Dedicated in honor of Rev. John W. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s fifth president, Cavanaugh Hall was the first residence hall built on the North Quad. Renovated in 1989 and converted to a women’s hall in 1994, Cavanaugh is conveniently located near the LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall. Cavanaugh’s active hall council coordinates events such as dances, educational presentations, cornhole tournaments, the Naugh Fest Spirit Week, a Christmas pageant, and Father-Daughter, Mother-Daughter weekends every other year in the spring. Cavanaugh was home to several Notre Dame standouts including James Naughton, former president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Tom Bettag, executive producer of ABC’s Nightline; and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown.
Lauren Donahue came to Notre Dame from Walkersville, Maryland, where her family settled after moving from Queens, New York. A rector since 2014, Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Arts Administration from Saint Vincent College and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While studying in Pennsylvania, Lauren worked at Saint Vincent in Campus Ministry as the Assistant Director for Social Outreach. There she partnered with students to organize service projects in the local community. She also coordinated mission trips and pilgrimages to Brazil, China, Taiwan, Rome, and Alaska. Lauren enjoys playing and watching soccer, reading, and singing.
|Number of Sections||7|
|Chapel||The Holy Spirit|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||114|