Dedicated to Rev. John “Pop” Farley, C.S.C., standout Notre Dame student-athlete and former rector of Walsh and Sorin Halls, Farley Hall was the first residence hall constructed after World War II as the result of increased need for student housing. Former Notre Dame President, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., served as the hall’s first rector. Converted to a women’s hall in 1973, Farley annually celebrates its namesake’s birthday through Pop Farley Week, which includes a skit night, a visit to Farley’s grave, hall decorating, and a hall dance. The hall also hosts Be Fine Day in which the women of Farley celebrate their inner beauty and distinctive talents. Farley was last named Women’s Hall of the Year in 2016-2017 and was home to former Notre Dame President Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C.; NBC News Medical Correspondent, Bob Arnot; and United States Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals, Ann Williams.