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What are the ages of Vision participants?

Notre Dame Vision is for high school students, whether they are just entering high school, in the middle of high school, or are just graduating from high school.

What are the departure and arrival times?

Check-in time is 12:00-5:00pm on Monday. Check-out time is after 12:30pm on Friday.

Is it permissible to attend less than the full week?

No!  By registering for the program, you are agreeing to join us from Monday by 5:00pm to Friday at 12:30pm.

Will the students be well chaperoned during the week?

Yes. Students will be closely chaperoned throughout the week. Our program employs and trains more than 60 Notre Dame undergraduate students who will serve as dorm chaperones and facilitators of the small groups. Dorms will be further supervised by dorm staff provided by the Office of Student Conduct. In addition, there will be a number of other adults leading the large group sessions who are affiliated with the program and will have a strong presence throughout the week.

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Individual Applicants

  1. 1.Fill out an application and submit your $100 deposit by credit card online. Both a completed application and the $100 deposit are necessary to reserve your spot.

  2. 2.Pay your registration fee by credit card online, either with or following the submission of your application and deposit.

    For applications submitted on or before March 29, 2014:

        $350/person (Not including $100 deposit)

    For applications submitted between March 30 and May 17, 2014:

        $375/person (Not including $100 deposit)

Group Applicants (5 or more applying together)

  1. 1.Designate one “Group Organizer” who will serve as the only contact person for your group. Group Organizers must complete the Group Organizer Info Form (available on application page).

  2. 2.Group Organizers submit these items: Group Organizer Information form, one application for each member of the group, and deposit payment for the entire group ($100 x number of group members).

  3. 3.Pay the group’s registration fee by credit card online at the Notre Dame Vision Store.

    For applications submitted on or before March 29, 2014:

        $325/person (Not including $100 deposit)

    For applications submitted between March 30 and May 17, 2014:

        $350/person (Not including $100 deposit)

Should individual applicants or groups prefer to submit paper applications and pay deposits and/or registration fees by check, please download the forms available on the Apply Now page and mail them to the Notre Dame Vision office.

Does Notre Dame Vision create Wait Lists?

Yes.  Please learn more by reading our 2014 Wait List Procedures.

What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee covers all program activities, all meals for the week from Monday evening to Friday morning, a program notebook, t-shirt, and more!  Additionally, the University of Notre Dame provides housing free of charge for students in Notre Dame Vision.  The fee doesn’t cover transportation to or from the University of Notre Dame.

Is the registration fee refundable?

While the $100 deposit is neither refundable nor transferrable (and all applicants pay the deposit), registration fees will be refunded for participants who cancel no less than 28 days before the start of their session - i.e., 4 weeks before the start of the session. For example, for a student registered for the June 23-27 session, cancellation must be made via email or telephone before 11:59pm EST on May 26th.

If I previously attended Notre Dame Vision, can I attend this year?

Absolutely! Hundreds of young people have attended two, three, or even four conferences during their high school years...there is always more to explore! As a returning participant, you will share in a small group with other returning participants, allowing you to build on your previous experience and witness to your growth. You will also enjoy a new session offered only to returning participants. There is a limit to the number of returning participants who can attend any given week; a list of remaining spots will be listed on the Vision homepage beginning at the end of February. All returning participants are also required to submit an “Admission Essay” (this information is sent out every April).  Finally, we ask that if you are returning that you bring at least one new participant with you.

How do I get to Notre Dame?

Notre Dame is located in Northern Indiana on the Michigan border. Campus is 90 miles east of Chicago on the 80/90 toll road, exit 77. Indianapolis is 140 miles south of Notre Dame on US 31.

The South Bend (SBN) airport is 5 miles from campus. Students arriving by plane or train to this airport are advised to take a taxi to campus ($10–$16 each way).

Students who fly into Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) airports may take Coach USA/United Limo bus service to campus. Information available at

Notre Dame Vision staff members are not permitted to transport students.

Do you accept roommate requests for Notre Dame Vision?

Notre Dame Vision strives to honor participant roommate requests.  Roommate requests may only be made at the time of submitting an application – changes are not permitted.  If there are any discrepancies in roommate requests – e.g., conflicting or non-matching requests – the requests will be disregarded.   Each participant may only request one roommate.

Is Notre Dame Vision for students considering a vocation to religious life?

While students may be discerning a religious vocation, Notre Dame Vision deals with vocation in the broad sense of the term - How is God calling us? How do our life choices reflect our Christian identity? We all have a vocation, and a variety of callings will be considered during the week.

Is there something for adults at Notre Dame Vision?

Notre Dame Vision for Campus and Youth Ministers (CYM) is a separate though complementary program committed to the personal and professional enrichment of those who minister to young people. In 2013, the CYM program will explore the theme of the Call to Discipleship and Conversion. Find out more here!


This year was my second at Notre Dame Vision, but I still had no idea how much of an impact it would have on my life and faith. It is amazing the way Notre Dame Vision  motivates me. It teaches me about myself and the world by challenging my faith and encouraging me to be myself. I learned to make the most of the gifts God has given me and to never sacrifice my beliefs to ‘fit in.’

Vision Participant