The Department of Sociology will have a new home in fall 2017.
Nanovic Hall is under construction on Notre Dame Avenue, south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and supported by a leadership gift from Robert S. Nanovic, a retired investment counselor and member of the College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council since 1993, and his wife, Elizabeth.
The new building will contain classrooms, research and laboratory spaces, and offices. It will bring under one roof the sociology faculty and graduate students who are currently spread across multiple floors of multiple buildings.
“It’s going to have all the bells and whistles,” said Rory McVeigh, who chairs the department. “There will be so much great, usable space, including a fantastic area near the front entrance that can be easily converted for receptions and events.”
Construction on Nanovic Hall, which will also house the Departments of Economics and Political Science, began in 2015. Being in close proximity to other social scientists on campus will facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities, McVeigh said.
Nanovic Hall is connected to the new Jenkins Hall, named for Notre Dame’s current president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., which will contain the Keough School for Global Affairs and several institutes.