Originally constructed in 1897 as St. Joseph's Industrial School, Badin Hall was renamed in 1917 in honor of Rev. Stephen Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the United States and provider of the land where the original Log Cabin was built. Badin was converted to a women’s residence hall in 1972 when Notre Dame became co-ed. The smallest women’s residence hall on campus, Badin is located on the South Quad and is the only hall with a balcony. Badin supports the Hope for Nepal charity which helps to support an orphanage for children who would otherwise be forced to live on the streets. Each year, residents raise money for the charity by hosting the Badin Breakdown, a karaoke and sketch comedy performance on the South Quad.