What is the Reilly Spring Visit Program?

The Reilly Spring Visit Program is an opportunity for high school seniors of exceptional talent to come and see what the University is like. Participants will meet other prospective Notre Dame students and create friendships while experiencing life at Notre Dame. 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 the Reilly Spring Visit Program an honors or merit scholarship program?

The Reilly Spring Visit Program is an all-expenses-paid campus visit, not a merit scholarship or honors 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?

There is no parent programming included in the Reilly Spring Visit Program. After registering, students will be contacted with further information about opportunities for parents to participate in other events at Notre Dame. Transportation and housing costs and arrangements are only covered for the student attending the Reilly Spring Visit Program, although, if a parent is interested in traveling with you, our travel agents at Anthony Travel are able to book your flights together.

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. 

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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