Walsh Hall


Walsh Hall


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). 
When asked about her vocation to accompany young adults, Liz responds with enthusiasm: “I’m excited to begin this new chapter of my life with the ‘Wild’ Women of Walsh Hall! I grew up in a large family with four brothers, two sisters and 36 cousins who lived within a 5 mile radius so I have always felt most myself in community; I think I’m hard wired for it. I know that it can challenge us to be more and I know how rewarding and meaningful it can be. I’m thrilled to be involved in the Notre Dame and Walsh community and look forward to building these relationships. I hope that my 14 years of experience in higher education along with my training and education will help me to foster an openness and depth in this community so we are able to reflect on life experiences with a lens of transformative faith.”


Established: 1909
Mascot/Nickname: WILD Women
Hall Colors: Navy Blue/Baby Blue
Quad Location: Main (God) Quad
Chapel: Chapel of the Visitation
Signature Event: Football 101 and Mr. ND (Pageant)



Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 105
Capacity: 182

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


Location on Campus Map
North: Sorin Hall, Basilica
South: Knights of Columbus Bldg.
East: Crowley Hall, LaFortune Student Center
West: Coleman-Morse Center