Fr. Jim King C.S.C.

Jim King
Residence Hall
Knott Hall

“I have spent more than half my life living in residence halls. Not only has it been one of the fruitful aspects of my own personal ministry as a priest, but I have long felt that the residential mission is the defining characteristic of the Notre Dame undergraduate experience and the most important manifestation of Holy Cross’ charism in Catholic education."


Fr. Jim King, C.S.C is returning to campus after previously serving at Notre Dame in a number of capacities, including as rector of Sorin College from 2003-10. He has spent the last four years teaching theology at the University of Portland and previous to that worked in Holy Cross’ missions in Uganda. He is originally from Chicago and received his undergraduate and two graduate degrees from Notre Dame. Fr. King is the author of Known by Name: Inside the Halls of Notre Dame and Holy Cross and Christian Education.