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Office of Residence Life and Housing Keough Hall
  KEOUGH HALL University of Notre Dame
Marilyn M. Keough Hall was dedicated on September 27, 1996, and is one of the newest dorms on campus along with its neighbors McGlinn Hall, O'Neill Hall, and Welsh Family Hall. It is the gift of Donald Keough, who served as chairman of Notre Dame's Board of Trustees from 1986-1992, and of his wife, Marilyn. Despite its young history Keough has established itself as an up and coming dorm with great enthusiasm and brotherhood. Every fall the dorm hosts "The Keough Hall Chariot Race" in which the different sections within Keough, as well as other dorms build their own chariot to race against one another. This signature event lasts all day and is followed that night by a dance. In the spring, Keough has another dance called "The White Wedding" in which the members of the dorm create a comical mock wedding ceremony for other members of the dorm and their dates. Later in the year the dorm hosts another event called "Aussie Fest", which usually wraps up the year with a cookout, games and music. Fr. Tom Doyle, C.S.C. served as Keough Hall's first Rector. Upon completing his Seminary training, he helped to dedicate Marilyn M. Keough Hall in August of 1996. Fr. Tom was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in the Spring of 1998 amidst his family, friends and 250 spirited young Men of Keough Hall. Fr. Pete Jarret, C.S.C. arrived as rector in 2001 and led the community for five years.

Students live in one of three arrangements: singles (15% of rooms), doubles (70%) or three-room quads (15%). Similar room layouts can be found in the other three West Quad halls (McGlinn, Welsh Family, O'Neill). There are no private bathrooms in Keough.

Rev. Peter McCormick, CSC

Fr. Pete was raised in Grand Rapids, MI and is the oldest of 6 children.  After graduating from West Catholic High School he went on to earn at B.S. in Biology at Grand Valley State University.  Upon completion of his coursework at GVSU, Fr. Pete entered Moreau Seminary in the fall of 2000 and professed first vows in August 2002.  While in the seminary Fr. Pete spent a year ministering at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona where he directed the confirmation program, taught school and coached basketball.  He returned to the University of Notre Dame to complete his Master of Divinity degree, which he received in May 2006.  Fr. Pete has two years of previous experience in residential ministry, having served as an assistant rector in Old College and Dillon Hall.  In addition to serving the men of Keough Hall, Fr. Pete is currently the Director of the Freshman Retreat and Assistant Director of Vocations for the Congregation of Holy Cross.    


2007-2008 HALL STAFF

Rector: Rev. Peter McCormick CSC

Asst. Rector: William Dubon
Asst. Rector: David Roberts

RA: Patrick Coleman
RA: Anthony Crosser
RA: Frederick Lawless III
RA: Gregory O'Donnell
RA: Gregory Ramsower
RA: John Randozzo
RA: Brendan Ryan


Seniors: 12%
Juniors: 26%
Sophomores: 36%
Freshmen: 26%
*approximate statistics

Faculty/Staff In Residence:
Rev. Mark Poorman, CSC

Established: 1996
Mascot/Nickname: Kangaroos
Quad Location: West Quad
Chapel Dedication: Our Lady of
Guadalupe Chapel
Signature Event: Keough Chariot Race
Charity: Camp Kesem

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Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms: 125
Capacity: 267
Floor Plans: 1 2 3 4

Elevator? Yes
Air Conditioning? Yes
Study Room(s)? Yes
Exercise Room? Yes
Kitchen Access? Yes
Laundry Facilities? Yes
Sinks in Rooms? Yes
Modular Furniture? Yes

Location on Campus Map
North: South Dining Hall
South: ND Bookstore
East: Welsh Family Hall
West: O'Neill Hall

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This page was last updated on July 20, 2006

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