contained classrooms, a study hall, and rooms for prefects. A wide staircase led to the third floor, that was used entirely as dormitory. The first director of the new St. Joseph Hall was Rev. Gallagher, who arranged improvements to the rooms and set up a chapel where Mass was said, and he provided to get newspapers and magazines for the boy's free moments. Once enrolled, young men trained to be blacksmiths, bricklayers, carpenters, farmers, and tailors. The goods produced where used by University personnel, and some where sold in South Bend shops.

University dormitory[edit]

Because the school had stopped to be profitable, in 1917 it was converted to a men's University dormitory, it underwent major expansions, and it was renamed Badin Hall, in honor of Rev. Stephen Badin. The first rector was Rev. Fr. Francis McGarry. From the very beginning, the men of Badin Hall organized in interhall sports, a trademark activity of Notre Dame students. After an expansion project in 1917, it became a men's dormitory, and in 1972, Badin was the first of two residence halls to be converted for women's use, when they began to be admitted into the university.[44][45] In 1931, the university bookstore, previously located in Main Building, was relocated to the south half of the lower floor of Badin Hall, a space that had undergone a variety of uses; first it was a refectory, then a classroom, and then a recreation room for the members of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Badin Hall on South Quad

The Navy period[edit]

In June 1942, the men of Badin Hall were vacated to make space for the Navy officers, recruits and midshipmen that came to campus to train. The Navy and the University entered in a partnership and a Navy College Training Program was established, This provided the Navy with space and resources for training, while it helped the University recover from the loss in income and enrollment due to World War II. When veterans returned to campus after the war, the vast majority were accommodated in Badin.

Later years[edit]

In 1972 Badin Hall became, with Walsh Hall, the first dorm to host women. Badin celebrated its centenary in 1997, and in 1998, the mascot changed from Badin Attitude to the Badin Bullfrogs.

Traditions[edit]

Badin Hall supports the Hope for Nepal charity, which is an Initiative that serves Nepal in several ways, including the operation of an orphanage for children who would otherwise be forced to live on the streets.[46] Each spring, the women of Badin work to raise money for their charity by hosting the "Badin Breakdown," during which students can come sing Karaoke, watch funny skits, and eat free food, for the price of a donation to the Hope Initiative. Other events put on by the hall include "A Conscious Christmas" in the winter and the "Polar Bear Plunge" each February.[47] During the 1960s, a fictional ghost named Harry Hunter was said to inhabit the first floor of the building.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Kelly Hanratty, Badin Hall 1897-1997, Ave Maria Press, 1997

Breen-Phillips Hall[edit]

Breen-Phillips Hall
Arms of Breen-Phillips.svg
Campus quad North
Motto Land of the Free, Home of the Babes
Established 1939
Named for William P. Breen and Frank B. Phillips
Colors Blue and pink          
Gender Female
Rector Sister Mary Catherine McNamara
Undergraduates 200
Chapel S. Francis of Assisi
Mascot Babes
Charities American Diabetes Association
Major events Bathrobe Breakfast, Meal Auction
Website Site

Breen-Phillips hall is on North Quad, between Farley and the Library. The coat of arms is based on the family shield of Breen and Phillips, with the colors adapted to match those of the hall and the lion was changed into a pig, the mascot of Breen-Phillips hall.

Breen-Phillips

History[edit]

Construction started May 6, 1939 as a male dormitory,and the money was donated by brother in law benefactors William Breen (class of 1877) and Frank Phillips (class of 1880). It was built in collegiate Gothic style by Maginnis and Walsh. Breen was also director of the Board of Trustees and President of the alumni association.[49] It hosted naval officers during World War II when the university was used by the Navy for training purposes.[50] It was converted in a female dorm in 1973.[51]

The current rector is Sister Mary Catherine McNamara, who holds Bachelor of Science from St. John College of Cleveland and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Akron.

Traditions[edit]

The nickname was once the Banshees, but this was changed to Babes after the 1998 movie Babe: Pig in the City.

A traditional event of BP is the Bathrobe Breakfast, when the ladies of BP have their lunch at the Dining Hall in their Pajamas. Another signature event is the BP Meal Auction, which raises money for the American Diabetes Association.[52]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Carroll Hall[edit]

Carroll Hall
Arms of Carroll.svg
Campus quad South
Motto Vermin Unite
Established 1906
Colors Scarlet and gold          
Gender Male
Rector Eric Styles
Undergraduates 99
Chapel Carroll
Mascot Vermin
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities Catholic Worker House
Major events Carroll Christmas, Carroll Masters
Website http://www.nd.edu/~carroll/

Carroll Hall is on the far west side of campus next to St. Mary's Lake. The coat of arms is based on the Carroll family, adapted to the dorm colors.

History[edit]

Carroll Hall was constructed in 1906 by Brother Charles Borromeo Harding and christened "Dujare" after the Holy Cross founder. From then, it was used as a seminary for the Brothers of Holy Cross. For a brief time in 1938, Blessed Brother Andre Bessate lived in this unique building. In 1966, the Brothers sold the property to the University of Notre Dame. The building's name was changed to Carroll Hall, which was borrowed from an old high school wing of the main building. Since that time, Carroll has housed undergraduate male students.

Carroll

Carroll Hall was named in honor of Charles Carroll, the cousin of Archbishop John Carroll. Charles was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Today it serves as the only undergraduate dormitory on a lake, and its location over the St. Mary's western shoreline ranks as one of the best views on campus.

Traditions[edit]

Nicknamed the Vermin, Carroll Hall is known for its distance from the rest of campus. It has one of the smallest populations of students and the largest rooms on campus. Vermin men are few, but proud, and the history of this building makes it special at the university.

