Visit Campus

The only thing that does the Notre Dame campus justice is the Notre Dame campus.

Stand in the open air of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Sit for a moment at the Grotto. Walk around the quads. Set foot on Notre Dame’s campus and you’ll never want to leave. At least that’s what our students tell us. 

Find the visit option that works best with your schedule and come see us as soon as you can. Because try as we may, we won’t be able to do the Notre Dame campus justice online.

Schedule a Visit

Information Sessions and Tours*

Led by an admissions counselor, information sessions give you an overview of Notre Dame’s application process, admission criteria, financial aid, academics, and student life. Bring your parents and your questions. Sessions are most helpful when you attend them before completing an application. 

Sessions are followed by a one-hour, student-led tour of campus.  

Summer 2019 information sessions and tours (no weekends) are available as follows: 

  • August 1, 2, 7-9, 12-16, 19-23, and 26-30

Fall 2019 information sessions and tours (no tours on home football game Saturdays) are available as follows:

  • September 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, and 30
  • October 1-5, 7-12, 14-18, and 28-31
  • November 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, and 25-27
  • December 2-7

Please schedule your information session online or by calling (574) 631-7505 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET. 

Contact Annette Edwards at visit@nd.edu to schedule a School Group Visit.

* Please note: especially for visitors traveling from the Chicago area, the Notre Dame campus is in the Eastern Time Zone.

We’ll meet you under the Golden Dome.

Check-in

Arrive on campus at least 30 minutes before your information session to give yourself ample time to check in. All information sessions and tours meet in Room 220 of the Main Building, underneath the Golden Dome. Information sessions are one hour long and the tours that follow last one-and-a-half hours. 

Parking

Visitor parking is located on the west end of the Walsh Architecture Parking Lot. Please visit map.nd.edu and select the Visitor Parking overlay to view these areas on the map. Information regarding visitor parking and parking rates can be found here

ADA Accommodations

If you are in need of an ADA accommodation while on campus (i.e., wheelchair, motorized scooter, etc.), please contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

Campus Dining

Join us for lunch or dinner! Check out dining options, including our dining halls and campus eateries. 

Campus Tours 

Guided by current Notre Dame students, tours visit the main attractions on campus and give you a current student’s perspective of life here. There's no need to schedule a tour. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. unless otherwise noted on the visit calendar

Due to a large number of visitors and time constraints, tours do not visit residence hall rooms at any time. No tours are held on the Saturdays of home football games.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers information sessions and tours twice daily for most of the year. Check the Visit Calendar to see what will be offered at the time of your visit.

Admissions Tour

Student Hospitality Program

Seniors in high school may request a day host during the fall semester. High school seniors are paired with current Notre Dame students in order to sit in on classes, eat in the dining hall, visit a residence hall, and explore campus. The typical day host visit usually starts mid-morning and ends early to mid-afternoon.

Available dates for 2019 are: 

  • September 23-26, and 30
  • October 1-3, 7-10, 30 and 31 
  • November 4-8, 11-14, and 18-21 

Access the Visit Calendar to register. Registration must be submitted two weeks prior to the requested date. Once you’re registered, you will be sent an email with the name and contact information of your student host no sooner than three days before your visit. 


Football Season

Game Day Visits: Parking on Saturdays during home football games is extremely limited. Whether or not you plan on attending the game, please be aware that lots on or near campus fill up quickly and may charge a fee of up to $50. Allow plenty of time to walk from parking lots to the information session at the Main Building. If you are attending the game, please park where you plan to park for the game. Visit Game Day for more information about parking on home football Saturdays.       

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers additional sessions and tours on the Fridays before home football games. Please see the table below for a schedule of information sessions and tours offered during home football game weekends. Also, be sure to visit Gameday for a full schedule of events and activities during home football weekends. 

Home Football Weekend Schedule

Home football Friday information sessions are held at*:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  •  2:00 p.m.

Campus tours are available at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required to join a tour. All tours depart from the Main Building and all tour guides will be identified by name tags.

Home football Saturday information sessions are held at:

  • 9:00 a.m.**
  • 10:15 a.m.**

No tours are offered on home football Saturdays.

* *The Notre Dame campus is in the Eastern Time Zone.