FISCHER GRADUATE RESIDENCES
Fischer comprises two-thirds of the Fischer O'Hara-Grace Graduate Residences. The FOG complex is a community development that facilitates and supports graduate study.
The Fischer Residences and O'Hara-Grace Townhouses are not mixed gender living facilities. The University expects all students living in the FOG community to be responsible and respectful in their social conduct and to follow the rules and regulations of du Lac and the FOG Handbook. A quiet academic environment must be maintained at all times, so that residents are able to successfully engage in their studies. FOG is under the direction of an appointed Rector and staff who may set forth additional guidelines.
RECTOR: MR. ANDREW BALHOFF
Andrew Balhoff is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in Aerospace Engineering. He completed his master’s degree work in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in December 2012. Andrew is from Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Loyola Blakefield High School where he was captain of the swim team and earned high school All-American honors. He also received the Dr. Ford Loker award for outstanding student athlete at Loyola. At Notre Dame, Andrew was assistant rector in Stanford Hall from August 2011 until May 2012. He was responsible for the creation of the initial, very successful 2011 “Rave for the Brave” event which raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Andrew’s graduate work has focused on robotics and system design for hybrid automotive engines.
When asked why he was attracted to the Rector position, Andrew stated, “My high school motto was ‘Men for Others.’ That tradition of contribution to community through ministry was continued in my experiences at Notre Dame where I witnessed the example of leadership and service in the actions of those around me. I am very honored to be chosen to work with and for the graduate community of Notre Dame by serving as the Rector of Fischer O’Hara Grace in 2013.”