Walsh Hall (University of Notre Dame)
|Campus quad||Main (God) Quad|
|Motto||Be Strong.Be Free.Be WILD.|
|Established||1909 (men), 1972 (women)|
|Named for||Fr. Thomas Walsh, CSC|
|Colors||Dark Blue and Light Blue|
|Rector||Liz Detwiler, M.Div|
|Chapel||Chapel of the Visitation|
Mr. ND Pageant and Pie Your President
|Location||Notre Dame, Indiana|
|Architect||William J. Brinkman|
|Architectural style||Collegiate Gothic|
|Part of||University of Notre Dame: Main and North Quadrangles (#78000053)|
|Added to NRHP||May 23, 1978|
Walsh Hall is one of the 29 residence halls on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Walsh is located on Main ("God") Quad, directly south of Sorin Hall and is directly north of the Knights of Columbus Building. It was built in 1909 and the architect was William J. Brinkmann. Together with other building on the Main Quad of Notre Dame, on the National Register of Historic Places. The coat of arms is taken from the Walsh family.
Walsh Hall was constructed as a male dorm in 1909 and named in honor of the former president Fr. Thomas Walsh. Rev Thomas E. Walsh C.S.C created Notre Dame’s first football team in 1887 and was only 28 when he was chosen by Rev, Edward Sorin to be appointed the sixth president of Notre Dame. Walsh expanded the University's curriculum and raised its academic standards. In the 1960s the basement was home to the Knights of Columbus at Notre Dame, before the Knights of Columbus building was built. In 1967 the hall’s rector Father Dan O’Neil, made Walsh into a “stay-hall,” where students could live all four years if they so chose. This eventually became the standard model at Notre Dame.
In 2016 it was announced that the residents of Walsh Hall would transfer to the Pangborn Hall building for the 2016-2017 year while Walsh Hall underwent renovations.  The move was met with mixed responses, with some citicism.  Teh renovation includes expanded rooms, new piping and plumbing, lounges, full kitchens, new elevators and restrooms.
Honors and Awards
In 2011, Walsh was awarded with "Best Freshmen Orientation Program" and "Women's Hall of the Year." 2012 saw Walsh claim the championship in Interhall Lacrosse and in the Dorm Energy Competition. In 2013, Walsh took trips to the Interhall Championships for both Flag Football and Lacrosse, won Brother-Sister Hall of the year, and broke a record at Washington Hall for highest attendance at a student event with the Mr. ND Pageant. In 2014-2015, the Wild Women were recognized for creating the Best New Event for "Pie Your President," the Best Diversity Event for the "I AM WILD" Photo Campaign, and "Brother-Sister Dorm of the Year" with Dillon Hall (again). Walsh rounded out the year by winning the Interhall Lacrosse Championship and garnering the much coveted "Hall of the Year" award bestowed by the Hall President's Council.
- "Official Building Inventory" (PDF). Facilities Design and Operations. University of Notre Dame. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
- William J. Brinkmann