Attire throughout the Consortium is smart casual.


The weather in South Bend in June is usually lovely but also a bit unpredictable.  Historical data indicates an average daily temperature ranging from 75-85° F during the day with lows between 55° and 65° F in the evening. We have many sunny days in the summer, but a rain shower coming in from the upper Midwest is not uncommon - so you may want to pack a travel umbrella. 


Student Fellows will be accommodated in assigned single-person rooms in Welsh Family Hall, a newer, air-conditioned dormitory on the Notre Dame campus.

When to check into the Hall:  Fellows may move into their rooms after 4 pm. on Wednesday.

What to Bring: Welsh Family Hall has separate communal shower and restroom facilities designated for men and women (no private baths). Bed linens, pillows, and towels are provided by the University. Personal items which are not provided and you may wish to bring are: robes, shower shoes, blow dryer, soap and shampoo, toothpaste, extra towel and pillow, alarm clock, phone, charger, clothes hangers, and/or irons.

The primary hotel option for Consortium Faculty is the Morris Inn, which is on Notre Dame’s campus and known as the “living room of the university.” A number of Consortium Faculty will also be staying at The Inn at Saint Mary’s, which is within healthy walking distance to campus (shuttle service available) or the Ivy Court Inn and Suites, which is within walking distance to campus.   

The Morris Inn
1399 Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
Telephone: (574) 631-2000

The Inn at Saint Mary’s
53993 Indiana State Route 933
South Bend, IN 46637 
Telephone: (574) 232-4000

Ivy Court Inn & Suites
1404 Ivy Court
South Bend, IN 46637
Telephone: (574) 277-6500


If you are arriving from the South Bend airport, it is a quick cab ride to all lodging destinations (approximately 10 minutes). Faculty and Fellows who are staying on campus at either the Morris Inn or Welsh Hall should ask to be dropped off at the Morris Inn for registration. Welsh Hall is behind the Morris Inn, and in easy walking distance.  

For Faculty staying at either the Inn at Saint Mary’s or the Ivy Court Inn & Suites - you may wish to check into your hotel before coming to campus to register. The Inn at Saint Mary’s is adjacent to Saint Mary’s College and across the road from the Notre Dame campus. It is a healthy but relaxing walk through campus to the Morris Inn and other Consortium venues. There is also a shuttle available from the Inn at Saint Mary’s if you prefer.  The Ivy Court Inn & Suites is at the eastern edge of campus and within walking distance. If you stay at Ivy Court, be sure to ask for walking directions due to considerable construction on that end of campus.

For Fellows arriving by automobile and staying at Welsh Family Hall:   Notre Dame is convenient to locate, especially if you're coming in on the Indiana Toll Road (I-80). The simplest approach is to take Exit 77 (South Bend: SR 933 / Bus. US 31), which is very close to campus. Just take a right onto Route 933, and ND will shortly appear on your left (St. Mary's College is on your right, followed by Holy Cross College). However, Notre Dame is a walking campus, and its parking has been disrupted by considerable construction activity, so it can be complicated at first. There is, however, free overnight parking available on both the East and West sides of campus, and the west side is very convenient to Route 933. 

PLEASE OPEN THIS MAP, and we'll talk you through your parking options: http://ndsp.nd.edu/assets/193725/evpo_0309_parking_shuttle_graphic_v4_2_.pdf  

If you are arriving before 4 pm and walking with luggage is not a problem for you, the easiest route is to enter the campus area from Route 933, turn into Dorr Road at the traffic signal (you'll see the Holy Cross College entrance on the right, and a television station -- WNDU -- on the left. This is Dorr Road, which has free parking along the 9 hole golf course on the right, designated as "Lot D-6 South," and this was recommended to us by the ND Police Department. It is a somewhat long but pleasant stroll from here to both the Morris Inn and Welsh Family Hall.

For Fellows driving and arriving between 2 and 4 pm but not wishing to walk with luggage, you may wish instead to park in the Hammes Bookstore lot (free, but with an hour or two time limit), walk to the Morris Inn to register with the Consortium, then go back to your car and follow the directions just below at 4 pm or later to deliver your luggage.  To reach the Hammes Bookstore from the Toll Road, take Route 933, stay on it past Dorr Road, turn left onto Angela Boulevard along the golf course, turning left at the first traffic signal onto Notre Dame Avenue (heading directly toward the Dome). Go straight at the stop sign, then take the first left afterwards, at the Eck Visitor's Center. The Bookstore and parking are just next door. The Morris Inn is just further along Notre Dame Avenue.

If you are arriving by car after 4 pm and staying at Welsh Family Hall, you may want to stop at the ND Main Gate guard entrance, explain that you are with the Consortium and are staying at Welsh Family Hall, and ask for directions so that you can drive there, move your luggage in, then proceed to the D-6 lot to park. Take the same route to campus as just above, along Angela, turn onto Notre Dame Avenue, but turn left at the first stop sign. The entrance guard is just there.


