Constructed in 1931 in honor of the second president of Notre Dame, Rev. Patrick Dillon, C.S.C., Dillon Hall is situated on the South Quad and is the largest residence hall on campus. Funded through revenue generated by Coach Knute Rockne and the 1925 Rose Bowl, the hall’s chapel includes a side altar dedicated to St. Olaf, the patron saint of Norway, where Rockne was born. In addition to its annual Stache Bash to support the South Bend Center for the Homeless, Dillon is best known for its opening day whiffle ball tournament, and its weekly Milkshake Mass, in which students from all over campus celebrate Mass in the hall’s St. Patrick’s Chapel and stay afterward for milkshakes. Former residents include Pulitzer Prize winner George Dohrmann and football standouts Victor Abiamiri, John Carney, Anthony Fasano, D.J. Fitzpatrick, and Mike Golic.
Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C.
The Corgel Family Rector of Dillon Hall
Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., became the rector of Dillon Hall in 1997. He earned both his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and his Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. Before becoming a rector, Fr. Paul served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Assistant Superior of Moreau Seminary, and as Director of Old College, an undergraduate seminary program at Notre Dame. He also served as the religious superior of Corby Hall and as a member of the Officers’ Group and the Board of Trustees for the University. In his spare time, Fr. Paul enjoys liturgy, history, Notre Dame athletics and showing people around the Michiana area.
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