Construction of Lewis Hall in 1965 was funded by Julia Lewis and dedicated in honor of her husband, Frank Lewis. Before the University accepted undergraduate female students, Lewis Hall housed nuns seeking their graduate degrees. Starting in 1968, Lewis Hall began housing laywomen seeking their graduate degrees. In 1975, two years after the University began accepting female undergraduates, the residence hall was converted into a dorm for undergraduate women. Lewis Hall is the largest women’s residence hall at Notre Dame and is home to nearly 300 women.
In the spring, Lewis hosts Crush week, a series of entertaining events that culminate with a dance.
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