Weather Forecast

The most important thing to consider when packing for the Reilly Spring Visit Program is the variability of Midwest weather. Be sure to review the weather forecast before packing to see if you'll need shorts or snow boots! The average high temperature in early April is 60 degrees, and in the evening the average low is 40 degrees. Participants will be spending time outside walking across campus, so planning a warm and comfortable wardrobe is advised.

Suggested Packing List

  • Coat or jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Travel umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes or boots
  • Sweatshirt or sweater
  • Toiletries
  • Required medications
  • Shower sandals
  • Towel
  • Pillow (if student host advises)
  • Blanket/sleeping bag (if student host advises)
  • Gym clothing, athletic shoes appropriate for gym floor
  • Phone charger

Feel free to dress comfortably for travel days! Saturday evening activities include the opportunity for volleyball, basketball, and table tennis. Packing athletic clothing and shoes or wearing them on Saturday while you travel, is encouraged. On Sunday and Monday, attire is casual. The closing dinner with University guests on Monday evening is a semi-formal event. Encouraged attire includes a shirt and tie (jacket is optional), dress slacks, a dress, or a skirt.

Spending Money 

All meals to and from campus on travel days are the participant's responsibility. All meals, programming, and special event tickets are provided by the University during the Reilly Spring Visit Program. Participants may wish to purchase snacks on campus and/or gifts from the Notre Dame Bookstore. There is also a small convenience store on campus where toiletries can be purchased.