is one of the 30 residence halls
and one of the 15 male dorms on the campus of the University of Notre Dame
just northeast of South Bend
Constructed in 1952 as housing for 156 seniors (with mostly single rooms), Fisher Hall was dedicated by Sally Fisher to her husband, Fred Fisher, former member of the Board of Trustees. At the time of construction, Fisher was the second residence hall to have a social lounge. Summer 2001 renovations included a new social space and a new chapel. Over the years, renovations to Fisher Hall have created a mix of single, double, and quad rooms. Fisher Hall contains more single rooms than most other dorms at Notre Dame, and consequently receives several students who "float" for singles from across campus. Fisher's sister dorm is Pangborn Hall, however, historically the men of Fisher have also had some ties to Badin Hall.
One of Fisher Hall's most notable events is the Fisher Regatta, hosted annually at the end of the Spring semester. Various dorms compete by submitting homemade boat entries in races on Saint Mary's Lake, located on campus. The Fisher Regatta was recognized by ESPN as one of the "Top 100" college student activities in the United States in 2004.
In the fall of 2002, a second annual event, the Fisher Hall Roofsit, was created to benefit a selected charity by having hall staff members sit on the roof of Fisher for 50 consecutive hours to commemorate the then 50th... Read More