Originally constructed in 1897 as St. Joseph's Industrial School; after expansion project, became a men's residence hall in 1917 (and renamed Badin Hall in honor of Rev. Stephen Badin, first Catholic priest ordained in the USA and provider of the land where the original Log Cabin was built); Originally housed 142 men at the time; In 1972, Badin converted into a women's residence hall when Notre Dame became co-ed in 1972; One of two of the first halls to house women in 1972; Only hall with a balcony; First floor currently houses the ACE program and the Office for Students with Disabilities; Past first floor offices/services have also included: Campus Ministry, bookstore, barbershop, and cafeteria; Past residents include Angelo Bertelli '44 (Heisman Trophy winner), Alan Page '67 (MN Supreme Court Justice), Fr. Hesburgh (in the 1940's), and Fr. Malloy when he was an undergrad in the 1960's; Currently the smallest women's residence hall on campus.
Badin has the highest percentage of single rooms in any residence hall (60%). The hall also has double rooms (20%) and 4-person suites (20%). There are no private bathrooms in Badin Hall.
RECTOR: Sr. Susan Sisko, OSBM
Sister Susan Sisko, OSBM is a Connecticut native who graduated from Notre Dame with a Master’s Degree in Theology/Liturgy (’91). Prior to beginning her ministry as Rector at Notre Dame, Sr. Susan was a member of the elected leadership team of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great and served as the Monastery Director at Mt. St. Macrina in Uniontown, PA. Sr. Susan has worked in Catholic education for over 25 years, in both teaching and administration. Prior to her role in leadership for the Sisters of St. Basil, Sr. Susan was the Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, PA. Sr. Susan also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, as well as a certificate in Formative Studies from the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Among her interests: Sr. Susan enjoys reading, music, travel, and the ups and downs of being a life-long fan of the New York Mets, as well as discovering a new-found affinity for Bullfrogs.