Arrival and Departure Information

If you are attending the Saints & Scholars program only, check-in time is between 12 and 5 p.m. on the Sunday of your session week. If you are attending Notre Dame Vision the week before Saints & Scholars, you will be picked up at Notre Dame after Notre Dame Vision has completed and shuttled across the street to Holy Cross College.

The Saints & Scholars Institute officially begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday with dinner (for participants only), followed by orientation activities and Sunday Mass at 9 p.m. At the close of the Saints & Scholars Institute, check-out time is between 1 and 5 p.m. on the Friday of your week (lunch Friday is the last meal for participants). If families are bringing their child and would like to join us for a simple lunch on arrival Sunday or departure Friday, or to have a campus tour during arrival or departure, please just contact Andrew Polaniecki at

You can find all of the information on how to arrive by plane, train, bus or car by clicking HERE.

Please note that if you are in a group of 3 or more arriving to the South Bend Airport via plane, bus or train, we can coordinate a shuttle to bring you to campus. If you arrive by Coach USA to the main gate of the Notre Dame campus, they can direct you to our campus—a ten minute walk—or we can coordinate a shuttle. For the shuttle, simply contact us when you have your travel plans set.

Parents, some important information about Coach USA tickets: If you are planning to have your child travel alone from O’Hare or Midway airports to South Bend, please note the following:

  1. Purchase your tickets online, in advance: Because of Illinois law, a minor cannot purchase a ticket for Coach USA at the airport. Instead, parents must purchase Coach USA tickets for minors in advance, using the Coach USA webpage. Students under the age of 17 and traveling on their own will need to purchase an adult, round trip ticket. Here are the links:

O’Hare to Notre Dame
Midway to Notre Dame

  1. Carry printed copy of ticket: The ticket will need to be printed out and given to the driver at the Coach USA airport location:

O’Hare Coach USA location:  Shuttle Bus Center, Door 4
Midway Coach USA location: Lower Arrivals Level, Door 3

For all coordination of arrival or departure logistics, please contact Andrew Polaniecki at or (574) 239-8315.