Annual Events

O' Week

Every year O'Nell has a week to celebrate the spirit of the Mobsters, and have some friendly competition amongst the sections.  The most heated challenge of the week is the Spank O'lympics, described below.

Spank O’ Lympics


O’Neill’s beloved pizza place, Spanky’s, fresh off a good showing at ’Taste of ND’, helped put on an O’ Week favorite. Spank O’ Lympics is a series of competitions held during O’Neill Week. It features a number of eating contests and a Saltine Challenge. It is very fun to watch as evidenced by the large turnouts of guys who jam into the 24 hour lounge. 

Miss ND

Once a year, the Mobsters put on a show to determine who will represent Notre Dame as Miss ND. One member from each female dorm on campus can enter into the competition. The competition involves two main portions. The first is the talent portion and the second is the question/answer portion. In order to fill in the time between pageant portions, the men of O’Neill come up with various skits to keep the crowd into the show. 


On a beautiful Friday afternoon late in the school year, O’Neill Hall and Lyons Hall gather on South Quad to eat, play games, race along an inflatable obstacle course, and enjoy each other’s company. The activity, which is a Mobster favorite, is open to all of campus.  
Who: ~ 100 Mobsters, 100 Lionesses and 100+ Others
Where: South Quad
When: Late Spring