Information Guide for Faculty Institute Guests 2017

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TUESDAY 6-13-17.  Community Impact | Incarceration & Justice

8:00-8:30 Breakfast | Geddes Hall Coffee House

8:30-6:00 Sessions on and off campus

6:00-7:30 Reception and Robinson Community Learning Center Shakespeare | Geddes Coffee House and Patio


WEDNESDAY 6-14-17.  Student Impact | Immigration & Rights

8:00-8:30 Breakfast | Coffee House

8:30-5:30 Sessions on and off campus

5:30-7:00 Dinner on South Bend’s West Side


THURSDAY 6-15-17.  Faculty Impact | Dignity & Work

8:30-5:30 Breakfast at Goodwill Industries; Sessions on and off campus

5:30 Dinner on your own




This list was kindly compiled by a student assistant on XXXXX. Check, etc. for additional options and rates as they can vary (and might be cheaper elsewhere).  The Morris Inn is most convenient; St. Joseph’s Hall is cheapest, though rooms are limited and “cozy.”  We have many other hotels nearby.  Contact Connie if you want input on options.  Book quickly–summer gets busy around here!


Lodging Price (per room) Amenities Available Phone Number Address Distance from Campus
Morris Inn $109 (standard) Must mention Center for Social Concerns Community Engagement Faculty Institute Free wifi, breakfast not included (but is provided at Institute anyway), refrigerator, $20 parking per night or self-park free at the bookstore 1.5 blocks away 574-631-2000 *Ask for Megan Akatu in sales department to get CSC discount. 15 rooms reserved. Morris Inn, Notre Dame Avenue, Notre Dame, IN 46556 On-Campus

10-15 min. walk to Geddes Hall

St. Joseph’s Hall (Sacred Heart) $25 (standard room), $35 (personal shower, only 3 rooms) Standard: private room with dorm-style shower & bathroom (2 twin beds/room, sink, mirror; guests billed only for their bed, even if the other bed is not taken) 574-631-9436  ±Ask for Christina Maciejczyk (see note below) 104 The Presbytery, Notre Dame, IN 46556 On-Campus (St. Joseph Lake), ~15-20 min. walk to Geddes
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Notre Dame $123 (standard King, ask for Notre Dame Event discount), $179 (Special Accommodation +$25 gift certificate) Wifi & breakfast available; newer hotel near restaurants and shops 574-234-5510 1220 East Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617 Next to campus, across Angela Blvd.

~20 min. walk to Geddes

Microtel Inn & Suites $90 (4 nights, single queen)
$130 (4 nights, suite)
Wifi & breakfast available; suite includes queen and pull-out sofa 574-273-4300 222 Dixie Way South, South Bend, IN 46637 On US-933 by Campus Edge Apts.; car needed
Ivy Court Inn & Suites $129 (two queens) $149 (suite)
*only 3 rooms available
Wifi & breakfast available 574-277-6500 1404 Ivy Court, South Bend, IN 46637 Next to campus, across Twyckenham Dr.;  car needed
Inn at St. Mary’s $164 (4 nights, single king with pull-out sofa or two queens) Wifi & breakfast available, occasional shuttle to ND 574-232-4000 53993 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637 Near campus, across US-933.

~30 min. walk to Geddes, car recommended

±Christina Maciejczyk, the contact for reservations, prefers email correspondence (request a room reservation form):


AIRPORTS — South Bend is EST (same time as Chicago in May)

  • South Bend (SBN)— Transportation options from airport to hotel available at FlySBN.
  • Midway, Chicago (MDW)— About 1.5 hours to South Bend by car if traffic cooperates.  
  • O’Hare, Chicago (ORD)–About 2.5-3 hours to South Bend by car if traffic cooperates.  



South Shore Rail from O’Hare and Midway to South Bend airport takes a few hours–much longer than driving but fairly inexpensive.  You’d need transportation from the South Bend airport to your hotel.



Notre Dame’s directions for visitors driving, flying, or training to campus.



Parking on Campus: Miserable!  Sorry–lots of construction.  If you stay at the Morris Inn, the Fairfield Inn, or probably Sacred Heart as well, you’ll be within a moderate walking distance.  If not, you’ll need to drive and park.  If you need a nearby accessible parking space, please contact Campus Security directly (574-631-5555) and they will assist you with options.  Otherwise, here is an interactive campus map with Geddes Hall, our home base, and visitors’ parking lots marked.  Prepare to walk, even if you drive!



Come early and/or stay late to explore “Michiana,” the Indiana/Michigan region that includes South Bend, Mishawaka, and other great cities.  You can hit the dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan, eat and shop in the Amish country of Shipshewana, or ride the rapids on the East Race in downtown South Bend.  Here’s one website with a calendar of events and opportunities: