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
Hall of the Year, 2006-2007
Hall of the Fall, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Inter-Hall Football Semifinalists, 2008, 2009
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.
Although we are officially known as the Manor, 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”.
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.
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.
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, tacos, and shakes.
Fight Song: Fight On For Morrissey
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.