Eck Visitors Center

The Eck Visitors Center located on Notre Dame Avenue in the heart of campus, is the home of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. It also serves as a hospitality center, museum, and meeting place for alumni, parents, and friends. Stop by the Eck Visitors Center to inquire about a self-guided virtual tour of campus and enjoy exhibits that share the unique history and traditions of the University of Notre Dame. A video presentation chronicling Notre Dame’s traditions is also a highlight for many visitors.


Guest parking is available first come, first served in the Joyce/Compton Parking Lot on Holy Cross Drive between Compton Family Ice Arena and Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, just east of the Eck Visitors Center and near Legends Restaurant. 

Football Fridays at the Eck

Stop by the Eck Visitors Center (next to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore) from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on home football Fridays for food, fun, interviews with Notre Dame celebrities; student group performances; and stories from the Notre Dame family. Admission is free.

When Where Time
Every Home Game Friday Eck Visitors Center Patio 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more info, visit the Alumni Assoiciation or contact them at 574-631-6000 or ndalumni@nd.edu.

Snite Museum of Art 

Snite Museum of Art On view is Kevin Beasley's Chair of the Ministers of Defense and selections from our permanent collection. Several galleries are closed due to the transition to the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, expected opening November of 2023. This free museum is open from 12 pm to 5 pm every Saturday.


Campus Tours

A tour of our campus will add a new dimension to your experience of a football weekend. Please stop by Eck Visitors Center for information on our virtual tour.

  • Tours for prospective or recently admitted students can be arranged online through the Admissions Office or by calling 574-631-7505.

South Bend Area

South Bend is part of St. Joseph County in northeast Indiana and the home to The University of Notre Dame. Formed in 1830, it was named for the St. Joseph River which flows through it toward Lake Michigan. 

The area provides unique experiences through our arts, culture, heritage, academic, and athletic attractions. We would like to welcome you to enjoy everything in town to make your weekend one to remember.  As you plan your trip to South Bend, please be sure to check with our community partners for your South Bend area resources and needs!

For more information on South Bend, please visit the Visit South Bend or South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce websites.