Built in 1965, Julia Lewis provided funding for the construction, and the building was dedicated in honor of her husband, Frank Lewis, a Chicago philanthropist. Lewis Hall served as a residence for Sisters pursuing graduate degrees before the University admitted women and became an undergraduate residence hall in 1972. Notable past residents include Anne Thompson '79 (NBC news reporter). With over 250 residents, Lewis is one of the largest women's halls on campus.
While the majority of rooms in Lewis are doubles (85), there are also 3 six-person suites, 9 quads, 3 triples, and 14 singles. About 2/3 of our students live in doubles, and the rest live in the other room configurations. All of the single rooms are occupied by seniors. There are no private bathrooms in Lewis Hall.
RECTOR: MS. KATY PATTERSON
Katy graduated from Notre Dame with a BA in Theology and went on to participate in Operation TEACH, a service-teaching program in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Baltimore, Katy completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Notre Dame of Maryland University and taught Chemistry and Religion at an all-boys Catholic high school. She assisted with retreats and service learning experiences for the students throughout the academic year, and became active in the development of a young adult community at a local parish. Katy has been a part of Notre Dame Vision during the past two summers by assisting high school participants and college Mentors-in-Faith in the exploration of the universal call to the vocation of self-giving love.
In anticipation of this new opportunity of ministry, Katy says: "I am excited to journey with the women of Lewis Hall through their years of undergraduate education and formation. I feel honored and blessed to be the Rector of this community as these women discern who they are called to be and what they are called to offer for the good of the world."