Cavanaugh Hall

Cavanaugh Hall

Dedicated in honor of Rev. John W. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s fifth president, Cavanaugh Hall was the first residence hall built on the North Quad. Renovated in 1989 and converted to a women’s hall in 1994, Cavanaugh is conveniently located near the LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall. Cavanaugh’s active hall council coordinates events such as dances, educational presentations, cornhole tournaments, the Naugh Fest Spirit Week, a Christmas pageant, and Father-Daughter, Mother-Daughter weekends every other year in the spring. Cavanaugh was home to several Notre Dame standouts including James Naughton, former president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Tom Bettag, executive producer of ABC’s Nightline; and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown.

Rector

Jo Cecilio

Jo Cecilio

Joanna “Jo” Cecilio comes to Notre Dame from Los Angeles, California where she was born and raised. Jo has a Master’s degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Spanish from the University of Portland. While studying at UP, Jo worked in social services with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland and serviced the neighborhood as part of the Gang Intervention Team. Over the years, Jo traveled often and spent several stints in Nicaragua, Spain, Thailand, and the Philippines. She most recently served for seven years as Retreat Director and Holy Cross educator at her alma mater, Notre Dame High School (NDHS), in Sherman Oaks, CA. Knowing that we encounter Christ at the margins, Jo’s heart and passions lie in her efforts to engage with those who have been excluded.

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
211
Number of Sections
7
Year Established
1936
Quad
North
Sex
Female
Chapel
The Holy Spirit
Number of Floors
4
Number of Rooms
114
Elevator
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Nickname/Mascot
Chaos