Special Events

Feast Week: In our first year of existence as a dorm, Jimmy Dunne decided to throw a feast for the newly minted men of Dunne. Since then, it has become a yearly occasion that we now mark with a whole week of fun events, starting with the Feast before leading up to the Aspen in the 80’s Dance and Ski Event.

The Feast: An iconic event put on by our founder Jimmy Dunne and his roommates when he attended Notre Dame. We start with Mass, follow with a mixer, then end with an incredible multi-course catered meal. It is a suit and tie affair where all the men sit with their section and listen to words of inspiration from the founders of Dunne and a guest speaker (Scott Malpass this last year) on having a successful college career.

Aspen in the 80s: Following Feast Week, Dunne first takes its community to the dance floor then to slopes. Following a dance the night before, the community goes up to Swiss Valley Michigan where they ski until dark.

Dunne Funne Runne: This is THE signature Dunne Hall event. The Funne Runne is a 3k, 3 person relay (not much running) that is focused on the celebration before and after, including a carnival and inflatables. All proceeds benefit Education Bridge, a company founded by a Dunne Hall resident that goes to providing education in South Sudan.

Sunset Soiree: An incredible formal at the Shadowlands on Silver Beach in St. Joseph Michigan. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan and of the sunset are provided in your ticket.

DunneDance Film Festival: An incredible display of the film-making talents of our very own Dunne Hall residents. Features both showings and an awards ceremony.

Pizza with Fr. Kevin: After every Tuesday night mass, residents go up to the fourth floor to have pizza in Fr. Kevin’s apartment where they talk about a whole host of issues (mainly those that have absolutely nothing to do with religion yet Fr. Kevin brings it back around to that).

The Dunnedies: A play on the Dunder Mifflin award show, this event takes place at Legend’s Night Club where all the men of Dunne receive awards (some serious, some not) that highlight their achievements throughout the year. Food and good roasts are provided.

Former - Third Floor Core: A Dunne Tradition that works every part of a person’s character. It starts with an ab workout to train the physical side. Then the participants attend 10pm mass for their spiritual core. Lastly, they eat a whole apple core for a symbolic mastering of the person (not really, this is just to show dominance over fruit). Happens on semi-regular basis!