Renovating Ralston Hall

Ralston Hall
We are overjoyed that Ralston Hall, the historic mansion purchased by the SNDs in 1922, will soon be restored and in use again! After seismic issues were identified, in 2012, Ralston Hall was closed. Now, after a successful effort to raise $6 million in matching funds, repairs can begin.

1920s/1930s Ralston mansion.
College of Notre Dame students pose in front of Ralston Hall in approximately 1925.

We celebrate the impressive efforts of the NDNU University staff and the generous response of so many supporters. The University community is excited about the opportunity to repair and make major improvements to this valuable, well-loved part of Notre Dame’s history in the Bay Area. Visit the website of “The Campaign to Save Ralston Hall” to learn more about the hall’s history.

Your own memories of Ralston Hall are part of that history. Please share your favorite memory with us by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

Ralston from a distance - archivalRead Sr. Barbara Engs’ vivid, compelling recollections of the SNDs’ 1923 move to the then-Ralston Mansion. 

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