The Notre Dame MBA

Living at notre dame

Friendly game of soccer.

When the studies stop, fun naturally ensues. Notre Dame MBA students have the advantage of living in a smaller community with a number of outdoor activities within reach, and also having Chicago at their doorstep.


  • Take a stroll around the Notre Dame lakes
  • Traverse the rushing rapids of the East Race Waterway
  • Shop for local produce at the Farmer’s Market
  • Visit the Snite Museum of Art on campus, home to one of the finest university art collections in the United States
  • Cheer on old Notre Dame on Football Saturdays
  • Mix with alumni, professors and recruiters in a casual setting at the Notre Dame MBA Football Tailgate Party
  • Attend other Notre Dame athletic events, including the nationally recognized soccer, basketball and hockey teams
  • Learn the rich history of transportation at the Studebaker National Museum
  • Take in a South Bend Silver Hawk’s baseball game
  • Attend an event at the Morris Performing Arts Center downtown or the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus
  • Compete in a wide variety of competitive and non-competitive sports, including racquetball tournaments, all-night soccer matches and Notre Dame’s annual Bookstore Basketball tournament, which features more than 600 teams.
  • Enjoy the Lake Michigan beach communities with quaint shops and breathtaking scenery
  • Climb the dunes at Lake Michigan beaches
  • Travel to a simpler time by visiting the nearby Amish communities and buy quality, handmade goods
  • Join your friends at one of the area’s many great restaurants and pubs
  • Indulge in the history of chocolate at the South Bend Chocolate Company’s Chocolate Museum
  • Enjoy the great outdoors by hiking and biking at the many state and local parks
  • Exercise at one of Notre Dame’s outstanding athletic facilities for students and spouses


When you are ready for a big-city break from your studies, Chicago is only an hour-and-a-half west of South Bend.