Siegfried Hall opened as a women’s residence hall in 1988 thanks to the generosity of father and son alumni, Robert and Ray Siegfried. It became a men’s residence hall in 1997. The men of Siegfried are known for their competitiveness, maintaining an active presence in interhall athletics, and winning championships in all sports. Originally called “The Slammers,” the men of Siegfried became the “Ramblers” in 1997, which is also the name of Notre Dame’s athletic teams before they were called the Fighting Irish. Each winter, Siegfried hosts “Day of Man” in which residents brave the cold wearing shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops to raise money for the South Bend Center for the Homeless.
Rev. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C.
Fr. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., serves in the Josephine and Brigadier General Raymond H. Siegfried, III Endowed Rectorship at Siegfried Hall.
Fr. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., is a graduate of Notre Dame who earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology. As a student he lived in Keough Hall and was active in Campus Ministry and the Glee Club. After graduating Joe participated in Notre Dame’s Echo Graduate Service Program. As an Echo apprentice he served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, working in young adult ministry at St. John the Evangelist parish and in campus ministry at IUPUI. Joe then moved to the Twin Cities where he taught theology at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School. He entered formation for the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2013 and took first vows in the fall of 2015. While in formation he has served in Holy Cross apostolates across the United States and in Mexico. This past year Joe was the Assistant Director of the Old College Undergraduate Seminary program. He completed his Masters of Divinity in May, 2019. Joe will profess his final vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in Holy Cross in the fall of 2019, and he will be ordained to the priesthood the following April.
Joe reflected on taking this role of rector by noting, “From my own time as a student at Notre Dame I know that the residence halls are a unique place of formation and that rectors can help foster these vibrant communities. I am really excited to serve as a rector and to build up the Notre Dame family that has been so important in my own life. My experience in the residence hall was a key part of discovering my vocation to Holy Cross, so I am happy to be returning there to serve a new generation of students.”
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