Sorin Hall


Sorin Hall


Originally constructed in 1888 as a residence hall for 50 men; Was constructed as the first separate facility used as a residence hall because Fr. Sorin believed better quarters were needed to cultivate senior's scholarship; First hall to offer private rooms through the academic rank room selection process; First residence hall at a Catholic college to offer single rooms to residents; Originally was to be named Collegiate Hall, but was renamed Sorin Hall at its dedication in honor of Fr. Sorin's golden jubilee; North and south wings added in 1897; Past residents include: Knute Rockne, Moose Krause, and Heisman trophy winners Lujack, Lattner and Hornung, and other football legends including Rocky Bleier and Dave Casper. Also, each of the four horsemen lived in Sorin. Current residence for Fr. Malloy President Emeritus; Residents believe rubbing the right foot of the statue of Fr. Sorin in the main entrance will bring good luck.


A great deal of room arrangements can be found in Sorin. 25% of the rooms are singles and 27% are doubles, while about 25% are triples. Remaining rooms include quads, 3-man suites, and 4-man suites.





Father Bob Loughery, C.S.C., holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master of Divinity degree, both from the University of Notre Dame.  He returns to his alma mater after 21 years of pastoral experience and direct service to the poor.  Most recently, he served as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in downtown Portland, OR.  He has also served as Director of Andre House of Hospitality in Oakland, CA; Director of the Campus Ministry Center at Californai State University—Hayward; and as a co-facilitator for Holy Cross Associates in both Portland, OR, and Berkeley, CA.

Father Bob is originally from Indianapolis, IN.   He was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1989.


Established: 1888
Mascot/Nickname: Otters
Color: Blue/Gold
Quad Location: Main (God) Quad
Chapel: Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Signature Event: Fall Talent Show
Charity: St. Jude Catholic School in Jinja, Uganda



Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 80
Capacity: 146

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


Location on Campus Map
North: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Corby Hall
South: Walsh Hall
East: LaFortune Student Center
West: Bond Hall