Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame!

Commencement Weekend promises to be filled with memorable moments and opportunities to reminisce with your graduating student. The links provided here will assist with planning your weekend. Be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visit to see images capturing the highlights of the weekend. You can purchase prints of your favorite scenes or moments. View Commencement Weekend photos by searching on "commencement".


The Commencement Accommodations Office provides registration for reserving on-campus housing in student residence halls. Because students are still residing in the halls at this time, a limited quantity of housing is available in the student residence halls for the nights of May 17, 18, and 19 only. Meal tickets will also be available for special events. The cost for a room is $48 per person per night. Due to the limited supply and the high demand for on-campus housing, we ask you to extend the courtesy to consolidate your guest room needs. This will allow the Commencement Accommodations Office to accommodate as many families as possible. PLEASE CLICK ON:  PURCHASE ON-CAMPUS HOUSING* to purchase on-campus housing and meals. ***It is past the deadline to purchase accommodations on-line. Contact Commencement Accommodations for further information at or 574-631-7640.


Tickets may be purchased in advance for the various meals on campus. PLEASE CLICK ON:  PURCHASE MEAL TICKETS* to purchase meals and on-campus housing. *It is past the deadline to purchase meal tickets on-line. Tickets may be purchased at the door of the event if not sold out prior. Cash or credit cards are accepted for all meals at the venues EXCEPT for bagged lunches on Sunday, which are cash only. Tickets may not be available for sold-out events.

Student meal plans (including Flex Points) will remain active for approved students through Sunday, May 19, with the exception of the following ticketed events (Friday, May 17: Dinner and Saturday, May 18: Dinner).  For more information, please contact the Dining Hall Office at 574-634-DINE (3463) or email

Guest Services

Throughout Commencement weekend, Guest Services representatives will be stationed across campus to assist guests (Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:45 PM and Sunday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM). These Guest Services representatives can be identified by their green blazers and white Notre Dame baseball caps. The team is happy to help you with directions, campus information, and more.

For those with mobility limitations, golf carts and a van will operate:
Friday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This is to provide assistance for those with limitations. Contact Notre Dame Police Department at (574)634-7433 to request assistance with accessible transportation. (Phone number is only available during hours of operation.)

Campus shuttles will be available during the following hours:
Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Shuttles will run continuously. However, please allow time to arrive at your destination due to increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

If you have any questions regarding the Guest Services team prior to your trip to Notre Dame, please email

Open Guest Wireless Available For Commencement Weekend

The ND-guest wireless service is open to visitors on the Notre Dame campus during Commencement Weekend. To access this service, just select “ND-guest” in your WiFi settings. For wireless service in the Notre Dame Stadium and attached buildings, select "NDStadium17."

Guest wireless service is offered for casual personal use on an "as is" basis with no guarantee of availability and no warranty of any kind.

Influenza Virus and other health concerns

The University takes every precaution regarding any influenza virus. Our standard policies and procedures for cleaning and disinfecting campus buildings are effective against influenza. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of paramount importance.  For more information on the health status of our campus, please visit our University Health Services website.