Farley Hall

Farley Hall

Dedicated to Rev. John “Pop” Farley, C.S.C., standout Notre Dame student-athlete and former rector of Walsh and Sorin Halls, Farley Hall was the first residence hall constructed after World War II as the result of increased need for student housing. Former Notre Dame President, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., served as the hall’s first rector. Converted to a women’s hall in 1973, Farley annually celebrates its namesake’s birthday through Pop Farley Week, which includes a skit night, a visit to Farley’s grave, hall decorating, and a hall dance. The hall also hosts Be Fine Day in which the women of Farley celebrate their inner beauty and distinctive talents. Farley was last named Women’s Hall of the Year in 2016-2017 and was home to former Notre Dame President Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C.; NBC News Medical Correspondent, Bob Arnot; and United States Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals, Ann Williams.

Rector

Elaine DeBassige

Elaine DeBassige

Originally from San Rafael, New Mexico, Elaine DeBassige became the rector of Farley Hall in 2013. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. Elaine has a broad range of experience in cultural relevancy, career counseling and transitions, personal development programming, and in helping elite athletes enter civilian life. In her free time, Elaine enjoys cooking, traveling, quilting, writing, talking, and cheering on the Fighting Irish!

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
215
Number of Sections
7
Year Established
1942
Quad
North
Sex
Female
Chapel
St. John the Evangelist
Number of Floors
4
Number of Rooms
103
Elevator
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Nickname/Mascot