Constructed in 1931 in honor of the second president of Notre Dame, Rev. Patrick Dillon, C.S.C., Dillon Hall is situated on the South Quad and is the largest residence hall on campus. Funded through revenue generated by Coach Knute Rockne and the 1925 Rose Bowl, the hall’s chapel includes a side altar dedicated to St. Olaf, the patron saint of Norway, where Rockne was born. In addition to its annual Stache Bash to support the South Bend Center for the Homeless, Dillon is best known for its opening day whiffle ball tournament, and its weekly Milkshake Mass, in which students from all over campus celebrate Mass in the hall’s St. Patrick’s Chapel and stay afterward for milkshakes. Former residents include Pulitzer Prize winner George Dohrmann and football standouts Victor Abiamiri, John Carney, Anthony Fasano, D.J. Fitzpatrick, and Mike Golic. Dillon Hall received a full renovation during the 2019-20 academic year
Brought up between Chicago and Colorado, Michael completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago in 2012, graduating with a BA in English and a BS in Secondary Education. He is a certified English instructor and worked for four years in inner-city Catholic schools on the West and South Side of Chicago. In 2016, Michael came to Notre Dame to pursue a Master of Divinity degree and graduated in 2019. During his studies, Michael worked in residential life for two years as an assistant rector in Keough Hall. After graduating, Michael served as a visiting chaplain at University College Cork in Ireland.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, hanging out along Lake Michigan, and spending time with his family.
“After a year away, I am ecstatic to be returning to Our Lady’s university to do residential life ministry. I wholeheartedly believe we accompany students like no other institution, so I am honored to have been offered the opportunity to return. I look forward to working with a great team of people and to accompanying students throughout their time here at the University of Notre Dame.”
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