Every week, departments and offices at Notre Dame offer lectures or other events—most, free of charge—to all interested students. Events Calendar
The Notre Dame Cultural Passport invites students to explore cultural institutions and recreational sites in the South Bend area, many of which offer discounted student admission.
The Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame’s impressive performing arts facility, provides a full season of music, theatre, dance, and film events—with recent performances ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, recognized as one of the nation’s premier university art museums with a collection of more than 24,000 works, regularly hosts world-class exhibits and provides a venue for student creations through the annual thesis exhibition for BFA/MFA candidates.
Further cultural activities are available in our South Bend, Indiana community, many collected on the ArtsEverywhere and Downtown South Bend websites. A bit farther afield, Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis are easily accessible by car, commuter train (Chicago only), and bus line.