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Dunne Hall (University of Notre Dame)

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Campus quad  East
Colors  Green and navy
Address  Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Established  2016
Gender  Male
Dunne Hall (University of Notre Dame)
Motto  Potentia Videre, Fortitudo Agire (The competence to see and the courage to act)
Rector  Rev. Matt Kuczora, C.S.C.

Dunne Hall is the newest of the 31 Residence Halls on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and one of the 15 male dorms. It is located on East Quad, between Knott Hall and McCourtney Hall. Built in 2016 together with its twin dorm Flaherty Hall, it was the first dorm built since Ryan Hall in 2009.

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History

It was built in 2015-2016, it opened for the Fall 2016 semester. It was constructed with 20 million dollars donated by Jimmy Dunne, a 1978 Notre Dame graduate, senior managing principal of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, an investment banking firm. He is also a member of the University's Board of Trustees. Susan Dunne earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lynchburg College and for twelse years worked as an executive recruiter in New York City. The Dunne family has provided generous support to several Notre Dame fundraising initiatives and scholarship programs over the years.

Features

The building was built in the neo-gothic style used for other recent constructions at Notre Dame. The chapel is visible from the outside, unlike many other dorms whose chapel is inside the building. The chapel is named after Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross Dunne Hall Hall is approximately 71,000 square feet. Student rooms host 221 students, and rooms feature singles, doubles, quads. Half of each first floor is devoted to community spaces, featuring a two-story floor lounge, reading room, and study areas. Additional space will include pass-through floor lounges on the second, third and fourth floors, designed to promote gathering in community. The building has one full kitchen and three kitchenettes adjoined to the floor lounges, plus food sales in the basement.

It opened in the fall of 2016, and it hosted incoming freshmen as well as returning seniors, juniors and sophomores who were able to apply to transfer to Dunne through the interhall application process. The colors (green and navy) and mascot, (sentinels) were chosen by popular vote by the residents.

Dunne also is the home to Drs. John and Karen Deak as the second lay faculty in residence, after a pilot program in Lyons Hall. In residence faculty reside in Dunne’s first-floor apartment and refine this new role as it complements hall staff and the priests-in-residence. This role recalls the Notre Dame tradition of ‘bachelor dons,’ faculty members who resided in halls at periods in the University’s history. The program is designed to help students thoughtfully integrate their academic lives with the formation that occurs in residence halls.

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Dunne Hall (University of Notre Dame) Wikipedia


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