Constructed in 1909 and dedicated in honor of Fr. Thomas Walsh, the 6th President of the University, Walsh Hall was considered luxurious at the time it was built. Walsh was one of the first halls to feature single rooms, closets, private bathrooms, and bay windows, as well a bowling alley in the basement. Walsh originally housed 173 men, and was converted to a women’s hall in 1972 to house Notre Dame’s first female students. Walsh has beautiful chapel dedicated to The Visitation, and hand crafted stain glassed windows with these depictions.
The Walsh community will reside in the Pangborn building for the 2016-17 academic year while the Walsh building undergoes renovations. After the 2016-17 academic year, the community of women from Walsh will permanently move back into the renovated Walsh building.
Ms. Liz Detwiler
Liz joins the Notre Dame family with several years of experience in higher education and college ministry. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and then moved to Chicago as a professional Residence Hall Chaplain at Saint Xavier University. While in Chicago, she co-taught an undergraduate class on service-learning; supervised resident peer ministers; mentored RAs; and collaborated with Residence Hall staff to create a retreat program for students. After completing a graduate certificate in Pastoral Studies in Chicago, Liz moved back to St. Louis to serve as a Campus Minister at the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where she organized all social, spiritual and service programming for three years. After much discernment, Liz left St. Louis to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; concurrently, she served in hospital chaplaincy in the emergency room and trauma floor and at the Blue Ridge Family Retreat Program which served families from inner city parishes on the East Coast. When not spending time with students, she’s probably trying to show you pictures of her adorable nephew, Tommy Rock. (You’ve been warned).
|Number of Sections||4|
|Chapel||Our Lady of the Visitation|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||105|