Pasquerilla East Hall


Pasquerilla East Hall


Constructed in 1981 as a residence hall for 250 women; Second hall constructed with specific purpose of being a women's hall (PW was the first one year earlier). The largest gift in Notre Dame history from a living person (from Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla) provided funding for the construction of both Pasquerilla East and West Halls.


Most of the rooms in PE (60%) are doubles. About 20% of the rooms are singles. There are also 6 three-room quads on each floor. Similar layout exists in PW, Knott, and Siegfried.

RECTOR: MS. Margaret Smith



Margaret “Mamie” Smith comes from the great state of Wisconsin. She studied English Literature and Theology at Marquette University, where she also minored in Theatre Performance, sang in the Liturgical Choir, and worked as an intern at St. Rose/St. Michael parish through the Manresa Scholars formation program for pastoral ministers. Before she began her college career, Mamie did a year of service with N.E.T. ministries, in which she traveled to parishes and schools across the country as a member of a traveling retreat team. After graduation, Mamie worked with autistic children in Milwaukee, and then taught English in Daegu, South Korea. When she returned to the US, Mamie entered Notre Dame’s Master of Divinity program, graduating in 2014. She served the women of Howard Hall as an Assistant Rector for two years as a graduate student and also worked as a tutor and pastoral counselor at Hope Ministries, a residential facility for the homeless in downtown South Bend. Mamie loves making music, trying new recipes, hiking, and playing with her adorable nephews.

In reflecting on her experience serving in Residential Life at Notre Dame and her future ministry as Rector, Mamie said: “As an Assistant Rector, I immediately noticed that there was something special about the residence life system at Notre Dame. The Holy Cross ideal of creating a family within the hall resonated with my own experiences of growing up in a large family and taking part in several intentional communities. I’ve always been fascinated by what makes (or breaks) communities, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to lead and inspire the women of Notre Dame to make our community a place that fosters healing, hope, and joy.”


Established: 1981
Mascot/Nickname: Pyros
Colors: Red/Black
Quad Location: Mod Quad
Chapel: St. Catherine of Siena Chapel
Signature Event:
Charity: Women's Center



Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 114
Capacity: 241

Elevator? Yes
Air Conditioning? Yes
Study Room(s)? Yes
Exercise Room? Yes
Kitchen Access? Yes
Laundry Facilities? Yes
Sinks in Rooms? Yes
Modular Furniture? Only in Convertible Lounges


Location on Campus Map
North: Grace Hall, Flanner Hall
South: Knott Hall
East: Parking Lot
West: Pasquerilla West Hall