Lodging & Travel

Conference Location

The Conferencce will be located on the campus of Notre Dame. For details about which buildings we will be using, please click here

Room Block

A block of rooms has been secured by the conference planning team at the Embassy Suites across the street from the Notre Dame campus. Rooms cost $169+ tax per night and include breakfast for either a king or double queen room. Please make your reservations here, or by calling 574-400-2600 and mentioning the Kroc Building Sustainable Peace Conference. These rates are only valid if booking on or before October 21, 2019. 

Travel Recommendations

Air Travel: For those attendees flying, we recommend booking your flights into the South Bend International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, or Chicago O'Hare Airport. For those flying into either of the Chicago airports, additional transportation to South Bend is required by train, rental car, or bus. 

Bus Travel: For those attendees traveling by bus, South Bend has a Greyhound station. Please find rates and book your bus travel on the Greyhound website here

Train Travel: For those attendees traveling by train, South Bend has an Amtrak Station. For those connecting through Chicago, the South Shore commuter rail line drops off at the South Bend International Airport as well. Visit their individual websites for schedules, rates, and booking. 

Conference Parking

During regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 7a.m.- 4p.m.), visitors must purchase a permit at a pay station (credit cards only). The permit must be displayed face up on the driver's side of the vehicle's dashboard, so it is visible to parking enforcement staff.

The primary Visitor Lot is located on the east side of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (currently under construction). The only entrance to the Visitor Lot is off of Holy Cross Drive. Just inside the lot, there is a parking pay station to the right (the NW corner of the lot).

Additional visitor parking areas are located in the Joyce, Compton, and Baseball Lots. Pay stations to accommodate these areas are located in the Compton Lot (near the bus shelter off of Holy Cross Drive) and in the Joyce Lot (just south of the entrance to Purcell Pavilion). Please click here to see a map showing the location of the pay stations and shuttle routes.

If parking reaches capacity in these lots, the permits from any of the pay stations will allow guests or visitors to park in the Dorr Road, Lake, or Bulla Student Lots. The permits are valid for non-reserved parking spaces only.

The current rate schedule is:

  • 1 hr - Free (must obtain permit and display on dash)
  • 2 hrs - $1

  • 3 hrs - $2

  • 4 hrs - $3

  • 4+ hrs - $8

Weather

The weather in South Bend during November can be unpredictable. We will provide a local weather report the week of the conference, but generally we recommend bringing layers that will allow you to be comfortable whether the weather is sunny and 60 degrees Fahrenheit to snowing or raining and 30 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

News

Kroc Institute offices operating remotely

In accordance with new University of Notre Dame procedures, meant to safeguard the health and well-being of members of our community, the Kroc Institute is making alternative arrangements to continue our central work of education and research. During this time, the Kroc Institute will remain open virtually to ensure the...

Kroc Institute offices operating remotely

Kroc Institute events cancelled through April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled through April 13

2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Notre Dame senior Maria Rossi and junior Mitchell Larson are serving as co-chairs of the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference planning committee. In this interview, they reflect on their hopes for the conference, the importance of peace studies and what they are learning through the conference planning process.

2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Events

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13

The Kroc Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel all public-facing Kroc Institute events scheduled from now through April 13. These events include the Distinguished Alumni Award lecture originally scheduled for March 17 and the Hesburgh Lecture on Ethics and Public Policy featuring Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw originally scheduled for...

Kroc Institute events cancelled from March 12-April 13