Completed in 1947 as a men’s residence hall, Farley Hall was named for Rev. John “Pop” Farley, C.S.C., an alumnus of the University and beloved rector of Corby, Walsh, and Sorin Halls. Farley Hall’s first rector was Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., who later went on to become president of the University in 1952. Home to 330 male freshmen during Father Hesburgh’s tenure as rector, Farley became one of the first women’s residences after the University began enrolling women in 1972. Today Farley houses 240 women.
Each January, the residents of Farley host Pop Farley Week, a series of events that includes skits, hall decoration, and a dance.
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