Held on the first Friday of December, Carroll Christmas is one of Notre Dame's premiere signature events, and is certainly Carroll's signature event. Events include the lighting the giant Christmas tree, performances from on-campus groups like the Glee Club, and Christmas carols from all the Vermin. In recent years, Carroll Christmas has featured an appearance by ESPN College Gameday Analyst Digger Phelps, an extremely competitive cookie contest, and a horse-drawn carriage from LaFortune student center all the way to Carroll. Previously, into the mid-1990s, Carroll Hall held an annual haunted house on the Friday closest to Halloween.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Cavanaugh Hall[edit]

Cavanaugh Hall
Arms of Cavanaugh.svg
Campus quad North
Established 1936
Named for Rev. John W. Cavanaugh, CSC
Colors Green and purple          
Gender Female
Rector Lauren Donahue
Undergraduates 200
Chapel Holy Spirit
Mascot Chaos
Charities Hannah and Friends, St. Margaret's
Major events Snowball, Cavanaugh Corn Hole Tournament, Cavanaugh Open Ping Pong Tournament

Cavanaugh, the most desirable place to live on campus, is located directly south of Zahm Hall and is directly north of Lafortune Student Center. Cavanaugh houses around 200 undergraduate students. Even in the cold of winter, girls need not trek far to make their way around campus since the dorm is centrally located. The dorm boasts rooms with private bathrooms as well as a stellar view of the golden dome.

Cavanaugh Hall

History[edit]

Cavanaugh was originally built as a male dorm in 1936. It was named after Notre Dame's fifth president, Rev. John W. Cavanaugh. It was originally constructed to be the most northern and eastern building for the campus, however this changed a year later when Zahm Hall was built. Architects were Maginnis and Walsh of Boston in collegiate Gothic style. During World War II, Cavanaugh, along with four other dorms, housed navaly officers-in-training. In 1994, with female enrollment to the university increasing, the dorm was converted to a female dorm. The Chapel is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.[54]

The current rector is Lauren Donahue.

Traditions[edit]

In the 1980s, its residents were called the Cavemen, supposedly in recognition of its large, cavernous basement, but more likely because Cavemen has the same first three letters as the Hall's name. An attempt was made to change the name to the Crusaders in 1988. The name was changed to the Cavaliers in 1994 and then to the Chaos.[55] A tradition winter ball called the Snowball is held every winter; many related activities take place in the preceding week. Mother-Daughter and Father=Daughter weekend are held alternatively in spring.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Dillon Hall[edit]

Dillon Hall
Arms of Dillon.svg
Campus quad South
Motto It's OK to be Jealous
Established 1931
Colors Red and black          
Gender Male
Rector Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C.
Undergraduates 332
Chapel St. Patrick
Mascot Big Red
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities Hannah and Friends
Major events Dillon Pep Rally
Website http://www.nd.edu/~dillon/

Dillon Hall is located directly west of Alumni Hall and is directly adjacent to South Dining Hall on the west. Dillon has space for 334 undergraduate students. It is named after Fr .Patrick Dillon, CSC, the second president of the university. The coat of arms is taken from the Dillon family.

Dillon Hall's main entrance

History[edit]

Dillon Hall was built in 1931 by architects Charles Donagh Maginnis and Timothy Walsh in Collegiate Gothic style, with stone carvings adorning the facade and the interiors. The exterior features carvings of saints and athletes. Dillon's chapel is dedicated to St. Patrick, and a side altar is dedicated to St. Olaf, in honor of Knute Rockne, of Norwegian ancestry.[56] The dormitory was built with the proceeds, $52,000, from the 1925 Rose Bowl.[57] It was named after Fr .Patrick Dillon, a Notre Dame graduate who was only 33 years old in 1865 when he was named the University's second president. He was considered lenient in disciplinary matters, a trait that made him popular among students but that had him removed from the administration only one year in his tenure. Soon after he died of disease.

During World War II it hosted Navy and Marine officers.

Traditions[edit]

Dillon Hall

Dillon's signature event of every year is the Dillon Hall Pep Rally, hosted on South Quad on the Thursday preceding the first home game.[58] The pep rally is a comedy/variety show performed outside of Dillon the Thursday before the first home football game of the fall.[59][60][61][62][63][64]

The courtyard between Dillon and Alumni Hall

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Duncan Hall[edit]

Duncan Hall
Arms of Duncan.svg
Campus quad West
Established 2008
Colors Duncan Tartan (blue and green)          
Gender Male
Rector Nhat Nguyen
Undergraduates 242
Chapel St. Walter of Pointoise
Mascot Highlanders
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Major events Highlander Highrise, Duncan Classic
Website http://www.nd.edu/~duncan/

Duncan Hall is the second newest male dorm on campus. It is located on West Quad, between McGlinn Hall and the Golf Course.

History[edit]

Duncan was built as the first of four new dorms built by the university to alleviate overcrowding in the existing residence halls. It was the first built since the completion of the original four West Quad dorms (Welsh Family, Keough, O'Neill, and McGlinn) in 1996/1997. It fills the space of former volleyball courts west of McGlinn Hall, filling the quad out to its western limit at Holy Cross Drive.

Duncan Hall is named for its benefactor Raymond T. Duncan, Notre Dame class of 1952, a personal friend of Joe O'Neill, benefactor of O'Neill Hall (also on West Quad). The Duncan family has strong family ties to the University, including Duncan's father Walter (class of 1912), two of his brothers and two of his sons.[68]

The dorm broke ground in March 2007 and was completed in 17 months, on schedule, to be opened for its first residents during ordinary move-in in August 2008. Mackey Mitchell Architects was the designer of this project.

Duncan Hall

The dorm incorporates features such as super-quads, which include private bathrooms, and super-doubles with bay windows, as well as a study lounge and social space in every section, 24-hour space with a large kitchen that hosts a food-service business called the Highlander Grille, and a basement with an exercise room.[69] The rooms are larger than typical on-campus dorm rooms, and the dorm is generally viewed as relatively luxurious.

The inaugural freshman class was filled, as with any other dorm, by the random process of the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Residents from other three classes, however, were selected through a random lottery process six months prior to move-in, choosing 150 students from a voluntary applicant pool.[70]

On Friday, October 3, 2008, Duncan Hall was formally dedicated, an event marked by a Mass in the chapel presided over by Fr. John Jenkins, University president, and attended by the Duncan family and distinguished guests as well as the dorm's residents and hall staff.

