First men's residence hall built on West Quad and first residence hall constructed for male residents since Flanner and Grace Halls were built in 1969; Dedicated in honor of Joseph O'Neill, Jr. '37 and funded by the O'Neill family. Although a young hall, the staff and residents are developing their own rich traditions within the Notre Dame family.
Students live in one of three arrangements: single (15% of rooms), doubles (75%) or three-room quads (10%). Similar room layouts can be found in three of the other West Quad halls (McGlinn, Welsh Family, Keough).
RECTOR: MR. CHRIS TARNACKI
Chris Tarnacki is a Michigan native and a former resident of O'Neill Hall. He graduated from Notre Dame in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. During his time at Notre Dame, Chris served as both Hall President and as Resident Assistant in O'Neill. He spent the next four years in Chicago working in investment management. He was also active in his parish, St. Clement in Lincoln Park, serving as the co-chair of their annual Theology on Tap for young adults and on the young adult retreat planning committee. In addition, he served as a 3rd grade catechist and as a tutor in the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program. Chris left Chicago after four years to earn a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. During his time in Nashville, Chris worked on a number of initiatives including accreditation, institutional research, and public policy issues centered on affordability within higher education. He also spent a semester researching the history of religious higher education in America. In his spare time, Chris enjoys running, golfing, fantasy baseball, and cheering on Detroit-area sports teams.
Reflecting on returning to his campus home as Rector, Chris said: "Notre Dame's residential model had a profound effect on my life. As I studied residence life at colleges around the country I began to fully understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Notre Dame. I couldn't be more humbled to return to the very hall on campus I spent four formative years as a resident. I know the positive impact a hall staff can have on a young man and even more importantly the positive impact these young men can have on each other. This is undoubtedly the most challenging assignment I've ever accepted and I can't wait to once again be a part of the O'Neill Hall family."