Accommodations and Directions
Rooms are being held at the Fairfield Inn, 1220 East Angela Boulevard, for the nights of April 25 and 26. The single or double rate is $128.82 per night (includes full breakfast and applicable taxes). Rooms must be reserved by March 24. When calling the Fairfield Inn (574-234-5510), be sure to identify yourself as attending the Cardinal Kasper Conference.
By Air (plus ground transportation)
Notre Dame is about 15 minutes from South Bend Regional Airport (Ask your travel agent to book you to South Bend, Indiana). You may hail a taxi at the airport; the trip to campus will cost you approximately $15.00. Alternatively, if you elect to drive from the airport take "Lincolnway West" East (left out of the airport) to downtown South Bend. Turn left on Indiana 933 (Michigan St.). Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is the second stop light north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Boulevard then left at the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Avenue about 200 yards from Angela.
You can also fly to Chicago and drive, take a bus, or catch the South Shore train from downtown Chicago (see below). The University is about 2 hours (by car) from O'Hare airport, less from Midway. From O'Hare Airport: Take Route 190 east out of O'Hare to Route 90 east (Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago where it merges with Route 94 south (Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on Route 90 to the Indiana Toll Road which will merge with Route 80. Get off at Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame).
From the east/west: The University is located just south of the Indiana Toll road (Interstate 80/90). Exit Interstate 80/90 at exit 77 and turn right onto Indiana 933/US 31. Make a left at the 4th stop light (Angela Boulevard). Make a left at the first stop light (Notre Dame Avenue). Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave about 200 yards from Angela.
From the north/south: Take US 31 north which becomes Indiana 933 just south of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is the second stop light north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Boulevard then left at the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave about 200 yards from Angela.
The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph, Millenium station) to South Bend Regional Airport. From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15 minute ride. Various transportation methods are available (taxi, rental car, private car) from the airport. For driving directions see the "By Air" section above.
Location on Campus
The conference will take place at McKenna Hall, shown in the photograph above and highlighted on the campus map below. The Morris Inn is the on-campus hotel. This map is a portion of the Notre Dame campus map on which McKenna Hall is displayed as building #1079. McKenna Hall is located along Notre Dame Avenue across from the Morris Inn; it is south of the Main Building and west of the football stadium.