Hall Council

Welcome to the home of all things Ryan Hall Council!

Come down to the 2-4 every Tuesday @ 10pm to hear what’s new in Ryan and arouND campus.

Hall council puts on events ranging from movie nights to formal and wheelchair basketball.

Our Exec Board, Committee Chairs, and Commissioners work hard year round to make Ryan Hall the best home it can be.

Key Events

Our major events for the year are our Ryan Hall Signature event, Formal, Sparkler, and Parents Weekend, with year long initiative like our Big/Little and Athletic programs.

We host hundreds of other events through our over 20 commissions including:

  • Pep Rally Walkovers
  • Random Acts of KiNDness
  • Women’s Wellness
  • Brother Dorm Events (Duncan Hall)
  • Sister Dorm Events (Welsh Family Hall)
  • Sustainability Workshops
  • Multicultural Holiday Celebrations
  • KiND Kats
  • Movie Nights
  • and many many more…

Hall Council collaborates with the other 29 dorms on campus to promote events all over campus

Signature Events

For more information about our Signature Events check out the Signature Events tab in the menu above or click here to link directly to it.


Formal is, as it sounds, a formal dance hosted in various locations around campus once a year. Formal is a great night to get gussied up and dance with all your favorite Cats.

Our wildcats danced the night away at formal!

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Formal for the 2018-2019 school year will be held in the fall. Stay tuned for an exact date!

Ryan Roar

Ryan Roar is our second dance of the year usually held in the Spring. Unlike formal, Roar is themed with a changing theme every year. Theme ideas will be collected and the winner will be voted on at Hall Council in the spring so start thinking of your best ideas!

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Parents Weekend – Cats & Cubs / Pops & Paws

Every year Ryan Hall welcomes the amazing people in our lives that have helped us get where we are today. Cats & Cubs welcomes the wonderful women in our lives and Pops & Paws the marvelous men. These weekends take place in the fall during alternating years.

For Spring 2019 – We are delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting the amazing men in our lives for Cats and Cubs weekend this year. Cats and Cubs will be the during the spring semester (final dates TBD). The final schedule of events for the weekend will be released as we get closer to the start of the semester.

Our amazing committee is planning great events for the weekend and are happy to hear suggestions and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Our Exec team is available via text and email this summer so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any Ryan Hall queries.

Big / Little Program

Our Big/Little program helps welcome our newest Wildcats into the family. Each incoming Cat is paired with an upperclassmen that can serve as their contact person and guide for their adjustment to Ryan and Notre Dame as a whole.

Our Bigs and Littles jointly participate in crafts, breakfasts, movie watches, meals and any number of activities set up themselves throughout the year.

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Bigs and Littles will be matched up early in the fall following multiple get to know you events in order to help match pairs well. The getting to know you events culminate in a big matching reveal as seen in the pictures above.

Our bigs can’t wait to meet their new littles!

Ryan Hall Athletics

Ryan Hall sponsors intramural teams for a variety of sports throughout the year ranging from A and B Flag Football Teams with practices and weekly games to one time Bowling or Table Tennis competitions. Ryan teams are a great way to get to know other ‘Cats, share Ryan spirit, and enjoy the fun of sports.

Our Athletic Commissioners will post sign ups in the lobby for all teams shortly before their respective seasons start.


Hall Council with our Internal Commission and Apparel Committee creates and sells a variety of different Ryan Hall apparel items throughout the year including:

IMG_0086Sweatshirts, Spirit Jerseys, Fanny Packs, Sweatpants, Tanks, T-shirts, Shorts, and more!

Submit any ideas or suggestions to Caitlyn Clinton (cclinton@nd.edu) for review by the apparel commission.

And keep checking back for apparel order forms!

The first form of the year should be out by the time the fall semester starts.