There’s more to South Bend than Notre Dame.

River Lights South Bend

As a Notre Dame student, you'll find a home away from home both on and off campus. Notre Dame is interwoven with the South Bend community and surrounded by great restaurants, cultural attractions, and parks. There's something for everyone.   

Passionate about the outdoors? Go innertubing at St. Patrick’s Park or hit the beaches of Lake Michigan (they’re less than an hour away). Need some new clothes for your upcoming job interview? Shop the variety of stores on Grape Road (or hit the University Park Mall). Want to get away? Take a 90-minute road trip to Chicago. Want to take a study break? Shop, grab coffee, or meet friends for dinner at Eddy Street Commons, a new shopping and dining center located just across the street from Notre Dame’s campus. 

Learn more about everything South Bend has to offer