Constructed in 1909 and dedicated in honor of Fr. Thomas Walsh, the 6th President of the University; Final facility built on Main (God) Quad; Considered a luxurious residence hall at the time -- it was one of the first halls to feature single rooms, closets, private bathrooms, and bay windows; Originally housed 173 men, the building also included a bowling alley in the basement; Converted into a women's hall in 1972 to house Notre Dame's first female students.
The room configurations in Walsh Hall offer many opportunities for residents. While a majority of the rooms (~70%) are balanced between singles and doubles, the remaining suites offer unique living arrangements. Suites include 3-person and 4-person occupancies. Some of the suites have private bathrooms.
RECTOR: MS. Liz Detwiler
Liz joins the Notre Dame family with several years of experience in higher education and college ministry. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and then moved to Chicago as a professional Residence Hall Chaplain at Saint Xavier University. While in Chicago, she co-taught an undergraduate class on service-learning; supervised resident peer ministers; mentored RAs; and collaborated with Residence Hall staff to create a retreat program for students. After completing a graduate certificate in Pastoral Studies in Chicago, Liz moved back to St. Louis to serve as a Campus Minister at the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where she organized all social, spiritual and service programming for three years. After much discernment, Liz left St. Louis to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; concurrently, she served in hospital chaplaincy in the emergency room and trauma floor and at the Blue Ridge Family Retreat Program which served families from inner city parishes on the East Coast. When not spending time with students, she’s probably trying to show you pictures of her adorable nephew, Tommy Rock. (You’ve been warned).