Christie Hall



Hall Stats

Hall Type: Male

Eligibility: All class years

Total Rooms: 62

Floors: 3

Elevator: No

Air Conditioning: No

Room Types: Single, Double, Triple

Break Period: Closed for Christmas break


Hall Staff

Hall Director: Nathan Widdicombe

Assistant Hall Director: Ezequiel Delgado-Cervantes

Pastoral Resident: Fr. Pat Hannon, CSC


Life in Christie Hall

Hall Motto: In Fide et Lenitate (Through Faith and Kindness)

Hall Colors: Green and white

Hall Symbol: The shillelagh (symbolizing vigor and resilience)

Nicknames for Residents: The "Christie Gentlemen" and "Christie Crazies"

Signature Events:

  • Weekly hang-outs (e.g. Christie Spikes, Hoops, Kicks, Man Hour, Royale, Friday BBQs)
  • The "Christie Crush": The Dating Game meets The Newlywed Game in this campus-wide event.
  • Christie vs. Villa Soccer Derby: Annual friendly soccer competition.
  • Spring Retreat: Weekend away at the Oregon coast: a time to relax, reflect on the year, and look ahead to next year.
  • Support of UP athletics: Christie's cheering section at UP games is the "Christie Crazies". Led by a select group of residents, known as "Capos", residents are invited to don face-paint, and go wild in support of our teams.

Hall Mass: Mondays at 10:15 p.m.

Spiritual Formation:

  • Christie Hall Mass has an "open homily" format, where residents and guests from across campus are invited to share their own reflection on the readings. Traditions include linking arms during the "Our Father," singing the UP Alma Mater, and tapping the sign with the hall motto when leaving the chapel.
  • CHuBS and Spirituali-tea is a weekly in-hall Bible study and spiritual discussion group, a time to talk about even the smallest question of who we are and hope to be.

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History

Christie Hall is named for Archbishop Alexander Christie, the University's founder. It was built in 1911 and remodeled in 1995. Christie Hall was the first residence hall on campus, and originally housed about 80 male students and a contingent of priests in "state-of-the art" rooms featuring electricity, steam heat, and hot and cold running water. Over the years, Christie has housed the campus library, a two-lane bowling alley, a gentlemen's smoking room, a darkroom, and classrooms. Today, the bowling alley is gone, but the building boasts a modern surround-sound television lounge, a beautiful chapel, and a Muslim prayer room.


Room Layout

What is the average size of a Christie Hall room?
Christie is an old building and was not built at a time when uniform rooms were common, so not all of the rooms are the same size. A standard double room is approximately 180 square feet. Many of the rooms in Christie Hall are triple rooms, with an average of about 240 square feet. A single room is approximately 117 square feet.

How is a double room in Christie Hall laid out?
Beds can stand alone and are movable; wardrobes are freestanding, large and difficult to move; desks are movable. Rooms have wood laminate floors.

View of Christie double room

View of Christie triple room

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