Built in 1937, Zahm Hall is home to 229 men, who proudly refer to themselves the Zahmbies. Zahm is named for Father John Augustine Zahm, CSC, who graduated from Notre Dame in 1871. Zahm is known for its very tight-knit community and open door policy. Few dorms have as much spirit or as deep a commitment to community service. Residents volunteer with a program called There Are Children Here that enables youth from troubled homes to escape from their domestic situations by going to a camp outside of town or, in the case of Zahm, coming to campus to spend time with college students. All of the profits from Zahm's Foodsales Pizza Kitchen are donated to TACH.
Zahm provides a well-balanced variety of rooms. 30% of the rooms are singles, 25% are triples, 15% are doubles, and 15% 4-man suites. There are also a couple of 2-room suites and a few 3-man suites.
RECTOR: Fr. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C.
Fr. Gary Chamberland was ordained as a Holy Cross priest in 1998, and he comes to Zahm from the University of Portland. He most recently served there as director of Campus Ministry and sat as a member of the Presidential Leadership Cabinet. He holds a license in canon law from the Catholic University of America and has taught canon law and theology at both Portland and Notre Dame. Previously, he has directed residence halls at both institutions, serving as rector of Keenan Hall from 1999 to 2002. He assisted at Christ the King Parish, South Bend, from 1995 to 1999 and taught junior high school science at St. Philip Neir School in Alameda, CA in the early 1990’s after receiving his master of divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley in 1990. Following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a B.A. in American Studies, Fr. Gary volunteered as a Holy Cross Associate in Portland, OR.