Duncan Hall opens to students

Author: Shannon Chapla


Duncan Hall, the University of Notre Dames first new residence hall in 10 years, will open this weekend for students to move in for the fall semester (classes begin Aug. 26).

A 68,482-square-foot, three-story building located west of McGlinn Hall on the Universitys West Quad, Duncan Hall will be home to 232 undergraduate men.It features six sections, each with a dedicated study space and social lounge organized around a central lounge with a kitchen and vending area.Each section contains single rooms, doubles and triples.In addition, rooms for four feature bay windows and private bathrooms.A chapel with a vaulted ceiling is located on the second floor.

Serving as the first rector of Duncan Hall is Rev. Tom Eckert, C.S.C.Formerly the rector of St. Edwards Hall, Father Eckert was ordained a priest five years ago and has been a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross for 13 years.

Duncan Hall was underwritten with a gift from Raymond T. Duncan, a 1952 Notre Dame graduate,chairman of Duncan Oil Inc. in Denver and chairman and founder of Silver Oak Cellars in Oakville, Calif.

After graduating from Notre Dame with a bachelors degree in philosophy, Duncan went into the oil business with his father, Walter Duncan, a former University Trustee who attended Notre Dame from 1904 to 1912 (high school and college).Duncan is a former member of the Arts and Letters Advisory Council and recently retired member of the advisory council of the Snite Museum of Art.

Two of Duncans four sons and two of his three brothers were graduated from Notre Dame.

Contact: * Jeff Shoup, director of Residence Life and Housing, 574-631-5551, " shoup.1@nd.edu ":mailto:shoup.1@nd.edu

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