Transportation and Lodging


All registered participants are responsible for their own travel and transportation arrangements. Please note that Notre Dame/South Bend is located within the EASTERN TIME ZONE of North America (not central)!

By Air

South Bend International Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Indiana -- airport code SBN). Daily, direct flights are available from Minneapolis and Atlanta (Delta Airlines), Chicago (United), and Dallas/Forth Worth and Charlotte (American Airlines). Non-stop flights from Las Vegas, Orlando, and Tampa Bay are available with Allegiant Airlines on certain days. Upon arrival, various modes of transportation are available  (e.g., uber, lyft, taxi, rental car, limo).

Visitors can also fly into Chicago then drive or take a train to Notre Dame. The University is about two hours by car from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and about 90 minutes from Midway International Airport. 

By Train

The South Shore Line trains run directly from Chicago to South Bend International Airport (about a 2.5 to 3-hour trip). From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15-minute ride by car. Various transportation methods are available (e.g., uber, lyft, taxi, rental car, limo).


You are welcome to choose from any area hotels listed below, but space and rates cannot be guaranteed with the exception of the Morris Inn.

Morris Inn Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Morris Inn on the Notre Dame campus for a rate of $149+ tax. Rate does not include breakfast or parking. Click HERE to make reservations online. The Morris Inn charges $20 per day for valet parking, or there is complimentary self-parking in the BK1 lot (the hotel provides a free tag and the gate code; it is approximately a 5-6 minute walk from the hotel).

Other Lodging Options

Obtaining a Visa

Visa Information

Non-US citizens/residents traveling to the US to attend NAWLA2023 may require a visa. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s webpage. As the conference organizers cannot intervene with U.S. embassies and consulates on behalf of prospective attendees, please familiarize yourself with visa requirements as early as possible, well in advance (typically several months) of the meeting. Some embassies or consulates may have long wait times for scheduling a visa interview; current visa wait times can be found here.

Letter of Invitation

If you need a personal letter of invitation, please contact Ms. Harriet Baldwin, Associate Professional Specialist Emerita in the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame, with the subject line “NAWLA2023 Invitation Letter.”

All invitation letters will be sent via regular mail as most embassies and consulates do not accept invitation letters by email or fax. Please allow 14 days for the letter to be sent out to you and please provide the following information in your request:

  • Full name (please specify family name and given name)
  • Title (Professor, Dr, Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, etc.)
  • Organization
  • Full mailing address
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • Email address