Constructed as a male, freshman residence hall in 1936 and dedicated in honor of Rev. John W. Cavanaugh, Notre Dame's fifth president, Cavanaugh Hall was the first North Quad residence hall.
Cavanaugh was renovated in 1989 and converted to a women's residence hall in 1994. The chapel was renovated in 2000 and now offers air conditioning. Cavanaugh is conveniently located next door to the LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall.
Cavanaugh's active hall council coordinates events such as dances, educational presentations, the annual Cav Open Ping-Pong Tournament, Naugh Fest Spirit Week, a Christmas Pageant, and Father-Daughter, Mother-Daughter weekends held every other year in the spring.
Ms. Lauren Donahue
Lauren Donahue comes to Notre Dame from Walkersville, Maryland, where her family settled after moving from Queens, New York. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Arts Administration from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Pennsylvania. While studying at IUP, Lauren worked at Saint Vincent in Campus Ministry as the Assistant Director for Social Outreach. There she worked with students to organize service projects in the local community. She also organized mission trips and pilgrimages to Brazil, China, Taiwan, Rome and Alaska. She had the privilege of chaperoning a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day. To supplement her studies, Lauren also worked with Greek students and Resident Assistants focusing on leadership development. In her spare time she coached field hockey at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. Lauren also enjoys running, singing, exploring local eateries and coffee shops and cheering on the New York Giants and Yankees.
|Number of Sections||7|
|Chapel||The Holy Spirit|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||114|