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.

Rector

Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C.

Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C.

A native of Miami, Florida, Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C., became a rector in 2016. He earned both his Bachelor's degree in History and Theology and his Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. While completing his Master's degree, Fr. Matt worked in a variety of ministries, including the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame, St. Pius X Parish in Granger, Indiana, and for the formation staff for undergraduate seminarians. Fr. Matt was ordained a Deacon in 2015, and served for a year as the assistant rector in Sorin Hall, while also working in sacramental preparation in Campus Ministry. In addition to loving ministry, serving the students, and cheering for all Notre Dame sports, Fr. Matt is also a shareholder of his beloved Green Bay Packers.

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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