Venue and Travel Information

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame! We are thrilled to host you for the Trustworthy AI Lab for Education Summit at our esteemed campus sponsored by Notre Dame Research, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Lucy Family Institute. Below is all the information you need to make your visit seamless and enjoyable.

Getting Here:

By Air:

  • South Bend International Airport (SBN): Located just 15 minutes from the Notre Dame campus, this is the most convenient option. You can book your flight to South Bend, Indiana (airport code SBN). From there, various transportation methods are available, including taxis, rental cars, Uber, and Lyft.
  • Chicago Airports: Alternatively, you can fly into Chicago and drive to Notre Dame. The University is about two hours from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and about 90 minutes from Midway International Airport​​.

Weather Advisory and Time Zone Reminder:

Weather: As you prepare for your journey, we recommend checking the latest weather forecasts for Notre Dame to pack appropriately and plan for any weather contingencies.

Time Zone: Please note that the University of Notre Dame is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Travelers coming from Chicago or other Central Time Zone areas will lose an hour during their commute.

By Train:

  • South Shore Line: Trains run from the Chicago Loop to South Bend International Airport, taking about three hours. From the airport, it’s a 15-minute car ride to Notre Dame campus. Please note that there is currently a service detour on the South Shore Line route from Chicago to South Bend. We recommend checking the latest South Shore Line updates for alternative routes and travel advice. Plan accordingly to ensure a smooth journey to the summit.

Local Transit:

  • Transpo Bus service: Comprehensive local bus service with various routes, including from the South Bend International Airport and to Notre Dame. This service provides an affordable and efficient option for navigating between the airport and the campus. Remember to check the latest Transpo schedules for up-to-date timings and route details.
  • Car rental and Taxi services: Various car rental agencies operate at South Bend International Airport, offering a range of vehicles to suit your needs. It’s advisable to book in advance, especially during peak travel periods. Prices and availability may vary based on the time of your booking and the specific requirements of your trip. For a comprehensive list of local taxi and car rental services, please visit
  • Ride-hailing services: Ride-hailing options are readily available in the South Bend area, providing a convenient mode of transportation from the airport to Notre Dame and surrounding areas. Fares for these services can fluctuate based on demand, time of day, and specific travel distance. We recommend using the respective service’s app for accurate pricing and booking.

Disclaimer: Please note that the University of Notre Dame does not endorse any specific taxi or car rental service. We recommend reviewing and selecting the option that best fits your travel requirements.

Campus Navigation:

Familiarize yourself with the Notre Dame campus using the interactive Campus Map available online. This will help you navigate the grounds and locate key facilities during your visit​​.

Tip: Enter “McKenna Hall” in the keyword search or select “McKenna Hall” from the drop-down menu on our campus map tool to highlight the location of our event.

You can also download a copy of the map using this link: Downloadable PDF (697KB)

The map below provides a quick guide to key locations on campus: McKenna Hall (event venue), Morris Inn (lunch and poster session), and designated visitor parking, for easy navigation during your visit.

Parking information:

  • For this event, the designated parking area is at Walsh Visitors Lot (Zone #11519).
  • ParkMobile offers convenient ways to pay for parking, making it easier than ever to skip the pay station and go contactless. For detailed information on parking fees, please visit parking services at ND.


The University of Notre Dame is home to The Morris Inn, our on-campus hotel conveniently situated near the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. While it offers a prime location and exceptional amenities, please note that availability can be limited. We encourage attendees to explore nearby off-campus options alongside other local accommodations to best suit their needs and preferences. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are in proximity to the campus. We recommend checking individual distances to align with your personal preferences for commuting.

Fairfield Inn & Suites*

1220 E Angela Blvd
South Bend, IN 46617
Embassy Suites by Hilton*
1140 E Angela Blvd
South Bend, IN 46617
Ivy Court Inn & Suites
1404 Ivy Court
South Bend, IN 46637
Hampton Inn & Suites

52709 State Route 933
South Bend, IN 46637
Microtel Inn & Suites

222 Dixie Way S
South Bend, IN 46637
Holiday Inn Express

120 Dixie Way N
South Bend, IN 46637
DoubleTree by Hilton

123 N St Joseph St
South Bend, IN 46601
The Inn at Saint Mary’s*

53993 State Route 933
South Bend, IN 46637
Hilton Garden Inn*

53995 State Route 933
South Bend, IN 46637

Disclaimer: The University of Notre Dame does not endorse any specific off-campus accommodations. These recommendations are provided for informational purposes only, and we encourage attendees to select the option that best fits their individual needs.

Things to do:

Guided Tour of the Notre Dame Campus
Thursday, Nov 28, 2023 | 3 PM
Embark on an enriching guided tour of the University of Notre Dame and uncover the hidden gems of our campus.
Details & RSVP
Raclin Murphy Museum of Art Opening
Friday, Dec 1, 2023 | 6 – 10 PM
Join the grand celebration of art and culture at the opening of the Raclin Murphy Museum.
More Info
Notre Dame Chorale Performance
Friday, Dec 1 & 2, 2023 | 8 PM
Join a celebrated tradition with the ND Chorale and Baroque Orchestra in their annual, stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Get Tickets Here