Traditions[edit]

The signature event of Duncan Hall is Higlander Highrise, a formal ball held in Willis Tower in Chicago.[71] The Duncan Classic is a golf tournament held in the spring.

External links[edit]

Dunne Hall[edit]

Farley Hall[edit]

Farley Hall
Arms of Farley.svg
Location Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Campus quad North Quad
Motto "Come share life!"
Established 1942
Colors Teal and yellow          
Gender Female
Rector Elaine DeBassige
Undergraduates 216
Chapel St. John the Evangelist
Mascot Finest (Farley's Angels)
Charities St. Luke's Tutoring Program
Major events Pop Farley Week
Website Farley Hall website

Farley Hall is a female dorm. It is located on North Quad between Breen-Phillips Hall and North Dining Hall.[72] It was named after Rev. John "Pop" Falrey, C.S.C.[73]

Farley Hall

History[edit]

Farley was originally built as a men's dorm to house 199 men. It was the first dorm constructed after World War II, and Father Ted Hesburgh served as the first rector. It offered a variety of rooms including singles, doubles, triples, and quads. It was the first dorm to try the "stay-hall" system which is still in place today. In this system residents stay in the hall for all four years rather than being divided by class/rank as they were up until the 1960s. Farley became one of the 5 original women's dorms in 1973 when the university opened its doors to women. Sr. Jean Lenz was the first female rectress and writes of her experiences in her book, Loyal Sons and Daughters.[74]

Traditions[edit]

Front of Farley Hall, giving on North Quad

The women of Farley hall are called the "Finest" or "Farley's Angels". The dorm colors are teal and yellow. Farley Hall won Dorm of the Year in 2003-2004 and Women's Hall of the Year in 2014-2015.

Farley's signature event is "Pop Farley Week" which was started in 1976. This week includes dorm bonding events such as ice skating, hall decorating, and a trip to Pop Farley's grave. The ladies of Farley conclude the week with skits and a hall dinner on Friday, followed by a formal dance on Saturday.

Farley's newest signature event is Be Fine Day, which celebrates natural beauty and individuality. The events of the day vary by year, but may include activities such as handing out wristbands, going makeup-free, and offering free facials and other self-care items. The residents also put together a Be Fine Day video.

Cafe Far-Far, located in the basement of Farley, opened in the spring semester of 2016. It serves a variety of waffles and is open on weekday nights.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Fisher Hall[edit]

Fisher Hall
Arms of Fisher Hall.svg
Campus quad South
Established 1952
Colors Green and white          
Gender Male
Rector Richard Mazzei
Undergraduates 184
Chapel St. Paul
Mascot Green Wave
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities St. Adelberts
Major events Fisher Regatta, Fred and Sally Week
Website http://www.nd.edu/~fisher

Fisher Hall is a male dorm located on South Quad, between South Dining Hall and Pangborn Hall (University of Notre Dame).

Fisher Hall

History[edit]

Constructed in 1952 by Peter Schumacher and Sons Construction Co. of Mishawaka, Indiana as housing for 156 seniors (with mostly single rooms), Fisher Hall was dedicated by Sally Fisher to her husband, Fred Fisher, former member of the Board of Trustees.[75] Fisher was built to be a temporary dormitory due to the increase in students with the passing of the GI Bill in 1944. At the time of construction, Fisher was the second residence hall to have a social lounge.

Summer 2001 renovations included a new social space and a new chapel. Over the years, renovations to Fisher Hall have created a mix of single, double, and quad rooms. Fisher Hall contains more single rooms than most other dorms at Notre Dame, and consequently receives several students who "float" for singles from across campus.

Fisher's sister dorm is Pangborn Hall.[76]

Traditions[edit]

Fisher Hall's signature event is the Fisher Regatta, hosted annually at the end of the spring semester. The regatta was founded by freshman Jay Farraher (class of 1990) in 1987. Various dorms compete by submitting homemade boat entries in races on Saint Mary's Lake, located on campus.

In the fall of 2002, a second signature event, the Fisher Hall Roofsit, was created to benefit a selected charity by having hall members sit on the roof of Fisher for 50 consecutive hours to commemorate the then 50th anniversary of the hall's construction. This event has been expanded over recent years to include a campus-wide dodgeball tournament, musical performances, and other social events. As of 2015, due to pressure from the university, the roofsit was discontinued.

A big "F" letter hangs on the side of the hall. The original insignia was placed in the 80s but was stolen by the residents of Pangborn Hall in 1991. It was replaced with a bigger plastic letter.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Flaherty Hall[edit]

Howard Hall[edit]

Howard Hall
Arms of Howard.svg
Campus quad South
Established 1924
Named for Timothy Edward Howard
Colors Yellow and green          
Gender Female
Rector Margaret Morgan
Undergraduates 145
Chapel Our Lady of Lourdes
Mascot Ducks
Interhall sports Basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities National Bone Marrow Donor Program
Major events Annual Bone Marrow Drive, Totter for Water, Chapel Crawl
Website http://www.nd.edu/~howard

Howard Hall, a female dorm, is located north of South Dining Hall on University of Notre Dame's South Quad, and is immediately surrounded by Badin Hall on the east, Morrissey Manor on the west, and Bond Hall on the north.[77]

Howard Hall

History[edit]

Howard Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the campus of Notre Dame, and is in many ways a trailblazer.

Howard Hall arch

Constructed in 1924, Howard Hall was the first instance of a Notre Dame building being built in the collegiate Gothic style, and was also the first building to be named after a lay person – Notre Dame Law Professor, poet, Civil War soldier, Laetare Medal winner and Indiana State senator and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Timothy Edward Howard. The dorm was converted from a male to a female residence hall in 1987, at which point the dorm took on the now-familiar Duck as its mascot. The decision was heavily protested by Howard residents, who wore black or white armbands labeling themselves as the "Howard Homeless" to lament the loss of a fraternity-like atmosphere and such Howard traditions as the Howard Hat and Tie Party.

