The University hosts visitors year-round for conferences, competitions, athletic events, and prospective student visits. In every instance, we hope the pride we have in this place is on display in everyone who greets our guests on campus.

Athletics and Special Events

Visit Football Gameday to purchase tickets to Fighting Irish athletic events and learn about other gameday information such as traffic, parking, clear bag policies, accessibility, and more. To complete your gameday or learn more about special events such as concerts, Experience Notre Dame provides details on where to eat, where to shop, and what to do with a complete listing of campus events and retail location information.

 The Notre Dame Band plays during the Women's NCAA Tournament first round game at Purcell Pavilion.

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Getting Here

By Air

South Bend International Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Indiana -- airport code SBN). Various transportation methods are available (e.g., taxi, rental car, limo).

Visitors also can fly into Chicago then drive to Notre Dame. The University is about two hours by car from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and about 90 minutes from Midway International Airport. 

By Train

The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (at the corner of Michigan and Randolph) to South Bend International Airport (about a three-hour trip). From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15-minute ride by car. Various transportation methods are available (e.g., taxi, rental car, ride-hailing service).

Conferences and Accommodations

Experience Notre Dame provides clients assistance with everything from conferences and meetings to weddings and special Notre Dame experiences. Services include venue bookings, event planning, registration assistance, personalized consulting, on-site event support, and more.

In addition, Morris Inn provides guests with unparalleled comfort right in the heart of campus. The Inn is a AAA 4-Diamond Hotel, placing it in the top five percent of hotels in the U.S. Since its opening in 1952 and extensive renovation in 2013, Morris Inn continues to be the “living room of the University.”

Notre Dame Introduces ParkMobile for Visitor Parking

ParkMobile is a popular parking application that allows visitors to use their mobile devices to pay for hourly parking instead of a centralized pay station. Football fans already use ParkMobile for gameday parking, and now all campus visitors will be able to use it for their weekday parking needs.

Faculty, staff, and students with a valid Notre Dame parking permit do not need to purchase additional parking through ParkMobile.

Departments that would like to reimburse guests for special events can visit for more information.