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.