Constructed in 1931, Alumni Hall originally served as the border for the south edge of campus. When it first opened, Alumni Hall served visiting alumni and was named to honor the loyalty of all alumni. To date, it is the only residence hall on campus not named for a person or family. Alumni Hall is recognized for its unique architecture and artwork, including gargoyles and intricate stone carvings. Notable art features include the Madonna and Child, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Boneventure, Knute Rockne, and Clashmore Mike, the original Irish terrier mascot of the Irish. In honor of this original mascot, Alumni Hall’s mascot is the “Dawgs.” The Alumni rector, Rev. George Rozum, C.S.C., has served as the hall’s rector since 1978 and is the longest serving rector in Notre Dame’s history.