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Pre-Conference Events


University of Notre Dame Campus Tour
Set foot on Notre Dame’s campus and you’ll never want to leave. At least that’s what our students tell us. Visit sacred and historic Notre Dame landmarks such as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, and the Main Building, home to our iconic Golden Dome.

Followed by a behind the scenes tour of our Center for Culinary Excellence, a retail operation, and one of our dining halls.

This tour concludes with lunch.
$40 / 22 guest maximum
(Tour departs from the Morris Inn at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.)

Historic South Bend Tour
Visit two of South Bend’s historic gems: the South Bend History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum.

Offering an expansive collection of our community’s history, the South Bend History Museum houses various historic records dating back to the 1830s, including the national archives for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).

Home to a priceless collection of vehicles, artwork, and artifacts spanning nearly 200 years, The Studebaker National Museum displays the first and last vehicles the corporation ever made and boasts the largest Presidential Carriage Collection in the world.

This tour concludes with lunch on campus.
$40 / 25 guest maximum
(Tour departs from the Morris Inn at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.)

Bites and Brews: Three Floyds Brewing
Join the Three Floyds Brewery and Morris Inn culinary teams for an afternoon of craft beers, food pairings, and fun surprises.

$55 / Must have a minimum of 20 to hold
(Group meets in the Morris Inn lobby at 11:00 a.m. and event ends at 1:00 p.m.)

ND Sustainability
Tour our Center for Culinary Excellence and begin a sustainable journey as we follow the Grind2Energy process from beginning to end. This tour includes a trip to Homestead Dairy, a state of the art dairy farm in Plymouth, IN where our waste is converted to clean energy.

This tour concludes with lunch on campus.
$35 / 25 guest maximum
(Tour departs from the Morris Inn at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.)


Click here to download the .PDF for the Pre-conference Tours!
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