Howard Hall


Howard Hall


Constructed in 1924, Howard was a trailblazer building for Notre Dame -- first building to use Gothic architecture, first residence hall to be built in coordination with the location of other halls (cornerstone of the South Quad trio of Howard, Lyons, and Morrissey) and first building named for a lay professor -- Timothy Edward Howard (future Indiana Supreme Court Justice); Originally constructed to house 156 students; In 1987, the hall was officially made a women's residence hall, and the duck mascot was adopted; Howard's quaint double arches are well known around campus, and as you will find on other South Quad buildings, stone carvings include animals, students, and a saint; Howard Hall's signature events include Totter for Water, the Chapel Crawl, and the Bone Marrow Drive.


Howard Hall offers one of the most diverse room options on campus. Half of the rooms are singles, and the remaining rooms include: doubles, triples, 2-person suites, 3-person suites, and 4-person suites.

RECTOR:  MS. Amanda Springstead



Amanda Springstead is a 2011 graduate of University of Notre Dame, and a South Bend native. While at Notre Dame, she studied Theology and Philosophy and minored in Irish Language Literature. As a student at Notre Dame, Amanda was active in Hall Council in her community of Welsh Family Hall. After graduating Amanda went on to work in Admissions and Camus Life at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College located northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana – which is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States. There Amanda also earned her Master’s in Education in Leadership Development. Most recently, Amanda served as Area Director for Housing and Residence Life at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, where she focused on the development, support, and mentorship of RAs. In her free time, Amanda enjoys teaching her niece and nephews to sing the Notre Dame "Victory March," riding her horse, and spending time with family and friends. 
When reflecting on her return to both her hometown and alma mater to serve in Residential Life, Amanda said: "I am thrilled to be returning to the University of Notre Dame as a Rector in Howard Hall. My Notre Dame experience sparked my love for higher education, and my professional experience has reinforced for me the unique beauty of the student experience at Notre Dame. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to help develop Notre Dame student leaders, and I look forward to fostering a spiritual and social community in Howard Hall. Go Ducks!"

Established: 1924
Mascot/Nickname: Ducks
Colors: Yellow/Green
Quad Location: South Quad
Chapel: Our Lady of Lourdes
Signature Events: Annual Bone Marrow Drive, Totter for Water, Chapel Crawl
Charity: National Marrow Donor Program



Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 96
Capacity: 145

Elevator? No
Air Conditioning? No
Study Room(s)? Yes
Exercise Room? Yes
Kitchen Access? Yes
Laundry Facilities? Yes
Sinks in Rooms? Yes
Modular Furniture? Yes


Location on Campus Map
North: Bond Hall
South: South Dining Hall
East: Badin Hall
West: Morrissey Hall