Travel & Accommodations
Travel to South Bend
The South Bend Mishawaka area is located in North Central Indiana, so getting here is convenient and easy. We are less than 90 miles east of Chicago, 138 miles north of Indianapolis, 215 miles southwest of Detroit and 245 miles north of Cincinnati. You have your choice of a variety of airlines, bus service and rail options.
The South Bend Airport is the second busiest airport in Indiana, with more than one million travelers served annually. Direct flights connect to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, and other cities. South Bend Regional Airport is host to several rental car companies, taxi and limousine services. For those who wish to travel from Chicago, buses run regularly to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports and an electric train (the South Shore) operates to and from downtown Chicago.
For automobile, St. Joseph County is just south of the Michigan state line and is easily accessible from the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90) as well as U.S. highways 6, 20, 31 and State Roads 2, 4, 23, 104, 331 and 933.
Campus Housing for Fellows
We have reserved space in a set of newer, air-conditioned dorms on the Notre Dame campus. We will be in Welsh Family Hall. We will host one Fellow per room. This dorm is within a park-like setting (actually, the former Back Nine of the Burke Golf Course, where some of us spent many fine hours as students!). It is situated behind the Morris Inn and close to the South Dining Hall, an excellent location for access to all Consortium events.
What to Bring: There are 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, ahower shoes, blow dryer, soap and shampoo, toothpaste, extra towel and pillow, alarm clock, phone, charger, clothes hangers, and/or irons.
Primary Faculty Housing: The Morris Inn
Our primary hotel option for Faculty Fellows is the Morris Inn, which sits at “The Circle,” entrance to Notre Dame’s campus. The Morris Inn, known as the “living room of the University,” is the focal point for campus hospitality, and a convenient walk to Consortium events. A major renovation was completed near the end of 2013, and the Morris Inn has been awarded a Four Diamond rating from the AAA Diamond Rating Process, North America’s premier hotel rating program. Many things have changed since the Inn opened in 1952, but what has not changed, nor will, is the warmth and cordiality with which guests are greeted and treated.
To reserve your room, please use the following link:
The Morris Inn Notre Dame
Consortium room rate $159 US per night
In case of capacity at the Morris Inn, or different preferences, we have also blocked rooms at two other nearby venues:
Ivy Court Inn and Suites (within walking distance)
$99/night (breakfast included)
The Inn at Saint Mary’s (within healthy walking distance, shuttle service available)
$139/night (breakfast and airport shuttle included)
Consortium Campus Venues
Registration and our Opening Reception and Dinner will be held in the Ballroom of the Morris Inn. Most academic meetings will be at the Mendoza College of Business, which is just a short walk away.
The Mendoza College of Business
Home for much of the academic portion of the 2016 Consortium, Mendoza is one of the largest buildings on the Notre Dame campus. It houses seven academic centers, five degree programs, as well as multiple custom and certificate programs. With movable walls, state-of-the-art technology, seating that encourages an exchange of ideas and discussions, the Mendoza College of Business features a number of classroom spaces that foster an innovative and creative collaborative learning environment.
The Stayer Center for Executive Education
Immediately south of the Mendoza Building is the Stayer Center for Executive Education. Featuring Notre Dame’s traditional Collegiate Gothic brick-and-stone exterior, this is a three-story, 54,000 square-foot structure that opened in 2013. It contains five classrooms, numerous small team breakout rooms, an executive lounge, an attractive multi-purpose room and kitchen, and administrative offices. It will be used for breaks, and lunches. The striking building design features a two-story grand concourse with soaring glass windows that connect students with the campus and allow natural light to stream into the building. In contrast to the building’s classic exterior, the interior features a contemporary design and finishes that convey an inviting and forward-thinking learning environment.