Notre Dame will have a new look in the coming months.
The University broke ground Thursday morning on a men's residence hall; the first new dorm in a decade.
Duncan Hall will be located on the west quad, near McGlinn Hall and will house 232 undergraduate students.
Money for the new three-story building was donated by 1952 Notre Dame alum Raymond Duncan.
Duncan said, “To have a family name on a hall is very important and I was a student who lived in the halls for four years and I loved it.”
He added, “That is going to mean a lot. It is a historic part of our lives and hard to replicate.”
Duncan Hall will have some unique features, including private bathrooms in 4-person rooms and a second floor chapel with vaulted ceilings.
The University is currently facing a dorm over-crowding problem.
Officials hope the new building will help ease that crunch.