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Welcome Flaherty First-Years!


Flaherty Freshmen, please take a moment to thank your lucky stars that something magical has happened…of all the possible women’s dorms on campus, you were placed in not only the newest hall but what is soon to be the best and most spirited without a doubt! Welcome to Flaherty! We are so excited to have you!

Flaherty History

As many of you may know, Flaherty Hall was built in 2016, and this August will be its first semester open as a residence hall! Pangborn Hall, which was founded in 1955, will cease to function as its own residence hall, and will instead be a swing hall for other dorms undergoing renovations. The women previously in Pangborn will be moving into Flaherty Hall this fall along with women transferring in from other dorms and the incoming class of 2020.

Flaherty Hall for women could not have been constructed without the generous donation from Jay and Mary Flaherty. The new dorm was built to recognize Mary Hesburgh Flaherty, the niece of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., and a 1979 Notre Dame graduate in one of the first classes to include women. In her own words, Mary Flaherty has said, “Jay and I, along with our family, are honored to be able to provide a home for Notre Dame women for generations to come.” More information can be found here: http://news.nd.edu/news/

Flaherty Infrastructure

Included in the four­story brick structure are rooms occupied by one, two, or four women. The newly built Flaherty Hall will have kitchens and study spaces on each floor, and it will also have its own chapel.

Flaherty Facts

Location: Flaherty Hall is situated on the beautiful Mod quad, and it is located next to the new men’s hall, Dunne, and behind Knott Hall. It will also be right near the new research building, McCourtney Hall, and is close to the newly renovated Hesburgh library.

Colors: Navy and Lavender. You know what that means: start stocking up on cute clothes to show off your dorm spirit!!

Mascot: As of October 2016, we are officially the Bears!