Howard Hall is probably best known for its quaint double archway that separates the first floor into two sections and passes under the upper three floors of the hall. Adorning these arches and the other main entrances to Howard are a number of gargoyle-type stone carvings depicting anything from an owl to a student who has just received a less-than-stellar report card. To the west, the archway is adorned with a statue of Saint Timothy. The chapel features a pietà by sculptor Jean de Marco.

East side of Howard Hall, with its arch

The current rector is Amanda Springstead.

Traditions[edit]

The Duck mascot was chosen after the 1986 film Howard the Duck by George Lucas.

Although it is one of the smallest dorms on campus, Howard Hall has a number of signature events throughout the year. Among these events are the Howard Hoedown (a fall dance), an annual bone marrow drive, Dunk-a-Duck (a dunk tank that raises money for melanoma awareness) and Totter for Water (a 24-hour teeter-totter fundraiser designed to help third world countries access clean water).[78]

In 2010, Howard Hall was named Women's Hall of the Year by Hall President's Council. In 2012, Howard Hall was awarded the distinction of being Hall of the Year.[79]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Keenan Hall[edit]

Main article: Keenan Hall

Keough Hall[edit]

Keough Hall
Marilyn M. Keough Hall.jpg
Arms of Keough.svg
Campus quad West
Motto Brothers, Scholars, Champions
Established 1996
Colors Blue and red          
Gender Male
Rector Rev. Pat Reidy, C.S.C.
Undergraduates 285
Chapel Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mascot Kangaroo
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities St. Brendan's Parish, Kiete, Tanzania
Major events Keough Chariot Race, Keough/O'Neill Challenge, Grace Cup
Website http://www.nd.edu/~keough/

History[edit]

Marilyn M. Keough Hall was dedicated on September 27, 1996. It is located on West Quad across from South Dining Hall with neighbors McGlinn Hall, O'Neill Hall, and Welsh Family Hall. Keough Hall is named after Marilyn Keough, wife of Donald Keough, who served as chairman of Notre Dame's Board of Trustees from 1986–1992. It was built as one of several replacement dorms for Flanner Hall and Grace Hall, both of which were turned into administrative buildings.

Main entrance to Keough Hall

Fr. Tom Doyle, C.S.C. served as Keough Hall's first Rector. Upon completing his Seminary training, he helped to dedicate Marilyn M. Keough Hall in August 1996. Fr. Tom was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in the Spring of 1998 amidst his family, friends and 250 spirited young Men of Keough Hall. Doyle now serves as the Executive Vice President of University Relations at the University of Portland. Fr. Pete Jarret, C.S.C. arrived as rector in 2001 and led the community until 2006. Mark DeMott served as interim rector for the 2006-2007 school year. Keough Hall's current Rector is Fr. Pat Reidy.

Traditions[edit]

Despite its young history, Keough Hall residents have established themselves as an up-and-coming dorm community with great enthusiasm and brotherhood, winning Men's Hall of the Year in 2009.

Main facade on West Quad in the summer

Every fall the dorm hosts the Keough Hall Chariot Race, in which the different sections within Keough, as well as other dorms, build chariots to race against one another. This signature event lasts all day and is followed that night by a dance. In the spring, Keough once held a dance formal called the White Wedding in which the members of the dorm create a comical mock wedding ceremony for other members of the dorm and their dates. Late in the year the dorm hosts the Aussie Fest, which usually wraps up the year with a cookout, games and music.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Luke Harangody – former Irish Forward and 2007-2008 Big East Basketball Player of the Year
  • Jon Hiltz – member of the Blue Angels
  • Joseph Lapira – recipient of the Men's Hermann Award for Best Collegiate Soccer Player, member of the Irish National Soccer Team, and professional footballer currently playing for Nybergsund
  • Ryan Raybould – former midfielder/defender for MLS and Swedish league soccer teams
  • Travis Thomas – former Notre Dame football player

External links[edit]

Knott Hall[edit]

Knott Hall
Arms of Knott.svg
Campus quad Mod
Established 1988
Colors Orange and blue          
Gender Male
Rector Patrick Kincaid
Undergraduates 258
Chapel St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel
Mascot Juggernotts
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities Habitat for Humanity
Major events The Aidan Project
Website www3.nd.edu/~knott/

Knott Hall, a male dorm, is located on Mod Quad close to Siegfried Hall and the Theodore Hesburgh Library.[80]

History[edit]

It was built in 1988 as a women's hall and named after Marion Burk Knott since the money was donated by Baltimore philanthropist and businessman Henry Joseph Knott. It was the home of the Knott Angels.

West side of Knott Hall, giving on Mod Quad

When Grace and Flanner male dorms became administrative offices, residents from Flanner moved to Keough Hall and O'Neill Hall. In order to maintain gender balance, female residents of Siegfried and Knott moved to Welsh Family Hall and McGlinn Hall and residents from Grace moved to Siegfried and Knott in 1997.[81]

Entrance to Knott Hall

The most notable rector of Knott Hall is Br Jerome Meyer, C.S.C. Affectionately known by Juggerknotts as "Brojo", he was Knott's first rector as a men's dorm, and resided in Knott from 1997 to 2014. He earned his BA from Saint Edward's University and his M.Ed in Mathematics from Saint Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota.

Traditions[edit]

Knott men are called Juggerknotts.

Knott on the Knoll, the dorm's signature event, is a weekend of music hosted for the entire campus community.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Lewis Hall[edit]

Lewis Hall
Arms of Lewis.svg
Campus quad Main
Established 1965
Named for Frank J. Lewis
Colors Blue and yellow          
Gender Female
Rector Rachelle Simon
Undergraduates 255
Chapel St. Teresa of Avila
Mascot Chicks
Interhall sports Football
Charities Open Arms in Komga, South Africa and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana
Major events The Aidan Project
Website www3.nd.edu/~knott/

Lewis Hall, a female dorm, is located on Main Quad, between the Main Building and Saint Joseph's Lake.

