|University of Notre Dame|
|Motto||Per Ardua ad Spes (Latin)|
|Motto in English||Through adversity to hope|
|Named for||John Baumer|
|Architectural style||modernist Collegiate Gothic|
|Colors||Burgundy and gold|
|Postgraduates||2 (serving as Assistant Rectors)|
|Chapel||Martin de Porres|
|Interhall sports||Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball|
|Blazon||Murrey in chief two bars wavy or in base an anchor or|
Location in Notre Dame, Indiana
Baumer Hall is one of the 31 residence halls at the University of Notre Dame. It located on West Quad, south of Keough Hall and west of Ryan Hall, on McGlynn fields. It is the newest men's residence hall, built in 2019, after a donation from John and Mollie Baumer.
The hall was constructed thanks to a $20 million donation from John and Mollie Baumer. it was built to alleviate overcrowding of the present halls and expand the capacity of the campus. Born in South Bend, John Baumer is a 1990 Notre Dame finance graduate and lived in Zahm Hall, and later attended University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Baumer's father, Fred Baumer, was comptroller for the University of Notre Dame for twenty-one years. Currently, a senior partner at private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners. Baumer made a gift in In 2015, he made a financial gift of $3 million to endow the coaching position for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's lacrosse. He is also a member of Notre Dame's Campaign Cabinet, the Wall Street Committee, and the university's President's Circle, Rite Aid Corp, Petco Animal Supplies, FTD Group and Equinox Fitness. Mollie Baumer attended Saint Mary's College and the couple lives in California.
Construction started November 2017 in and was completed August 2019. It was built to attain LEED silver certification. For the 2019–2020 school year, the Dillon Hall community lived in Baumer while Dillon was under renovation.
Baumer Hall opened as its own community in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Its first rector is Robert Lisowski, C.S.C. Lisowski, from Scranton, earned his undergraduate degree from St. John's University and entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2014, served as an assistant rector for Dillon Hall in 2019, and completed his Master of Divinity at Notre Dame in May 2020.
The dorm developed a rivalry with the nearby Duncan Hall. The dorm sponsored a plasma donation drive to benefit the South Bend Medical Foundation in its fight against COVID-19.
The hall is four-stories high and 78,000-square-feet. It features a two-story common lounge, a reading room and communal kitchen, a chapel, a laundry room, a vending area, storage space, and a gym. The architecture of the hall reflects a modernist collegiate gothic style of the rest of the campus. The chapel, dedicated to St. Martin de Porres, was designed with clean gothic architecture and wood detailing.