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Guest Information

We are delighted to welcome our friends and guests to the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s 23rd Annual Fall Conference. We look forward to spending time in conversation and reflection with you in the days ahead!

On this app, you’ll find a complete conference schedule with presentation abstracts, campus map with directions, keynote livestream links, and other important information for campus visitors. If you have any questions over the course of the weekend, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff, or any of our many student volunteers.

Conference Locations and Getting Around

Conference sessions will take place in McKenna Hall and the Morris Inn, located on Notre Dame Avenue (see the campus map). Locations for individual presentations are noted in the schedule and will be posted on signs throughout the conference center and Morris Inn. Conference check-in is located at the registration desk on the second floor of McKenna Hall.

In addition to the conference sessions, McKenna 204 will be furnished as a family room throughout the weekend to welcome parents with small children for family-friendly activities and space to take a break from conference sessions. Please feel free to visit at your leisure.

McKenna 205/206/207 will feature displays from various vendors, book-sellers, and publishers: Please feel free to visit while the conference is in session to purchase books—often at a special Fall Conference discount—or pick up a free de Nicola Center t-shirt.

Lastly, for visitors with mobility issues, golf carts will be available to offer courtesy rides between conference locations and meals. Please look for these carts outside the conference buildings, or ask a dCEC staff member or volunteer for assistance.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available by permit during regular business hours on Thursday and Friday in the visitor lot, south of the stadium (please consult the campus map). No permit is required outside of regular business hours and on weekends, when parking is available in any of the open lots. A campus shuttle runs along Holy Cross Drive, next to the visitor lot, with a drop-off point at McKenna Hall. Please be aware that sporting events in the Joyce Athletic Center and the Compton Family Ice Arena may affect the flow of traffic on campus.

Please be aware that sporting events in the Joyce Athletic Center and the Compton Family Ice Arena may affect the flow of traffic on campus.

Dining Around Campus

If you have purchased conference meals, those are hosted in the West Wing of the South Dining Hall.

Non-conference dining options are indicated in the "Other Dining Options" module of this app. Please note that locations may be closed or have limited hours on Saturday. All on-campus eateries are now cashless, and most make use of virtual ordering via the GrubHub app or via the Grubhub kiosks at the restaurants.

Additional dining options are available in Eddy Street Commons, just south of campus. Consult the map for more details.

Notre Dame COVID Policy

Visitors are welcome on campus, subject to any public health protocols in effect at the time of their visit. Masks are optional for visitors. University buildings, including academic and administrative buildings and residence halls, remain open to visitors.