Lewis Hall

History[edit]

Built in 1965, it was funded by Julia Lewis in honor of her husband, Chicago philanthropist Frank Lewis. It hosted Sisters at the university and in 1968 it opened to laywomen pursuing graduate degrees. It became an undergraduate residence hall in 1972 when women were admitted to the university.

Lewis Hall giving on St. Joseph's Lake

The current rector is MKaty Patterson, who earned her BA from the university her MA in teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Traditions[edit]

Lewis' most famous event is Crush Week, which culminates in a dance. Lewis also sponsors a 5K race called Chicken Run. LHOP is a hall-wide breakfast event where each floor prepares a different plate.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Lyons Hall[edit]

Lyons Hall
Arms of Lyons Hall.svg
University University of Notre Dame
Campus quad South
Motto Kindness, Gentleness, Self-Sacrifice
Established 1927
Named for Joseph Lyons
Colors Black and gold          
Gender Female
Rector Sarah Heiman
Undergraduates 203
Chapel Lyons
Mascot Lions
Interhall sports Basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Major events

Mara Fox Run, Recess, Cirque du Lac

Lyons Hall
Notre Dame residence halls is located in Indiana
Notre Dame residence halls
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Coordinates 41°42′02″N 86°14′36″W / 41.7006°N 86.2432°W / 41.7006; -86.2432
Built 1925 [37]
Architect Francis Kervick and Vincent Fagan [37]
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
Part of University of Notre Dame: Main and South Quadrangles (#78000053)
Added to NRHP May 23, 1978
Website www.nd.edu/~lyons/

Lyons Hall is a female dorm located on South Quad, and constitutes the "Golden Coast" with Morrissey Hall and Howard Hall. Built in 1925 in Gothic style, it is one of the oldest dorms on campus.

History[edit]

Lyons Hall, giving on South Quad

It was constructed in 1925 as a residence for 195 men. It was one of the first residence halls to incorporate the proximity of the lake in its design (thus, the picturesque views of St. Mary's Lake through its archway). Dedicated in honor of Joseph Lyons, an English professor in the 1860s, it was originally known as an honors hall.[82]

The post-World War I college boom led to an influx of students and a housing shortage at Notre Dame. Father Matthew Walsh, then the University's President, commissioned a major physical expansion which included the building of Howard, Morrissey, and Lyons residence halls. These three were designed as a group in 1925 by Francis Kervick and Vincent Fagan, members of the Architecture faculty. Lyons, in particular, was designed in order to better integrate the lakes into the campus landscape.

Lyons hosted Navy Midshipmen during World War II.

In 1974 it was converted to Notre Dame's sixth residence hall for women. In 2013, in underwent a $6.2 million renovation.

Namesake[edit]

Lyons Hall is dedicated to the memory of Professor Joseph A. Lyons, one of Notre Dame's most distinguished early faculty members.[83] Lyons first came to Notre Dame as a fifteen-year-old orphan in 1848, entering the shoemaker's shop as an apprentice. By 1851 he had impressed even Father Sorin with his determination and attitude. As a reward, the President gave him one free year of tuition at the University, and Lyons entered the Scholasticate to study for the ministry. After several years he decided to pursue a career in teaching instead of the priesthood. Lyons graduated from Notre Dame in 1862, receiving highest honors.

Lyon's Arch[edit]

Lyons Arch, University of Notre Dame

The Lyons arch, by far the building's most distinctive feature, "frames St. Mary's Lake, providing a delightful vista as well as a picturesque entrance to the hall." The arch, designed by Kervick, "was so sited that from several vantage points on the western half of the South Quadrangle (for example, from the front entrance steps of the South Dining Hall) a walker, while surrounded by buildings, could have a view of the lake." A statue of Saint Joseph the worker stands atop the archway, a work of Hungarian sculptor Eugene Kormendi. The construction of Lyons Hall was completed in the spring of 1927.[82] A popular urban legend says that if a couple walks and kisses under Lyon's Arch, they are bound to marry in the future.[84]

Traditions[edit]

The basement of Lyons is referred to as the "lair" or the "den".

Lyons Hall arch

The signature event of the hall is the Mara Fox Fun Run, established in 1993 to honor Fox, a Lyons freshman killed by a drunk driver. It consists of a 5k and a 1k, and the profits go towards a scholarship for students of Spanish. Another memorial to Fox is a large Central American cross that hangs in the hall lounge.

Its chapel is dedicated to All Souls. It has a vaulted ceiling, and it was renovated in 2014 as a gift from the Brolick family.

The hall hosts the Lyons Luau fall dance ball in front of Saint Mary's Lake. Lyons also hosts a week dedicated to women's empowerment during Spirit Week. The women of Lyons Hall compete in various sports, including basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.

Lyons Hall was featured in the movie Rudy.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

McGlinn Hall[edit]

McGlinn Hall
Arms of McGlinn.svg
University University of Notre Dame
Campus quad West
Established 1997
Named for Terrence and Barbara McGlinn
Colors Green     
Gender Female
Rector Sister Mary Lynch
Undergraduates 270
Chapel St. Bridget
Mascot Shamrocks
Interhall sports Flag football, bowling, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, raquetball
Charities St. Adalbert's School
Major events Spirit Week, Casino Night
Website www.nd.edu/~mcglinn/

McGlinn is located on West Quad, behind South Dining Hall and in between O'Neill Family Hall and Duncan Hall. Built in 1997, McGlinn is one of the newer dorms on campus and has modern day amenities, such as air conditioning and an elevator. With a capacity of 270 residents, McGlinn is the largest female dorm on campus.[85]

History[edit]

Constructed in 1997 through the contributions of Terrence and Barbara McGlinn, McGlinn Hall is one of the newest dorms at the University of Notre Dame. The Angels of Knott Hall (now a male residence) moved into McGlinn in the Fall of 1997 and quickly established the dorm as one full of spirit and pride. It joins Keough, O'Neill, and Welsh Family Halls on the West Quad – sometimes called the "Suburbs" because of the modern amenities of air conditioning, elevators, and the largest rooms on campus. McGlinn enjoys a convenient location, only a brief walk to the bookstore, athletic fields, South Dining Hall and Reckers.

