Transportation and Lodging

All registered participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and transportation arrangements. Notre Dame is located 94 miles to the east of Chicago and has air service to nearby (5 miles) South Bend International Airport with direct service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Minneapolis. Hotel information is noted below.

Suggested hotels:

Reserved blocks are no longer available; but  you can still make reservations!

Other Lodging Options


If you are staying at the Morris Inn,  $15 self-parking is available at the Morris Inn lot.  If your accommodations are off campus, you can park your vehicle in a visitor lot on the south side of campus.  The primary visitor lot is Walsh Architecture Vistor lot, and visitor parking is also available at Compton, Joyce or Baseball lots.  Information here.  These lots are pay-to-park with free one hour parking (you will see pay stations where you will need to enter your license plate number).  A searchable campus map is available here.

Child and Family Care

While neither the University of Notre Dame nor the Waves Workshop has capacity to offer child or family care to workshop participants during the workshop week, please email Diane Westerink, westerink.5@nd.edu, if you have specific child or family care questions about local resources and we will help to get answers for you.


Obtaining a Visa

Visa Information

Non-US citizens/residents traveling to the US to attend Wave Workshop 2023 may require a visa. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s webpage. As the conference organizers cannot intervene with U.S. embassies and consulates on behalf of prospective attendees, please familiarize yourself with visa requirements as early as possible, well in advance (typically several months) of the meeting. Some embassies or consulates may have long wait times for scheduling a visa interview; current visa wait times can be found here.

Letter of Invitation

If you need a personal letter of invitation, please contact Diane Westerink, Coordinator, westerink.5@nd.edu with the subject line “Wave Workshop Invitation Letter.”

All invitation letters will be sent via regular mail as most embassies and consulates do not accept invitation letters by email or fax. Please allow 14 days for the letter to be sent out to you and please provide the following information in your request:

  • Full name (please specify family name and given name)
  • Title (Professor, Dr, Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, etc.)
  • Organization
  • Full mailing address
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • Email address