Consortium registration will open at 2:00 PM in the Smith Ballroom Concourse at the Morris Inn. Staff will be there to greet you until 6:00 PM.  Our opening reception will begin at 6:30 PM in that area of the Inn.

Consortium Venues on Notre Dame Campus

Welsh Family Hall and The Morris Inn are shown on the partial map of campus below.

Your welcome packet will include a map of the entire campus and you can download a printable PDF version: Consortium Venues Map (182KB).

The Inn at Saint Mary’s is just west of campus and the Ivy Court Inn & Suites is east of campus. 

Map Web

Consortium Session Locations

Consortium sessions will be held at the Mendoza College of Business and in DeBartolo Hall, which is right next to the Mendoza College of Business.

All plenary sessions will be held in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business.

All concurrent sessions will be held in MBA classrooms on the first floor of the Mendoza College of Business.

All breakout sessions will be held in classrooms in DeBartolo Hall. Consortium Fellows will be assigned to breakout sessions (details of those assignments will be communicated separately).

There will be a staffed information desk in the Mendoza College of Business Atrium (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) throughout the event.

Catering Locations during the Consortium

The reception and opening banquet on Wednesday will be held in the Smith Ballroom of the Morris Inn. The Morris Inn was recently renovated and sits at the heart of Notre Dame’s campus.

Dinner on Thursday will be at the Century Center in downtown South Bend overlooking the St. Joseph River. Buses to the Century Center will depart from the Circle at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening. Dinner on Friday will be on campus at Club Naimoli, which is located at the top of the seating area on the south side of the Purcell Pavilion, home to Notre Dame’s basketball and volleyball teams. Dinner on Saturday will be at the Center for History. Buses will depart from the Circle at 6:00 PM on Saturday.

Lunch on Wednesday will be held in the East Wing Dining Room at the South Dining Hall. Lunch on Friday and Saturday will be held in the Stayer Center, our new Executive Education Center.

Continental breakfast will be served in the Mendoza College of Business Atrium Thursday – Saturday, from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. Additional refreshment breaks will be held in the Mendoza College of Business Atrium throughout the Consortium.  

Internet Access

Wireless internet access is available throughout campus. Consortium attendees can access the internet either via the ND-guest wireless network or via eduroam.    

The ND-guest wireless network is available everywhere on campus and does not require a user name or password (and is hence unprotected).  To connect to the ND-guest network, simply look for the list of available networks and click on the ND-guest network link.

The eduroam wireless network is also available throughout campus.  You will see the eduroam network in the list of available networks.  To connect to eduroam, you will need to use your school’s Wi-Fi authentication (assuming your school participates in eduroam). To learn more about eduroam and how to connect, go to www.eduroam.org

Other Activities

Rolfs Sports Center

All Consortium fellows will have access to the Rolfs Sports Center on campus. Rolfs houses one of the campus’ finest fitness facilities, including selectorized machines, free weights, more than 30 cardio machines, an 1/8 mile suspended running track, courts for basketball and volleyball, table tennis, a pool table, locker rooms, and shower facilities. Rolfs will also be happy to provide you with a towel, and you can checkout soccer and basketballs, badminton racquets, etc. at the Front Desk.

Rolfs is open from 5:45 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday – Friday, and from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday.

Please be sure to bring your Consortium name tag and a picture ID to gain access to Rolfs (see location on campus map). Note: some parts of the campus athletic facilities may not be available if prior activities have been scheduled. 


There will be time on Friday afternoon for recreation, scheduled from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. During that time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Notre Dame’s beautiful campus, and for example, go for a run around St. Mary’s lake and/or St. Joseph’s lake at the north side of campus, play a game of basketball, soccer or volleyball (details will be announced), or take a Notre Dame campus tour (the tour will depart at 3:30 PM from the Mendoza College of Business Atrium).  


We will be taking a group picture of all Consortium Fellows during Saturday’s lunch. Details will be confirmed with Fellows during the Consortium.

The closing banquet will be held at the Center for History in South Bend, which includes the Oliver Mansion, a 38 room Romanesque Queen Anne house designed by New York architect Charles Alonzo Rich. It is on the same campus as the Studebaker National Museum. Studebaker was a well-known American wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend that ceased production in the 1960s. Consortium fellows and faculty will have access to the entire campus and will have the opportunity to explore both the Mansion and the Museum. Docents will be available to offer short tours (10-15 minutes) of the Oliver Mansion.

For those who are ready for more, we will finish our evening on Saturday at *Legends*, a restaurant and music venue located on the Notre Dame campus. A DJ, dancing and beverages will be available.