Dedicated to Rev. John "Pop" Farley, CSC, standout student-athlete and former rector of Walsh and Sorin; First residence hall constructed after World War II as a result of increased need for student housing; Originally constructed as a residence facility for 199 men; Was the protoype for the stay-hall policy (halls until the late 1960's were divided by class/rank); Father Hesburgh was once Rector of Farley Hall; Converted to a women's hall in 1973. Notable past residents include Dr. Bob Arnot '70 (NBC News Medical Correspondent).
Farley Hall has a well-balanced variety of rooms. While most are double rooms (40%), the remaining rooms are divided among singles, 3-person suites, and 4-person suites. A few rooms have private bathrooms.
RECTOR: MS. ELAINE DEBASSIGE
Elaine DeBassige, from San Rafael, New Mexico, has spent many years volunteering with the ND Alumni Association and most recently helped to found the ND Alumni Diversity Council in which she was Senior Chair. In her professional life she brings a broad range of experience in cultural relevancy, career counseling, personal development programming and assisting people with life transitions, especially elite athletes entering civilian life. Elaine received a BA in English from Notre Dame, an MA in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Professional Certificate in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She also has her license as a Professional Counselor.
When asked about her call to this ministry, Elaine said: "A little over a year ago at the Grotto, I let God know he could have my life and do with it as he saw fit. I prayed that I would be in a position where I could expend and use all my gifts for the benefit of others. I was ready to give a full ‘yes.’ I am deeply humbled that I would be called to be a Rector. The opportunity to help guide the hearts and minds of young people at a place I love is a precious gift. I intend to make every moment count!"