Originally constructed in 1888 as a residence hall for 50 men, the story of Sorin Hall is one of firsts: the first separate facility designated by Fr. Sorin as a residence hall, the first hall to offer private rooms through the academic rank room selection process, and the first hall at a Catholic college to offer single rooms to residents. Fr. Sorin believed better quarters were needed to cultivate the seniors’ scholarship.
Sorin is the current residence for Fr. Malloy, President Emeritus. Past residents include: Knute Rockne, Moose Krause, Rocky Bleier, Dave Casper, and Heisman trophy winners Lujack, Lattner, and Hornung. Also, each of the four horsemen lived in Sorin. Residents believe rubbing the right foot of the statue of Fr. Sorin in the main entrance will bring good luck.
Rev. Bob Loughery, C.S.C., M.Div
Father Bob Loughery, C.S.C., holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master of Divinity degree, both from the University of Notre Dame. He returns to his alma mater after 21 years of pastoral experience and direct service to the poor. Most recently, he served as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in downtown Portland, OR. He has also served as Director of Andre House of Hospitality in Oakland, CA; Director of the Campus Ministry Center at Californai State University—Hayward; and as a co-facilitator for Holy Cross Associates in both Portland, OR, and Berkeley, CA.
Father Bob is originally from Indianapolis, IN. He was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1989.
|Number of Sections||4|
|Chapel||Saint Thomas the Aquinas|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||80|