Constructed in 1925 as a residence for 195 men; One of the first residence halls to incorporate the proximity of the lake in its design (thus, the picturesque views of St. Mary's Lake through its archway); Dedicated in honor of Joseph Lyons, an English professor in the 1860's; Originally known as an honors hall; Converted in 1974 to Notre Dame's sixth residence hall for women; Hall leadership coordinates annual Mara Fox Run which raises funds for a scholarship of a former resident of Lyons Hall who was killed in 1993.
The architecture of Lyons Hall creates many unique room configurations. Approximately 40% of the rooms are singles and 30% are doubles. There are quite a few (~15%) 4-person suites, too. The remaining rooms are triples, 2-person suites, and 3-person suites. A few rooms have private bathrooms.
RECTOR: MS. MEGHAN BROWN
Since 2007, Meghan has worked as a litigation and bankruptcy associate at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, in New York City. Meghan earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. During her time in law school, Meghan served for two years as Assistant Rector of Howard Hall, working closely with Resident Assistants and Hall Government. Prior to attending law school, Meghan taught middle school in the South Bronx for two years as a Teach for America corps member. Her undergraduate degree is from Princeton University, where she was a four-year member of the Women’s Rugby Club and an RA; she holds an A.B. in English, with certificates in French and Women’s Studies. Meghan also earned a French baccalaureate in Physics and Chemistry from the College Marie de France in Montreal, Canada.