Pasquerilla East Hall

Pasquerilla East Hall

Established in 1981, Pasquerilla East is one of two residence halls made possible by the generosity of Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla. Constructed with the specific intention of housing female undergraduate residents, both Pasquerilla East and Pasquerilla West were built with the provision that Pasquerilla’s twin daughters would each occupy one hall their senior year. At the time, their donation was the largest in Notre Dame history to be given by a living person. To further its relationship to its sister residence hall, PE’s four floors are numbered five through eight. PE annually hosts the Silent Night Silent Auction and "So You Think You Can Sync?" Lip Sync Battle in which all proceeds go to a local charity. Pasquerilla East was last named Hall of the Year in 2015-2016.

Rector

Laurie Svatek

Laurie Svatek

A Wisconsinite at heart, Laurie comes to Notre Dame after having served in higher education and university ministry for more than 15 years. Most recently, Laurie served as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN where, in addition to administrative responsibilities, Laurie regularly mentored student leaders and supported student faith-based student organizations on campus. Her passions for travel and working toward a more just world have led her to develop student immersion trips and academic travel courses, providing students with experiential and transformational learning opportunities. Laurie is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies; and where she grew in knowledge and understanding of her own Catholic faith and also a greater appreciation for the diverse faith traditions of others.

When asked about why the change from campus ministry to serving as a rector at Notre Dame, Laurie said: “Students are what initially drew me to ministry and higher education, and while I enjoy the diversity of the various roles I’ve held over the years, the intersections of time with students are the times that ground me in ministry. Students were the thing that called me to ministry and higher ed and I’m thrilled to be returning to a student-focused ministry.”

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
248
Number of Sections
6
Year Established
1981
Quad
Mod
Sex
Female
Chapel
St. Catherine of Siena
Number of Floors
4
Number of Rooms
118
Elevator
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Nickname/Mascot
Pyros