Constructed in 1909 and dedicated in honor of Rev. Thomas Walsh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s sixth president, Walsh Hall was one of the first residence halls to feature single rooms, closets, private bathrooms, and bay windows, in addition to a bowling alley in the basement. The hall was converted to a women’s hall in 1972 for Notre Dame’s first female students. Walsh’s signature charity is the Ronald McDonald House, although residents participate in a variety of service events throughout the year, including Bike Michiana for the Center for Hospice Care, College Dancing with the Stars for the Center for the Homeless, and Fun Friday for the Boys and Girls Club. Other noteworthy events include Mr. ND, Pie Your President, the Thanksgiving Sustainability Dinner and the Walsh Overnight Retreat. Walsh was last named Hall of the Year in 2014-2015 and Women’s Hall of the Year in 2015-2016.