Established in 1981, Pasquerilla East is one of two residence halls made possible by the generosity of Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla. Constructed with the specific intention of housing female undergraduate residents, both Pasquerilla East and Pasquerilla West were built with the provision that Pasquerilla’s twin daughters would each occupy one hall their senior year. At the time, their donation was the largest in Notre Dame history to be given by a living person. To further its relationship to its sister residence hall, PE’s four floors are numbered five through eight. PE annually hosts the Silent Night Silent Auction and So You Think You Can Sync? Lip Sync Battle in which all proceeds go to a local charity. Pasquerilla East was last named Hall of the Year in 2015-2016.
Margaret “Mamie” Smith became rector of Pasquerilla East Hall in 2014. Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theology from Marquette University and her Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. Before college, Mamie did a year of service with NET Ministries, in which she traveled to parishes and schools across the country as a member of a traveling retreat team. After Marquette, Mamie worked with autistic children in Milwaukee and taught English in Daegu, South Korea. While in graduate school, Mamie served as an assistant rector in Howard Hall. She enjoys making music, cooking, and hiking.
|Number of Sections||6|
|Chapel||St. Catherine of Siena|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||114|