Leadership Conference Travel and Lodging
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame is vibrant part of the South Bend, IN metro area, located just north of the city.
South Bend is on Eastern Daylight Time.
The conference will take place at the Jordan Hall of Science. For a campus map, click here.
Traveling to Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is conveniently located in Notre Dame, Indiana which is a part of the South Bend, IN community and is accessible by air, car, or train. South Bend, IN is 100 miles east from Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. If you are flying into the South Bend Regional Airport and need transportation to your hotel or to campus, we recommend scheduling a taxi in advance (Uber is an option, but can be difficult to find in the summer months). The South Bend Regional Airport suggests Modern Cab – (574) 287-6666 or United Cab – (574) 233-9599 as options for local taxis.
To get from Chicago airports to South Bend, you will need to take two trains: The “L” (Chicago’s elevated subway system) and the South Shore Train (which originates at Millenium Station in Downtown Chicago and ends at the South Bend Airport).
O’Hare: If you are flying into Chicago’s O’Hare airport, proceed to public transportation (CTA – Chicago Transit Authority) where you can get on the “L” – Chicago’s elevated subway system: https://www.transitchicago.com/airports/#ord Take the Blue Line to Downtown Chicago: https://www.transitchicago.com/blueline/. There are a number of stations you can get off at downtown, but the closest Blue Line station to Millennium Station is the Washington station. You will have a 0.2 mile walk from Washington Station to Millennium Station where you can board the South Shore Line. Here is a weekday schedule for the South Shore from Chicago to the South Bend Airport: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/tickets/train-schedules/eastbound/m-f.
Midway: If you are flying into Chicago’s Midway airport, proceed to public transportation (CTA – Chicago Transit Authority) where you can get on the “L” – Chicago’s elevated subway system: https://www.transitchicago.com/airports/#mdw. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Chicago. The closest Orange Line station to Millennium Station is the Washington/Wabash station. You will have a 0.2 mile walk from Washington/Wabash Station to Millennium Station where you can board the South Shore Line. Here is a weekday schedule for the South Shore from Chicago to the South Bend Airport: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/tickets/train-schedules/eastbound/m-f.
When you arrive at the South Bend airport, follow the directions above to take a taxi or Uber to your hotel or campus. The airport is only a 10-minute drive to Notre Dame.
For more details about getting to campus visit Notre Dame's visitor page.
Lodging in South Bend/Notre Dame
The following hotels have a block of rooms with a special rate available under the name Play Like a Champion Leadership Conference. To ensure our preferred rate, be sure to mention the Play Like a Champion Leadership Conference when contacting these hotels. Room blocks expire on the dates listed below. If you are looking to book following the room block expiration date, please call the hotel. If they still have rooms available, ask if they will honor the Play Like a Champion Conference Rate.
Aloft - $139 per night (Room Block expires on May 14) 111 N. Main St. South Bend, IN 46601. Call 574-344-5404 or click this LINK to book online.
Doubletree by Hilton - $139 per night (Room Block expires on May 14) 123 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601. Call 574-234-2000 to reserve a room or Click this LINK to book online.
Fairfield Inn - $139 to $149 (Suite with Sofa Bed) (Room Block expires on May 14) 1220 East Angela Blvd. South Bend, IN 46617 Call 574-234-5510 to reserve a room or Click this LINK to book online.
Ivy Court Inn & Suites - $119 or $159 for a Suite per night (Room Block expires May 14) 1404 Ivy Court, South Bend, IN 46637. Call (574) 277-6500.
Morris Inn - $129 per night. Only Wednesday, June 14 is available at this time. Call 800-280-7256 to reserve a room or Click this LINK to book online.
Ramada Inn - $99 per night (Room Block expires on May 14) 52890 SR 933, South Bend, IN 46637. Call (574) 272-5220 to reserve a room.
Residence Hall Lodging
Lodging is also available on Notre Dame’s campus. The final date to reserve a room on campus is May 31st. The cost for a single occupancy room is $70.00 per night. You can reserve a dormitory-style room on the campus during the registration process or you can contact the Play Like a Champion Today office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-250-6424.
Conference attendees residing on campus in a residence hall should be aware that the dorms have communal bathrooms. Restrooms and showers are available on each floor and designated “Male” or “Female.” Residence hall guests will be provided sheets, towel and soap. Guests should bring a bathrobe, shower shoes, alarm clock, toiletries and extra towels. All conference attendees staying in a residence hall may check in after 5:00pm on their arrival date. If arriving on the morning of the conference or the morning of the retreat, luggage will be held at the conference (or retreat) registration desk.