Julia Lewis provided funding for the construction of Lewis Hall in 1965, and the building was dedicated in honor of her husband, Frank Lewis, a Chicago philanthropist.
Originally, Lewis served as a residence for Sisters pursuing graduate degrees before the University admitted women.
Notable past residents include Condoleezza Rice '75 (former US Secretary of State) and Anne Thompson '79 (NBC news reporter).
In 1972, Lewis became an undergraduate residence hall. It is now the largest women's residence hall on campus, with approximately 275 residents each year.
Notre Dame, IN 46556
North: St. Joseph's Lake
East: St. Liam's Health Center
South: Main Building, Brownson Hall
West: The Grotto
- Singles: 18
- Doubles: 91
- Triples: 3
- Quads (2 doubles with a conjoining door): 5
- Six-Chicks (2 doubles that share a common room): 3
- RA Rooms: 8
- Apartments for Hall Staff (Rector and 2 ARs): 3
- In-Residence Apartments (Priest): 1
- Number of Rooms: 139
- Number of Floors: 4 divided into 2 sections per floor (N and SW)
- 1/2W: 111-116, 217-225
- 1N: 126-144
- 2S: 202-214
- 2N: 227-245
- 3SW: 302-325
- 3N: 327-345
- 4SW: 402-425
- 4N: 427-445
- Elevator? Yes
- Air Conditioning? Only in the common rooms
- Study Rooms? Yes, 3 basement rooms
- Exercise Room? Yes (2 ellipticals, 1 treadmill, 1 recumbent bike, 1 Bowflex machine, and free weights)
- Kitchen Access? Yes, one on each floor
- Laundry Facilities? Yes
- Sinks in Rooms? Most rooms have sinks in them.
- Modular Furniture? 1 West section and rooms ending in 22, 24, 26, 39, 41, and 43