McGlinn Hall

Sr. Mary A. Lynch, S.S.J., M.A. is a sister of St. Joseph from Philadelphia, PA. Sr. Mary has been rector of McGlinn since August 2005 [86] and works in campus ministry as well. McGlinn residents fondly refer to Sister Mary as "Smary" and often stop by her apartment on the first floor to say hello and grab a few (or more than a few) pieces of candy.

Fr. Tom Blantz, CSC lived in McGlinn from the time its construction was completed in 1997 before moving out in 2015. He has worked as a history professor at Notre Dame and retired in 2012 to part-time teaching. Fr. Tom presided over mass in McGlinn Hall Chapel frequently. He always kept Snickers bars in a bowl outside of his apartment.

Fr. David Tyson, CSC has lived in McGlinn since August 2015. He previously worked at the university in the 1970s and 1980s before being elected president of the University of Portland. Fr. David is now the St. André Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development at Mendoza College.[87]

Traditions[edit]

Casino Night is McGlinn Hall's signature event held every winter. It is a night of fun "casino-style" games, with most attendees playing roulette and blackjack with play money. All of the proceeds from the event are donated by the Shamrocks to St. Adalberts, a local grade school in South Bend. McGlinn also runs a Bubble Soccer tournament, a signature event that started in the fall of 2015, and is held in the fall and spring every year. Players create a team and play soccer while in giant, inflatable bubbles, with the proceeds also going to St. Adalberts.

McGlinn is one of the few dorms with living donors. Because of this attribute, every resident in McGlinn receives a Christmas gift from the McGlinn family in early December. In 2012, every girl received a two-pound box of assorted chocolates to ensure a maximum energy level throughout study sessions and final exams.

McGlinn has also won the Kelly Cup, an award given to the female dorm with the most participation in interhall sports, seven times, in 2009, and from 2011-2016.[88]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Morrissey Hall[edit]

O'Neill Hall[edit]

Pangborn Hall[edit]

Pangborn Hall
Pangborn Hall.jpg
University University of Notre Dame
Campus quad South
Established 1955
Named for Thomas C. and John W. Pangborn
Colors Purple and green          
Gender Female
Rector Sr. Mary Donnelly, O.P.
Undergraduates 280
Chapel Chapel of the Annunciation of Our Lady
Mascot Phoxes
Charities Dismas House
Major events Pangborn Price is Right, Phox Fire
Website [5]

History[edit]

Pangborn Hall was built in 1955, named for Thomas C. Pangborn and John W. Pangborn. The Pangborns made their money manufacturing sand-blasting-type equipment. They were supporters of numerous educational, religious, scientific and charitable endeavors. Pope Pius XII named Thomas Pangborn a Knight of Malta. Pope John XXIII dubbed him a Knight of Saint Gregory the Great, and in 1964 Pope Paul VI awarded the philanthropist the title of papal count.[89]

It was the 15th building built on campus, and one of four that was dedicated in 1955. Pangborn and other dorms built in the 1950s were meant to be temporary housing to accommodate a spike in enrollment caused by the G.I. Bill. Pangborn represented a modernist step away from collegiate gothic. The building was designed by architects Holabird, Root and Burgee of Chicago. The hall was originally built as a residence for male students, when its nickname was the Violence, but was converted to a women's dorm in 1992 and became the Pangborn Phoxes.

Pangborn's Chapel of the Annunciation of Our Lady, renovated in 1995, features carved-wood Stations of the Cross imported from northern Italy. The stained-glass windows honor eight saints canonized the year prior to the hall's dedication.

In January 2016 it was announced that the residents of Pangborn hall would move to the newly built Flaherty Hall. Pangborn hall will serve as a "swing hall" to host girls from halls undergoing renovations: members of Walsh Hall for the 2016-17 academic year, members of Badin Hall for the 2017-2018 year, and members of Morrissey Manor for the 2018-2019 year.[90] The future of Pangborn is currently unknown, although it will most likely be defunct.

Traditions[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Pasquerilla East Hall[edit]

Pasquerilla East
Arms of Pasquerilla East.svg
Campus quad Mod
Motto Hottest Dorm on Campus
Established 1981
Colors Red and black          
Gender Female
Rector Mamie Smith
Benefactor Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla
Undergraduates 256
Chapel Saint Catherine of Siena
Mascot Pyros
Interhall sports Interhall Sports
Charities Hannah's House
Major events Silent Night, Silent Auction; So You Think You Can Sync; Can You Take the Heat?

Pasquerilla East Hall (referred colloquially as PE), is the home of the Pyros, making it the "hottest dorm on campus". The dorm's spirit colors are red and black. The dorm also boasts a sand volleyball court and convenient location proximity to North Dining Hall. Pasquerilla East Hall is a STEM Dorm, meaning it has a higher percentage of women involved in STEM fields living within its walls than a regular women's dorm. This arrangement allows for an even tighter-knit community, as many women find commonalities with their hall mates through their STEM study sessions and tutorials. Jointly with Pasquerilla West Hall, PE was the first dorm to install air conditioning on campus. Surrounding PE are the other three dorms on "Mod Quad," Knott Hall, Pasquerilla West Hall, and Siegfried Hall. PE's latest and notable achievement is winning Hall of the Year on Notre Dame's campus for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Pasquerilla East CC

Accolades[edit]

  • Hall of the Year 2015/16
  • Women's Interhall Soccer Champions 2016
  • Women's Hall of the Year 2012/13
  • Women's Interhall Ping Pong Champions 2013-2015
Pasquerilla Hall

Signature events are dorm-run, campus-wide events. PE's signature events include:

  • Silent Night Silent Auction (SNSA) – a Christmas time silent auction fundraiser for the dorm's charity Hannah's House
  • So You Think You Can Sync – a lip sync battle which is also another fundraiser for Hannah's House
  • Can You Take the Heat? – a Buffalo Wild Wings spicy wing eating contest

Traditions[edit]

The 8 sections of PE compete in the PyrOlympics, a year-round section spirit contest. Additionally, PE's signature events are also a large part of the dorm's traditions, as Pasquerilla East has forged a strong bond with its sister charity. Although not specifically labelled as a PE tradition, Flag Football is one of the top interhall sports that Pyros participate in every year. Since 2013, the dorm's flag football team (known as PEFFB) has been coached by Notre Dame football players, including DaVaris Daniels and Malik Zaire. In 2015, PEFFB was coached by Zaire as well as his teammates Sheldon Day and Cole Luke. As a result, the dorm's football team was featured on the Showtime Special A Season with Notre Dame Football as a segment on the extracurricular lives of Zaire, Day, and Luke.

