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CONGRATULATIONS: YOU’VE JUST WON THE DORM LOTTERY!

Welcome to Carroll Hall! We’re so incredibly excited for you all to join our Carroll Family. Over this fall semester, we look forward to sharing our traditions, culture, and brotherhood with YOU, our newest Vermin! We might be the smallest dorm on campus, but we think you’ll find the Lakeside Estate to be a truly special place (we’re the best 100 guys!). As our motto says, “All Our Most Welcome” in Carroll Hall––especially YOU! Welcome to Carroll! We can’t wait to meet all of you!

Welcome Class of 2024!

On behalf of the men of Carroll Hall, we would like to welcome you to Carroll Hall, the Lakeside Estate. You have truly won the residence hall lottery. Carroll is home to the self-proclaimed “best 100 guys,” a term that we Ver-men take great pride in. The setting of our hall creates a deep sense of community and brotherhood unique to Carroll. For both of us, Carroll immediately became home. You have been selected to live within a community unlike any other dorm. In our completely unbiased opinion, we host two of the greatest signature events(A Carroll Christmas and Lakeside Music Festival), and have a dorm wide camaraderie that no other residence hall can match. Many of our favorite memories have come in the Carroll first floor lounge on a random weekday night just hanging out with whatever fellow vermin happen to be there, and some of our closest friendships have grown through the exaggerated “super long” walk to campus. We love all Carroll traditions, both official and unofficial, and they make bonding with fellow Vermin easy. Many of the unique features that Carroll possesses may appear as negatives from an outside perspective, but once you live here you realize they generate the perfect storm of circumstances to create something truly special.

You will learn more about what it means to be a Vermin when you arrive in August but the website should cover the basics. As you prepare to move into school in the coming weeks we know you will have plenty of questions, and you will be hearing from us in the future to answer some of those. Until then, we want to wish you a huge congratulations on finding your new home in Carroll, the 2019-20 Hall of the Year(the only ranking system that matters, all the other websites you will inevitably read are wrong). The two of us speak for all of the Carroll Hall Community when we say that we are incredibly excited to welcome you into your new home.

 

Congratulations, and welcome home,

 

Tom Monroe and Conlan Jarvis

President & Vice President

Kicking off 2017: Carroll cookout and banner raising

Carroll Community,

It was a pleasure seeing many of you during move-in week.  The beginning of the year is an exciting time for us as staff.  We accept all with open arms, and are able witness a diverse group of students become Vermin brothers.

Three weeks of school down, and our hall community is back in the swing of things:

  • We had Professor Asís Martinez-Jerez from the Accounting Department lead a discussion on how to survive and flourish at Notre Dame.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Eric unveiled Jackson (his new dog who lives in the Hall) to students.

    Jackson at the first Carroll cookout of 2017. 1/2.

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  • We have had record attendance at Chris’ 3rd floor abs on Wednesdays.
  • We have had great weather for each of the first three Carroll cookouts this year.
            
  • We streamed the Mayweather-McGregor fight.  So much for the luck of the Irish.
  • We painted and raised a new banner for the Temple game.

      

 

Fun at the Fisher Regatta!

The Regatta may be Fisher’s event, but as always, the Vermin did very well this year.

The Wood ‘n Caulk on what may be its last voyage. We’ll see next year! Photo by Duncan rector Nhat Nguyen.

All was good until the outrigger was broken while carrying the boat. Photo by Rector Eric Styles.

Sarah Heiman, rector of Lyons, our sister hall, proudly carries the Vermin standard. Photo by Duncan rector Nhat Nguyen.

The Vermin compete well on the new Black Plague. Photo by Duncan rector Nhat Nguyen.

Between races Vermin carry the still unpainted “Black Plague,” Carroll’s newest boat. We won second place in the Regatta! Photo by Duncan rector Nhat Nguyen.

Eric in friendly competition with O’Neil Hall rector Father Chris Rehagen, C.S.C. Photo by Duncan rector Nhat Nguyen.

 

Pie Your President

Vermin Christian Cyrul has been waiting all year for the opportunity to pie somebody, anybody. Vermin (16-17) President Andrew Rebholz happened to be available.

April 28, 2017; “Pie Your President” fundraiser, an annual event organized by Walsh Hall where dorm presidents and vice presidents get a whipped cream pie in the face to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of South Bend. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

LAKESIDE 2017

These photos from the 2017 Lakeside Music Festival were provided by Lyons resident Dani Meersman.

The Vermin hosting Lakeside Music Festival.

Who’s toucan clad razorback is that? Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.

Photo by “Lion” Dani Meersman.