Zahm Hall

Zahm Hall

Built in 1937, Zahm Hall is named in honor of Rev. John Augustine Zahm, C.S.C., a 1871 Notre Dame graduate who, as a scientist, Dante scholar, and international explorer, was the renaissance man of his day. His efforts as Vice President of Notre Dame and later as Provincial of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross helped lay the groundwork for the modern research institution Notre Dame is today. Zahm is known for its tight-knit community and deep commitment to community service. Residents participate in a variety of service opportunities and sponsor the Zahm Carnival each year in collaboration with the Robinson Center to benefit the children of South Bend. Zahm is also home to Za Pizza, a pizza parlor in the basement of the hall, that donates all profits to charity.

Zahm

Rector

Rev. Bill Dailey

Rev. Bill Dailey

Fr. Bill Dailey, C.S.C., returns to the role of rector at Notre Dame after four years in Dublin, Ireland where he served as the founding director of the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason at St. John Henry Newman’s University Church. While in Dublin, Fr. Dailey oversaw the creation of new work for Notre Dame – outreach to the faith community of Dublin, presenting the faith in the context of modern questions and doubts in an increasingly secular culture. Prior to his work in Dublin, Fr. Dailey served from 2010-16 as a lecturer in law in the Notre Dame Law School and from 2013-2016 as the rector of Stanford Hall. In his time at Notre Dame his writings on faith have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostFirst ThingsThe Catholic Herald, and The Irish Catholic. He has been a featured commentator on MSNBC and the BBC. Fr. Dailey graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy summa cum laude in 1994 and a master of divinity degree in 2000. He also graduated from Columbia Law School in 2006. Fr. Dailey’s personal interests include philosophy, politics, law, and hospitality.

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Hall Stats

Approximate Capacity
177
Number of Sections
7
Year Established
1937
Quad
North
Sex
Male
Chapel
St. Albert the Great
Number of Floors
4
Number of Rooms
98
Elevator
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Nickname/Mascot
Zahmbies