Dillon Hall

Dillon Hall

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

Rector

Ed Dolphin, C.S.C.

Ed Dolphin, C.S.C.

Ed Dolphin, CSC grew up in the lovely confines of Wilmington, DE where he first met the Congregation of Holy Cross while as a 4th grade student at Saint Edmonds. He received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University in Philadelphia and worked for a few years as a software engineer in the healthcare and telecommunications industries. During this time, he taught religious education at his parish and began to feel a call to become a Holy Cross priest. Ed first visited Notre Dame in 2018 as a vocation prospect and was amazed when he saw the beautiful campus and the statue of Mary resting high atop the Golden Dome. Ed recently graduated from Notre Dame with a Masters of Divinity and is preparing for his final profession of religious vows and ordination to the diaconate in August 2023. Ed does his best to stay active and enjoys photography, gardening, running, playing guitar, and baking bread.

While as a seminarian, Ed learned about Notre Dame’s unique and very special residential life model from his classmates who attended Our Lady’s University as undergraduates. For many of them, the relationships they made in their residence hall with their friends, neighbors and hall staff were integral for them being able to hear and respond to God’s invitation for them to become the people he created them to be. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve as the rector of Dillon Hall where I hope to be a part of a supportive community where young men are able to develop socially, intellectually and spiritually so that they can help make our society a better place by being men of virtue."

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
253
Number of Sections
9
Year Established
1931
Quad
South
Sex
Male
Chapel
St. Patrick
Number of Floors
3
Number of Rooms
132
Elevator
No
Air Conditioning
No
Nickname/Mascot
Big Red