New Facilities

We celebrated in recent months the opening of several new facilities that will serve our mission.

Nanovic Hall

The new home to the departments of economics, political science, sociology, and their affiliated centers and programs, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Jenkins Hall

I can’t say that name without a tinge of embarrassment. The home to the Keough School of Global Affairs, which will include the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.

Corbett Family Hall

The new home for the departments of anthropology and psychology, the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center, as well as teaching, tutoring, and research rooms.

Duncan Student Center

The Center will include student meeting rooms, lounges, dining areas, organization space, a student ballroom, the Smith Center for Recreational Sports and the Career Center.

O’Neill Hall

The new home to the department of music, the sacred music program, our music library, recital and rehearsal space, a lab for studio production, a lecture hall, classrooms and faculty offices.

These come on top of last year’s addition of McCourtney Hall, an inter-disciplinary research facility, and Dunne and Flaherty Halls, two new residence halls for our undergraduates.

These new facilities have been built to last for centuries by skilled laborers from this region and neighboring states. According to our long-standing custom, we were proud to pay these workers union wages, and we were delighted with the aid this construction gave to the local economy.

I want to commend all those from many departments who worked on the projects and made them possible. I must mention in particular John Affleck-Graves, our executive vice president and Doug Marsh, our vice president for facilities, design and operations and our University architect. With many others, they have masterfully managed and executed the largest and most complex construction undertaking in the University’s history. 

We as a University community must always remember in gratitude those benefactors whose generosity and dedication to Notre Dame made these beautiful facilities possible. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will benefit from the beautiful facilities for years to come.