Built in 1906 as the scholasticate (house of studies) for the the Brothers of Holy Cross, Carroll Hall was purchased by the University and converted to a men’s residence hall in 1967. The hall is named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, cousin of Bishop John Carroll and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. When the Holy Cross brothers owned the building, St. Andre Bessette, C.S.C., the Congregation of Holy Cross’ first saint, called the hall home. The location of Carroll Hall on St. Mary’s Lake in addition to its small size contribute to the close knit community within the hall. Each year, the men of Carroll host A Carroll Christmas and the Lakeside Music Festival, the University’s only outdoor music festival, with the women of Badin Hall. All proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Carroll was last named Men’s Hall of the Year in 2016-2017.