Originally the scholasticate for Holy Cross brothers, Carroll Hall was sold to the university in the late 1960s and converted to a men’s residence hall. It is named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, cousin of Bishop John Carroll and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Holy Cross brothers lived in the building when it was known as Dujarie Institute and St. Andre Bessette, a Holy Cross brother, lived in the building during two General Chapters. Carroll Hall was named Notre Dame’s “Hall of the Year” in 2000-2001. Located on St. Mary’s Lake, Carroll Hall has some of the largest student rooms on campus—and some of the best views of the Golden Dome and Basilica. The men of Carroll Hall proudly refer to the hall as "The Lakeside Estate."
Eric, a Chicago native, has been involved in ministry for many years in parishes, middle and secondary schools, and universities. He has a BFA in Electronic Media and African American Studies minor from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He earned an MA in Applied Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago that combined social philosophy and theology. Shortly after graduating from college, Eric worked as Parish Liturgy Coordinator at Saint Benedict the African (East) Catholic Church in Chicago and a House Manager for The Theatre School of DePaul University. He was heavily involved in retreat work with Charis Ministries an outreach of the Jesuits for people in their twenties and thirties. He subsequently joined the Society of Jesus and was in formation for the priesthood for seven years. After leaving religious life, he found his way to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona and worked as Campus Minister for Liturgy and Faith Formation.
Outside of direct ministry, Eric has been active in the performing arts his whole life. For the last few years he has been helping his two best friends from undergrad grow their Baltimore based, music-driven performance art company, Afro House as the Associate Artistic Director. When Eric is not geeking out over liturgy, he’ll be writing about theology and contemporary culture, or trying to convince someone of the cultural importance of some of his favorite films or TV shows, especially Star Trek!
|Number of Sections||4|
|Chapel||St. Andre Bessette|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||50|