Manor Facts

Name:  Morrissey Manor

We are not Morrissey Hall. We are not Morrissey House, Morrissey Dorm, or Morrissey College. We aren’t even Casa de Morrissey, Morrisseyland or the housing facility formerly known as Morrissey. We are Morrissey Manor. For those of you who don’t know, Webster’s Dictionary defines a manor as “a place inhabited by super masculine, madden-playing, lady-charming, cigar-smoking, convertible driving, football-throwing, steak-eating studs who dress like Sinatra and fight like Ali.” Morrissey’s storied tradition of breeding such manly men has earned us the right to call Morrissey a manor. In other words, we put the man in manor, and so do you. #bmoc


Honors:
 

Hall of the Year, 2006-2007

Hall of the Fall, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Inter-Hall Football Semifinalists, 2008, 2009

The Manor Tower

Inter-Hall Baseball Champs, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Inter-Hall Basketball Champs, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Inter-Hall Ultimate Frisbee Champs, 2008, 2009

Inter-Hall Horse Shoes Champs, 2008, 2009

Inter-hall Football Champs, 2006, 2014, 2015

Inter-hall Bowling Champs, 2014, 2015

Inter-hall Volleyball Champs, 2006, 2007

Inter-hall Golf Champs, 2006, 2007

Inter-hall Cross Country Champs, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Inter-hall Racquetball Champs, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Inter-hall Soccer Champs, 2012, 2014 (B Team)

Inter-hall Hockey Champs, 2014, 2016


Location:  South Quad

Tucked majestically in the back corner of South Quad, in an area formerly known as the “Golden Coast," Morrissey Manor comfortably sits back overlooking Manor Quad, a private playground exclusively owned by Manor Men. Morrissey’s location is quite literally the best of which one could dream. Across the quad lie a transitional hall for dorms undergoing renovation, South Dining Hall, home of the best food on campus, and Fisher Hall, home of the ugliest, least-athletic girly-men on campus. To our left are the young women of Howard Hall and to the right are the lovely ladies of Lyons Hall. These two women’s dorms have pledged an undying allegiance and affection to Morrissey. Morrissey is also just a short walk away from the grotto and the Rock, a gym including basketball/racquetball courts, pools, a rock wall, and several other amenities.


Nickname:  Manorites

Although we are officially known as the Manorites, campus scuttlebutt has given us several unofficial nicknames such as “Those guys who are always beating up on Fisher”, “Those guys always beating up on Zahm”, “The Mighty Ducks” and “The Marauders”.


Established: 1925

The genesis of our fraternity was Time magazine’s second most influential event that occurred that year, finishing only behind the creation of some dance called the “Charleston”. The Charleston is gone. The Manor is not… take that Time.


Capacity:  189

Not too much to say here. The population of the Manor fluctuates on an annual basis depending on the sizes of the freshman and senior classes. Morrissey’s size helps us to be a perennial powerhouse in all campus wide competitions, whether said competitions are in athletics, fund-raising, etc.  At the same time, Morrissey never feels too big; you’ll know the majority of your fellow Manorites and great friendships will build Morrissey spirit.


Colors:  Black and Gold

The black symbolizes our manliness and the gold symbolizes our greatness.


Chapel:  Little Flower Chapel

Faith is a focal point of life in the Manor, with Mass being offered Sunday-Thursday at 10pm. Mass is always well-attended and all Manorites are encouraged to participate in the liturgy as lectors, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, and sacristans. The Chapel underwent extensive renovation during the summer of 2015 and is now the most beautiful chapel on campus. 


Signature Events: The Medallion Hunt, Away Game Watch


Fr. Andrew Morrissey:  Notre Dame’s seventh president, the Manor’s namesake


Famous Alumnus:  Carl "Yaz" Yastrzemski, Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox Left Fielder


Air Conditioning:  Nope. Air conditioning is for the weak.


Elevator:  Nope. Elevators are for the weak.


Restaurant:  Yaz’s

Named after Carl “Yaz” Yastremski, Yaz’s has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant, with all the same faces ordering all the same food from the same seats at the same time on the same nights. Yaz’s serves the best and cheapest food around. Try the mac & cheese, sliders, shakes, hoodbrothers, and if you're daring, the Big Daddy.


Fight Song:  Fight On For Morrissey


Traditions:

Manor Night at the Races, Manor Madness Week, Meat Mile (#bmoc), Christmas Formal, Sports Trivia Bowl, Medallion Hunt, S'Morrissey Mass


Typical Room Size:

The typical room dimensions for a double are 9’-5” x 12’-11”. This number can vary by a few inches, depending on your room location.  Also, if you are in a triple or six-man, your room will be larger.  Your room is truly your space—feel free to furnish it in any way that makes you feel at home.  Be warned: your room will be small, but our sincere belief is that small rooms build more than character.  We believe that they build community—a community that is completely yours to make the most of.  A sincere congratulations from all of your brothers in Morrissey… we can’t wait to meet you.