Lewis Hall

Lewis Hall

Dedicated to Chicago philanthropist Frank Lewis, Lewis Hall was made possible by Lewis’ wife, Julia, who provided funding for the hall’s construction in 1965. The hall served as a residence for Sisters pursuing graduate degrees before the University became co-ed in 1972. It is now one of the largest women’s residence hall on campus, housing nearly 270 residents each year. The women of Lewis annually host Chicks for Charity in which residents make Easter baskets and write cards to the children and mothers of St. Margaret’s House, a day center in South Bend that provides safety, life skills, and other aid to women and children in need. They also host L-HOP (Lewis House of Pancakes) each year, serving a late night breakfast to the campus community. Each floor of the hall features a different breakfast item and all proceeds are donated to a local food bank. Lewis was last named Hall of the Year in 2012-2013 and was home to NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent, Anne Thompson.

Rector

Megan Moore

Megan Moore

Megan Moore is an Iowa native who began her college career at the University of Northern Iowa studying music and theatre for two years, and then transferred to Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where she majored in Religious Studies and Theology, with a minor in Catholic Studies. At Loras, Megan was active in Campus Ministry, vocal and instrumental music ensembles, and participated in study abroad opportunities in Germany and Italy. Seeking to continue her education and go where the Holy Spirit led, Megan earned her master's degree in the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, during which she walked El Camino de Santiago in Spain as part of her capstone thesis. Over the past ten years, she has served in schools, parishes, and nonprofits all over the Midwest, primarily working with young people. Megan loves to spend her free time doing crafty things, exploring national parks, playing (and sometimes hosting) trivia, and spending time with friends and family.

When asked to reflect on becoming a Rector, Megan said: "I am so excited to serve as the Rector of Lewis Hall, to walk with these women and continue to build up this community! Simply put: I am honored to serve in this integral role in residential life at Notre Dame, accompanying these incredible young women as they become the best versions of themselves. I look forward to learning and growing together in our home under the dome!"

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
269
Number of Sections
8
Year Established
1965
Quad
North
Sex
Female
Chapel
St. Theresa of Avila
Number of Floors
4
Number of Rooms
116
Elevator
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Nickname/Mascot
Chicks