Alumni Hall/Chapel (1874)
Although it has been ravaged by fire on two separate occasions, Alumni Hall stands today as the second oldest building on campus. Construction began in 1874, but the building was not completed until 1888. All but its stately stone exterior was destroyed by fires in 1898 and 1913. The alumni, who financed its original construction, also supported each subsequent restoration, hence its name. World War I delayed the last reconstruction effort, which was not completed until 1919. The interior was extensively renovated in 1976 and again in 1987.
The main floor of the building today houses administrative offices and those of Niagara's President and Vice Presidents. Masses are celebrated daily and twice on Sundays in the Alumni Chapel (second floor) while interfaith services are also offered throughout the year. While Alumni Chapel is still the popular name of the main chapel located in Alumni Hall, its formal name is Sacred Heart Chapel.