What is the Reilly Spring Visit Program?

The Reilly Spring Visit Program is an opportunity for high school seniors of exceptional talent who are highly qualified to excel at Notre Dame to come and see what the University is like. Participants will meet other potential Notre Dame students and create friendships while experiencing life as a Notre Dame student. The program covers four days and is full of planned activities and presentations to answer any questions you may have about the University.

How many students take part in the program?

Program attendance is limited to approximately 150 participants. 

Is this a scholarship program?

The Reilly Spring Visit Program is an all-expenses-paid campus visit, not a merit scholarship program. Please visit our Financial Aid website to learn about need-based financial aid and merit scholarships. 

Is there parent programming during the Reilly Spring Visit Program?

The program, which runs Saturday through Tuesday, overlaps with Admitted Student Days, which runs Sunday through Monday. Although there is no parent programming specific to the Reilly Spring Visit Program, parents (and other guests) are invited to participate in Admitted Student Days. Parents, guardians, and other family members can indicate their intention to participate in Admitted Student Days on the Reilly Spring Visit registration form. Transportation and housing costs and arrangements are only covered for the admitted student attending the Reilly Spring Visit Program.

I was also invited to the Open House for my intended college. Should I attend the Open House or the Reilly Spring Visit Program?

Students are welcome to attend both the Open House and the Reilly Spring Visit Program if they wish. However, as a Reilly Spring Visit Program participant, you will have the opportunity to experience student life firsthand by staying multiple nights with a current Notre Dame student in a residence hall. You'll participate in the campus community more fully and have one-on-one time with your host to get your questions answered. This is your chance to experience all aspects of life at Notre Dame.   

I can't attend the Reilly Spring Visit Program. What are my other visit options?

While the Reilly Spring Visit Program is the only all-expenses-paid visit option for admitted students, you are welcome to attend your college open house or Notre Dame's Admitted Student Days, which includes parent programming.

What is the Reilly Spring Visit Program Directory?

The Reilly Spring Visit Directory Program is a publication that includes photos, email addresses, and cell phone numbers of program participants. This publication is only distributed to the Reilly Spring Visit Program team and participants.

Please note that Notre Dame student hosts are given participants' cell phone numbers and email addresses to facilitate meeting and special packing suggestions. 

How is my travel arranged?

Students flying to a Chicago airport will receive a pre-paid, electronic ticket from Anthony Travel via email. Participants are responsible for checked baggage fees. Those who have significant financial need can request a reimbursement. 

Students driving to campus will be reimbursed following the Reilly Spring Visit Program for mileage and tolls. After your trip to Notre Dame, you will receive a form via email to document miles and request a reimbursement. Please see Travel to ND for Google Maps driving directions and on-campus driving directions. 

Students taking Amtrak will receive a pre-paid, electronic ticket from Anthony Travel via email.

Students taking the chartered bus will be given directions on departure times and other important information via email.

What happens after I arrive at the airport or train station?

Members of the Reilly Spring Visit team will be present at the airport and train station to welcome all travelers. Shuttle buses have been arranged for transportation to and from campus. 

Will I be hosted by a Notre Dame student?

Yes! The Reilly Spring Visit Program is a great opportunity for participants to experience residential life at Notre Dame. Participants stay with current students in one of our 30 single-sex residence halls. We do our best to pair you with a student from your state and/or a student who shares your academic interests. Student host contact information will be shared with participants just prior to arrival on campus.

For security purposes, all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Participants will be given temporary key-card access during the program. 

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