Rectors are at the heart of students’ personal development and formation. They know the students in their halls by name, and work tirelessly to foster a closely knit community where students grow spiritually, succeed academically, and thrive socially.
Rectors live among students in the residence halls and know them better than anyone else on campus. As pastoral leaders, rectors help guide students through the ongoing challenges of college life, connecting them with the University’s myriad resources so they can make good decisions that are well-suited to them.
Rectors help to enhance residence hall life through a range of activities, including undertaking service projects in the community, organizing Masses and hall retreats, fielding intramural sports teams, hosting professors for academic conversations, and sponsoring social events between brother and sister halls.
The funds generated by an endowed rectorship ensure that the unique and indispensable work of rectors continues to foster and enliven students’ experiences at Notre Dame.