During your visit to Notre Dame’s beautiful campus, you will have the opportunity to attend classes, meet our distinguished faculty, tour our renowned athletic facilities, and experience the Notre Dame family first-hand. You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a student by staying in a dorm, eating in the dining halls, and socializing with future classmates.

2017 Hesburgh International Scholars Experience Itinerary

This itinerary is incomplete and is subject to change. 

Golden Dome

Saturday, April 1 

  • Arrival and pick-up from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • All Day
    Check-in, Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
  • TBD
    Dinner with student hosts, South Dining Hall (optional) 
  • TBD
    Social event (optional) 

Campus Tour

Sunday, April 2 

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Mass, Basilica of the Sacred Heart (optional)
  • Noon
    Lunch, orientation meeting, and service project, LaFortune Ballroom
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Group picture, Main Building steps
  • 3:15 p.m.
    Campus tour 
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Dinner, South Dining Hall (use meal card)
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Welcome by University leaders and dessert reception, Leighton Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
  • 8:30 p.m.
    Notre Dame Variety Show, Recker's
  • 10:00 p.m.
    Mass in a residence hall (optional)
    Please consult your program booklet for a full schedule. 

South Dining Hall

Monday, April 3

  • Breakfast, South Dining Hall (optional with meal card)
  • 8:20 a.m.
    First Year of Studies Information Session, Washington Hall
  • 9:25 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    College Information Sessions and Class Options
    Please consult your booklet for specifics.
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
    Lunch, South Dining Hall (optional with meal card) 
  • 2:00 p.m.
    Student Resource Fair, Morris Inn, Ballroom
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Financial aid sessions, 200 Main Building
    Please check your email for your session time. 
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner and ice skating, Compton Family Ice Arena
  • 9:00 p.m.
    Choice of social events (optional)
    Board games, LaFortune Student Center, Basement
    Recreation/Sports Time, Rolfs

Class Outdoors

Tuesday, April 4

  • Breakfast, South Dining Hall (optional with meal card)
  • 8:30 a.m.
    Financial aid sessions, 204B Main Building
    Please consult your email for your session time.
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Tour of the Guglielmino Athletic Facilities
  • Noon
    Lunch and student panel, South Dining Hall Oak Room (use meal card)
  • 2:00 p.m.
    International Development Class, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Hesburgh Auditorium
  • 6:00 p.m. 
    Closing dinner and reception, Morris Inn Ballroom
    Keynote Speaker: Corey Robinson ‘17, Student Body President and Former Wide 
    Receiver for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Wednesday, April 5

  • Breakfast, South Dining Hall (optional with meal card)
  • Departure from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
    Meet at Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library, for check-out. 
    Please consult your Departure Information Card in your ID for reference.