Notable Residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Pasquerilla West Hall[edit]

Pasquerilla West
Arms of Pasquerilla West.svg
Pasquerilla West coat of arms
Campus quad Mod
Motto Peace, Love, P-Dub
Established 1981
Colors Purple and white          
Gender Female
Rector Sr. Mary Jane Hahner, C.S.F.N.
Benefactor Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla
Undergraduates 256
Chapel Saint Clare of Assisi
Mascot Purple Weasels
Interhall sports TBD
Charities TBD
Major events TBD

Pasquerilla West is a female dorm on Mod Quad, between North Dining Hall and Pasquerilla East Hall. It is commonly known as PW or P-Dub.

History[edit]

Pasquerilla West Hall was built in 1981 as a gift from Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla to their daughter.[93] Pasquerilla West was the first dorm that was built to house women from the very beginning together with its twin Pasquerilla East. Originally, the two dorms were planned to have a shared chapel, but the idea was scrapped and the chapel in PW was carved out of a common area. It was also the first dorm to be equipped with air conditioning. Its inhabitants are known as "Purple Weasels", but before the 1990s they were known as "Plaid Wave" or the "Pink Wizards".[94]

The current rector is Sr. Mary Jane Hahner, C.S.F.N., M.Div, M.A., who graduated from the Catholic Theological Union.[95]

Pasquerilla West

The chapel is dedicated to Saint Clare of Assisi, and an entire wall of stained glass depicting The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, was completed in 1998.

Traditions[edit]

Pasquerilla West's signature event is called Queen Week. Every section of PW participates in a number of events and at the end of the week a freshman in the winning section becomes the queen of the dorm.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Ryan Hall[edit]

Ryan Hall
Arms of Ryan.svg
Campus quad West
Motto Ryan go Bragh
Established 2009
Colors Turquoise and white          
Gender Female
Rector Allyse Gruslin
Undergraduates 276
Chapel St. Anne
Mascot Wildcats
Charities wheelchair basketball tournament
Website Website

Ryan Hall, built in 2009, is a women's dorm located on West Quad between Hammes Bookstore and Morris Inn.

Ryan Hall

Ryan is known for being Notre Dame's most accessible dorm and also one of its most spacious and technologically advanced. Ryan's spirit colors are turquoise and white, and its chapel is dedicated to St. Anne.

Traditions[edit]

Ryan's inhabitants are known as the Wildcats, and their signature event, an annual wheelchair basketball tournament, raises money for charities benefiting those with disabilities. Another well-known Ryan tradition is Waffle Wednesday Mass. Ryan's priest in residence, Father Joe Carey (affectionately known as FJ to students), creates another memorable tradition by baking cookies for the dorm every Tuesday night. Ryan Hall's rector, Allyse Gruslin, began her work in 2016. She owns a friendly corgi named Topper who regularly visits the dorm.

External links[edit]

St. Edwards's Hall[edit]

Siegfried Hall[edit]

Siegfried Hall
Arms of Siegfried.svg
Campus quad Mod
Motto Hall of Champions
Established 1988
Colors Maroon and gray          
Gender Male
Rector Rev. John Conley, C.S.C.
Undergraduates 258
Chapel Our Lady Seat of Wisdom
Mascot Ramblers
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities ALS Research, South Bend Center for the Homeless
Major events Rambler Scrambler, Day of Man, Late Night Olympics
Website www.nd.edu/~sieghall

Siegfried is situated between Pasquerilla West Hall and Theodore Hesburgh Library on Mod Quad.

Siegfried Hall

History[edit]

Constructed in 1988 through the financial commitments of Robert ('37) and Ray ('65) Siegfried, the building was converted from a female hall to a male hall in 1997 after Flanner and Grace Halls became office space. The female residents of Siegfried Hall moved to Welsh Family Hall on West Quad. After the move, the new residents adopted the nickname "Ramblers" which was one of the former names used by the University before "Fighting Irish" was adopted. Siegfried is rivals with Knott Hall, the other male Mod Quad residence hall.

Siegfried and Knott are the only two residence halls to convert from female to male, in order to preserve Mod Quad's gender balance when male dorms Flanner and Grace became offices.

Traditions[edit]

Siegfried raises funds for the South Bend Homeless Shelter through its annual Day of Man fundraiser. On this cold February day, the Ramblers venture out in only T-shirts, flip-flops, and shorts.[96] Siegfried residents are involved in activities ranging from the Notre Dame Marching Band to leadership roles in various clubs.

Siegfried Hall has a long tradition of having a close-knit Sunday Night Mass.[citation needed] At 10 pm on Sunday nights, the residents can be found coming together in the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Sorin Hall[edit]

Stanford Hall[edit]

Stanford Hall
Arms of Stanford Hall.svg
Campus quad North
Motto Guardians of the Gold
Established 1957
Colors Green and gold          
Gender Male
Rector Fr. Bill Dailey, CSC
Undergraduates 256
Chapel Holy Cross
Mascot Griffins
Interhall sports Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities There Are Children Here (TACH), Holy Cross Orphanages in Chile
Major events Benefit Bash, Pirate Dance
Website http://www.nd.edu/~stanford

History[edit]

Stanford and Keenan, joined together in Siamese twin fashion, were built in 1957. Of the two, Stanford is officially a bit older as it was dedicated in October of that year (Keenan was dedicated in November). Stanford was a gift of a Notre Dame graduate who would later serve as a lay trustee of the university. Grattan T. Stanford, class of 1904, was an Indiana native who spent three decades as general counsel of the Sinclair Oil Corporation.

