Dillon Hall (University of Notre Dame)

Dillon Hall (University Of Notre Dame)

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Dillon Hall (University of Notre Dame)

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Dillon Hall is one of the 29 Residence Halls on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and one of the 15 male dorms. Dillon is located directly west of Alumni Hall and is directly adjacent to South Dining Hall on the west. Dillon has space for 334 undergraduate students.

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Dillon Hall is the largest Dormitory on the University of Notre Dame campus, with roughly 334 residents. Named after Fr. Patrick Dillon, CSC, the Hall was completed in 1931. Dillon's chapel is dedicated to Knute Rockne's patron saint, St. Olaf. The dormitory was built with the proceeds, $52,000, from the 1925 Rose Bowl.

Dillon Hall is known as "The Big Red," and few know from where the name comes. In fact, the dorm moniker used to be "the Big D," but when this title began to take on less-than-desirable connotations, the name was changed to "The Big Red," after the dorm's official color.

Dillon's main rival in Recsports events has always been Alumni Hall, situated directly next door to Dillon. The Pinnacle of this rivalry is in mid Fall when both dorms sponsor Rivalry Week, a multievent competition to see which dorm is better. The week culminates in the Big Red Dawg Dance, where the winner of Rivalry Week is announced.

Dillon's signature event of every year is the Dillon Hall Pep Rally. The pep rally is a comedy/variety show performed outside of Dillon the Thursday...
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