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Corby Hall rebuilt for new century of Holy Cross presence at Notre Dame

Maybe it’s fitting that the rebuilt Corby Hall can’t yet throw open its doors to welcome the Notre Dame community in a spirit of hospitality that is currently limited by a pandemic.

“We built a space that will allow us to be welcoming to the University community,” said Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., the religious superior of the Holy Cross Community at Notre Dame. “We plan to offer that kind of hospitality as soon as we are able to.”

The original yellow-brick structure was built in 1895 for the celebration of the University’s Golden Jubilee Commencement, which should have occurred two years earlier. The celebration of Notre Dame’s origin was postponed due to the death of founder Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., and two other prominent priests.

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