Johnson Family Hall
In December 2018, the University began construction on Johnson Family Hall, a four-story women’s residence hall located east of Dunne Hall in the East Quadrangle. The 68,000-square-foot facility will accommodate 225 undergraduate women and will be ready for occupancy in August 2020.
Johnson Family Hall will offer residents a community chapel, formal reading room, study spaces, lounges, kitchens on every floor and a variety of room configurations: singles, doubles and quads, as well as apartments for the rector, priest-in-residence and/or faculty-in-residence and other hall staff. Fifty percent of the first floor will be devoted to community space while the other half will be devoted to residences. In the lower level, residents will have access to vending, fitness, laundry and storage spaces.
Named in honor of St. Teresa of Calcutta, the chapel will be a warm, inviting, sacred space. For times when students need space to study, work together on a project or host an event, the Reading Room, lounges and study spaces throughout the building will also provide options.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Amanda Springstead became the rector of Howard Hall in 2014. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Theology and supplementary Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and her Master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Amanda worked in admissions and campus life. Following graduate school, Amanda served as Area Director for Housing and Residence Life at Saint Joseph's College where she focused on the development, support, and mentorship of RAs. Amanda transitioned from the Howard Hall rector to the Pangborn Hall rector in Fall 2019, and will now serve as the Rector of the new Johnson Family Hall in Fall 2020. In her free time, Amanda enjoys riding her horse and spending time with family and friends.
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