Accommodations & Transportation

Getting to South Bend


The closest airport to campus is South Bend International (SBN), which is approximately a 20 minute drive to campus. 

Options for Travel to Campus from Within Town

  • Uber/Lyft
  • Cab Companies
  • Limo/Car Services

Often times, flights directly into town are very expensive.  Other options for getting to South Bend include:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) - 2 hour drive to campus
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 2 hour drive to campus
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - 2.5 hour drive to campus

If flying into these cities, we recommend renting a car for the weekend as public transit into South Bend can be unpredictable and expensive (and takes a long time!). However, there are a few bus and train options available that can be found here.


If you plan on driving directly to campus, please contact Kati Schuler at so that she can assist you in arranging parking. 


Students and university representatives will be staying at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame.

1140 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana, 46617, USA

When you arrive, please go to your hotel and check in, which will be available from 4 pm, and get your room assignment. Students will have a roommate, but will each have their own bed. Faculty/staff representatives will have their own rooms. 

If rooms are not available when you arrive, you may leave your luggage with Bell Services and formally check in after the evening’s activities.

The Embassy Suites Hotel is about a 13 minute walk to McKenna Hall, where most of the conference activities will take place.

Map from Embassy Suites to McKenna Hall