Built in 1937, Zahm Hall is currently home to 202 men, who proudly refer to themselves the “Zahmbies.” Zahm is named for Father John Augustine Zahm, CSC, a 1871 graduate of Notre Dame who as a scientist, Dante scholar, and international explorer was the renaissance man of his day. His efforts as Vice President of Notre Dame and later as Provincial of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross helped lay the groundwork for the modern research university Notre Dame is today.
Zahm Hall is especially known for its tight-knit community and deep commitment to community service. Residents volunteer across an array of local service opportunities, and sponsor a spring carnival each year for the children of South Bend. Even the profits from ZA – the pizza parlor in the basement - are donated to a variety of Zahm sponsored causes.
Rev. Matt Hovde, C.S.C.
Rev. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C., the youngest of three children, grew up in Miami, FL. After thinking about the priesthood for much of his childhood, he joined the Congregation of Holy Cross as a seminarian his freshmen year at Notre Dame. In 2011, He completed his Bachelor's degree in History and Theology. After spending a year at the Holy Cross Novitiate, and professing his vows as a Holy Cross religious, he returned to Notre Dame in the Fall of 2012 to begin working on his Master of Divinity. During this time, Fr. Matt worked in a variety of Ministries, including the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame, St. Pius X Parish in Granger, IN, and a position on formation staff for Undergraduate Seminarians.
After completing his Masters, he was ordained a Deacon in 2015, and served for a year as the Assistant Rector in Sorin College, while also working in Sacramental Preparation in Campus Ministry. Fr. Matt was ordained a priest on April 2, 2016 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. In addition to loving ministry, serving the students, and cheering for all sports Notre Dame, Fr. Matt greatly enjoys art, music, and playing basketball.
|Number of Sections||7|
|Chapel||Saint Albert the Great|
|Number of Floors||4|
|Number of Rooms||107|