Welsh Family Hall


Welsh Family Hall


Easternmost residence hall on West Quad; Conveniently located north of the Eck Visitor's Center and Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and west of the Morris Inn; Three-time women's interhall football champions; Notable past residents include basketball standouts Ruth Riley '01 and Niele Ivey '00.


Students live in one of three arrangements: single (15% of rooms), doubles (70%) or three-room quads (15%). Similar room layouts can be found in three of the other West Quad halls (Keough, McGlinn, O'Neill). There are no private bathrooms in Welsh Family Hall.

RECTOR: MS. Carol Latronica



With over 30 years of dedicated service and experience in higher education, Carol is excited to return to her alma mater. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Carol also holds a Master’s of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Education and Counseling as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Over the last 30 years, Carol has served in a wide range of roles aimed at helping students to develop into flourishing young adults, including: Teacher’s Assistant tutoring nursing students struggling with biochemistry and organic chemistry; Resident Director managing a campus of 34 buildings and 250 women while also serving on the judicial board for the University; Counselor providing individual and group counseling for personal and emotional concerns and aiding in crisis intervention; Coordinator of Resident Education supervising 15 resident assistants responsible for over 600 students; and Dean of Student Development in which she advised and directed educational efforts of the Wellness Center, Greek Life and Student Activities, and all campus ministries, among other responsibilities. Carol recently returned to Notre Dame to row with her teammates and has enjoyed rowing in the Head of the Charles and Schuylkill races. She and her Labradoodle, Lucca, are overjoyed to call Welsh Family home!
When asked how she felt about returning to Notre Dame as Rector, Carol said: “I had the privilege of sharing life in the residence hall with my beloved Rector, Sr. Jean Lenz. I learned from Sr. Jean the importance of being authentic and living in the image of Christ. Because my work ethic has always included sincere care and empowering students to be their best, the long hours that this position requires do not daunt me; I will face each day with enthusiasm. My passion is working with young women, ultimately encouraging them to reach the stars. I am very excited to return to serving directly with students and empowering them to become the best person possible.”

Established: 1997
Mascot/Nickname: Whirlwind
Hall Colors: Blue/White
Quad Location: West Quad
Chapel: Chapel of Blessed Kateri
Signature Event: Welsh Family Feud
Charity: Touching Tiny Lives - orphanage in South Africa



Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 130
Capacity: 281

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


Location on Campus Map
North: Dillon Hall, South Dining Hall
South: ND Bookstore, Eck Visitors Center
East: Morris Inn
West: Keough Hall