Stanford and Keenan share a handsome chapel that contains one of Notre Dame's finest icons, the magnificent crucifix made by celebrated sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Located just off the hall's lobby, the Chapel of the Holy Cross has a series of exquisite stained-glass windows featuring various types of crosses. Its highlight is Mestrovic's 13-foot mahogany crucifix, which the artist-in-residence executed especially for the chapel in 1957. Originally, the crucifix hung above a companion altar made of travertine marble imported from Italy. The altar was removed in the wake of Vatican II changes, but, happily, the Mestrovic crucifix remains to immeasurably grace the chapel. In the lobby another of Mestrovic's works, a wood carving titled Christ as Young Boy Teaching, is present.

Stanford Hall entrance

Traditions[edit]

Stanford Hall's mascot is the Griffin. Its original mascot was a stud bull, hence the moniker "Stanford Studs". According to Notre Dame Magazine, "the switch was made in February 1999 to honor Father Robert F. Griffin, CSC, University chaplain for 30 years and a campus icon until his death in October 1999."[97]

Stanford's traditional rival dorm is its twin Keenan Hall. Every year their interhall football matchup is deemed "The Battle for the Chapel" with the winner gaining naming rights to the chapel. Most recently, Stanford has retained the chapel naming rights in 2015 and 2016.

One of the most notable Stanford traditions is the Stanford Hall "Laking". On the night of a resident's birthday, other Stanford Hall residents wake them up, tie them up and toss them in the lake behind the dorm, St Joseph's Lake (known to members of Stanford Hall as "Stanford Lake"). It's Stanford's way of saying happy birthday.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Walsh Hall[edit]

Welsh Family Hall[edit]

Welsh Family Hall
Arms of Welsh Family.svg
Campus quad West
Established 1997
Colors Blue and white          
Gender Female
Rector Sr. Christine Connolly, O.P.
Undergraduates 281
Chapel Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Mascot Whirlwind
Interhall sports Basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
Charities Touching Tiny Lives (orphanage in Kenya)
Major events Dance Fest, Welsh Family Week, Welsh Family Feud
Website http://www.nd.edu/~welshhal

Welsh Family Hall is one of the 29 residence halls on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and one of the 14 female dorms. Welsh Family is located directly east of Keough Hall and is directly south of Dillon Hall.[98] It houses 262 undergraduate students.[99]

Welsh Fam

History[edit]

Welsh Family Hall was built in 1997 to house female undergraduate students. Its chapel is named for the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Robert J. Welsh Jr. '56, a trustee emeritus of the University, and his wife, Kathleen. Mr. Welsh is the president and chief executive officer of Welsh Oil, Inc.

Dr. Carol Latronica is the current rector.

Traditions[edit]

The hall mascot is the Whirlwind. The women of Welsh have a strong interhall sports history, having won the interhall football championship for three years. Welsh Family's signature event of each year is the Welsh Family Feud, a mock-game show in the style of Family Feud.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Zahm Hall[edit]

Zahm Hall
Arms of Zahm.svg
Campus quad North
Established 1937
Named for Rev. John Augustine Zahm, C.S.C.
Colors Red and black          
Gender Male
Rector Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C.
Undergraduates 202
Chapel Saint Albert the Great
Mascot Ignats the Moose
Website Home Page

Zahm Hall is dedicated to Rev. John Augustine Zahm. The coat of arms is black and red, the colors of Zahm, and the interlaced pattern represents both the Z and the X, symbols of the hall, and the antlers of the Moose, the mascot of the hall.

Zahm Hall

Graduate and family housing[edit]

Fischer Graduate Residences and O'Hara-Grace Townhouses are a part of the FOG complex, with Fischer taking about 66% of the complex's space. Fischer opened in fall 1991.[100] O'Hara-Grace, making up the rest, has 36 townhouses.[101]

As of 2016 University Village includes housing for students who have dependent children and/or who are married. The complex for students with children is Village Apartments, while the Cripe Street Apartments is for married students without children.[102]

Notre Dame is in the South Bend Community School Corporation.[103] Village Apartments is assigned to schools based on its University Village Drive location: Darden Primary, Tarkington Traditional Elementary, Clay Intermediate, and Clay High School.[104][105]

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year Fischer Graduate Residence will become the designated housing for students with dependent children, as University Village will close at the end of that school year.[106]

Off-Campus Housing[edit]

Student off-campus housing at University of Notre Dame.

Many students, particularly Seniors, choose to live off-campus for their final year at Notre Dame. The residencies these students live in are very close in proximity to campus, and include Irish Crossings, Irish Flats, Irish Row, and Dublin Village.

Hall of the Year[edit]

Year Hall of the Year Men's Hall of the Year Women's Hall of the Year
1994/1995[107] Keenan -
1995/1996 -
1996/1997 Keenan -
1997/1998 -
1998/1999[108] Lewis -
1999/2000[109] Pangborn
2000/2001[109] Carroll -
2001/2002 Keenan Siegfried Badin
2002/2003 Fisher Knott Cavanaugh
2003/2004[110] Farley Keenan Howard
2003/2004 Breen-Phillips O'Neill Pangborn
2005/2006 Stanford Keenan Welsh Family
2006/2007 Morrissey O'Neil Badin
2007/2008 Knott Keenan Lewis
2008/2009 Cavanaugh Keough Lyons
2009/2010 Badin Duncan Howard
2010/2011 Badin Keenan Walsh
2011/2012 Howard Carroll Ryan
2012/2013 Lewis Knott Pasquerilla East
2013/2014 Keenan Duncan Ryan
2014/2015 Walsh Keenan Farley
2015/2016 Pasquerilla East Fisher Walsh

Titles

  • Keenan (9)
  • Badin (4)
  • Farley (2)

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