Evin Hall was built by the St. Benedict's Monastic community in 1981 and leased to the College. Its apartments were built to conserve energy and to house 130 students. Another part of the building was used for spiritual formation and monastic studies. The dedication for Evin Hall took place on September 19, 1981. The ceremony was conducted by the prioress, Sr. Katherine Howard. Evin Hall was named after Sr. Evin Rademacher, who was prioress of the monastery from 1973 to June 1981. A red maple was planted in front of the hall in Sr. Evin’s honor.
Since 1995, half of Evin Hall serves as a Spirituality Center. The current director of the Spirituality Center is Mary Weidner, she took over the position in 2012 . The center offers many services and programs for students. A program called Centering Prayer is available from 4:20-4:50 every Monday through Friday to serve as a time for reflective prayer. A labyrinth, or a meditative prayer walk, is also part of the Spirituality Center. The Spirituality Center offers students a time for quiet reflection and an opportunity to pray.
“Dedication Held: CSB Officially Gains Hall,” Cable, October 1, 1981, p. 7.
"The Evolution of Evin Hall: An Interview with the Namesake," Independent, May 5, 1992, p. 12.
Watson, Mary, "Evin Hall Now Utilized for Convent Outreach Programs," Independent, March 9, 1995, p. 10.
“If you go on a Retreat in St. Joseph,” Star Tribune, November 16, 2000
Curry, Kristi, "Spirituality Center: A Place for Prayer and Reflection," The Record, April 7, 2005
Special thanks to Sara Trent '08 and Ariel Smelter '12 for drafting this text.