Transportation and Parking
Parking is extremely limited on central campus, especially near residence halls. If you will be a resident on campus during Commencement Weekend, we request that you unload your vehicle and immediately move it to one of the many perimeter lots. (Do not leave anything of value visible in your parked vehicle.)
Perimeter lots include: the D2 Lots east of Grace Hall; B2 Library lot, east of the Knott Hall and the Library; Bulla Lot (corner of Bulla Road and Twyckenham Drive); C1 Joyce Lots, south of the Joyce Center and Stadium; and D6 Lots west of Rockne Memorial.
For safety, please do not park in any driveway, roadway, fire lane or any reserved locations. Cars parked illegally on campus may be towed at owner’s expense. Recreational Vehicles are prohibited from parking on central campus and are not allowed to park on any University property overnight. Additional traffic and parking restrictions may be in place due to commencement to expedite traffic flow and accommodate the large number of guests expected. The University does not provide overnight RV parking during Commencement Weekend.
For information about accessible parking for people with disabilities, contact the parking office at 574-631-5053 or NDSP at 574-631-5555.
Several shuttles will run across campus during the weekend (Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.).
For those with mobility limitations, golf carts and a van will operate from Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide assistance for those with limitations. Please contact NDSP at (# available commencement weekend), during golf cart operation hours, and for further assistance.
If you need assistance with travel arrangements, Anthony Travel is the University’s official travel partner.
Directions – Arrival by air
The South Bend Regional Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Ind.). From the airport, go east on Lincolnway West (left out of the airport) to downtown South Bend. Turn left on Indiana 933 (Michigan Street) and proceed about two miles to Angela Boulevard. Turn right onto Angela, and then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to the visitors parking lots, southwest of the athletic fields.
Directions – Arrival by car
From the north: The University is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Exit I-80/90 at Exit 77 and turn right onto Indiana 933. Make a left at the fourth stop light (Angela Boulevard), then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to the visitors parking lots, southwest of the athletic fields.
From the south: Take U.S. 31 north, which becomes Indiana 933 just south of the city of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 through downtown South Bend to Angela Boulevard. Turn right onto Angela, and then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to the visitors parking lots, southwest of the athletic fields.
Trains and bus lines
The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph) to South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend (about a 2 hour trip). From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15-minute ride by car. Various transportation methods are available (ie. taxi, rental car, limo).
Both O’Hare and Midway airports in Chicago are serviced by Coach USA bus lines (about a 2-1/2-hour trip) with service directly to the Notre Dame Campus.