Notre Dame Break Ground on New Dorm Building

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.

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