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University of Notre Dame, South Bend

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Visit historic University of Notre Dame to learn about its prestigious history. Take a tour from the visitor center and see the Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, a one-17th-size replica of the famed 1896 grotto in France. On hushed feet, explore Basilica of the Sacred Heart, an intricately designed Gothic-style church decorated in the university's colors of blue and gold. At the main building, also known as Golden Dome, you can see the 8 m (19 ft) gilded statue of Mary that adorns the top. The Hesburgh Library, which opened in 1963, serves as a modern addition to the university's buildings with an external mural of Jesus, commonly known as "touchdown Jesus," containing 81 different types of stones from 16 countries. The mural faces the Notre Dame stadium. By using our South Bend itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to University of Notre Dame and other attractions in South Bend.
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  • A must stop if in South Bend. Take the time to get a tour of ND. It's fun to hear the history of ND. If you don't have time for an official tour you can still walk around campus.  more »
  • A very well-designed campus. Most of the buildings, spanning 175 years, very harmoniously designed with respect to style and color. Meticulously maintained grounds.  more »
  • The campus is beautiful. The buildings hold a lot of history and the Basilica is breathtaking. Signs posted to make traveling around campus easier. The students I ran into were very helpful with direc...  more »
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  • My Daughter Caroline attended Summer Scholars, and thoroughly enjoyed her experience taking Astronomy from some of the most notable professors in the world. What an amazing opportunity! I am grateful to the community of Notre Dame for giving Caroline Powers this amazing experience. Thank you
  • A unique and architecturally historic University to see. They are very receptive and friendly to visitors. (1) We inquired about their acceptance requirements and they kindly provided us with a Notre Dame bag that included their catalogue and information. Very highly rated education system. (2) Their awesome book shop houses two floors. It is stocked with Notre Dame accessories, quality apparel and gifts. It also houses a coffee shop with specialty latte and cappuccino type drinks. (3) An interesting football hall of fame corridor. (4) Their Woman's Basketball Team games are a delight to watch, at a very minimal fee.
  • Yes it is disrespectful to walk out on the VP but isn't it more disrespectful to shame an entire race in front of a entire nation? Respect is to be earned and if it is not earned by the students then why be there to show respect to a person whom have disrespected you culture and your personal belief? Just saying....moral of story a good university teaches kid of moral decision and the decision to walk out on the VP is a very moral one at least to me, child of immigrant. Notre Dame is a pride to the city and the decision is even more of a pride. Stand to wrong accusations and live with pride in you heart.
  • Notre Dame has the best law school in the world. They have a London program where you can spend your entire second year of study. The experience was life changing. There is no better place to be. It has been almost twenty years since I graduated and I have no regrets. I have been blessed to be a part of the Notre Dame family. PROUD TO BE ND.
  • It was magical. The campus is like no other. Everyone is so nice. They make you feel welcome, show you everything, and it's just the best. The Football Program is the best.

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