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Eck Visitors Center
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Eck Visitors Center

The Eck Visitors Center, located on Notre Dame Avenue in the heart of campus, is the home of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. It also serves as a hospitality center, museum, and meeting place for alumni, parents, and friends. Stop by the Eck Visitors Center to take a guided tour of campus and enjoy exhibits that share the unique history and traditions of the University of Notre Dame. A video presentation chronicling Notre Dame’s traditions is also a highlight for many visitors.

The Eck Visitors Center is open the following, based on the Eastern Time Zone.

Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday (non-football weekends) 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Football Fridays 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Football Saturday - 2:30 pm Games 10:00 am 1:30 p.m.
Football Saturday - 3:30 pm Games 10:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Football Saturday - 7:30 pm Games 10:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.


Guest parking is available first come, first served in the Joyce/Compton Parking Lot on Holy Cross Drive between Compton Family Ice Arena and Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, just east of the Eck Visitors Center and near Legends Restaurant. 

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Football Fridays at the Eck

Stop by the Eck Visitors Center (next to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on home football Fridays. Enjoy tailgate food fresh from the grill and take your picture with a real ND football helmet. Break down the x’s and o’s during Chalk Talk with Bill and Bill. Stay for “Catching Up With…” featuring a special guest from the Notre Dame family. Attend the What Would You Fight For: Sneak Peek series, and check out our Notre Dame giveaways and prizes. Admission is free.

When Where Time
EVERY Home Game Friday Eck Visitors Center Patio 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For updated info, visit or contact 574-631-6000 and by email at

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Faith & Service

Home Football Weekend Mass

Notre Dame invites everyone to join in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist while on campus. Mass is celebrated at various locations and times throughout the home game weekend.


Saturday: Game Day


2:30 and 3:30 p.m. kickoffs - 

  • 30 minutes after the game at:

    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart*
    • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center* 
    • Residence halls: Alumni, Dillon community in Baumer, Keough, Ryan, Siegfried, and Sorin 

*Please Note: Should the game end after 8:30 p.m., post-game Mass will be canceled in the Basilica and DeBartolo.

7:30 p.m. kickoffs -

  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart  
    • Residence halls: Alumni, Dillon community in Baumer, Keough, Ryan, Siegfried, and Sorin 
  • 4:30 p.m.
    • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


  • Sacred Heart Parish (Basilica Crypt) at 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • Sacred Hart Parish (Parish Center Chapel) at 11:00 a.m.
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:45 a.m.


All are also welcome to pray the rosary at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart each home game Saturday:

10:30 a.m. for 2:30 p.m. kickoffs

11:30 a.m. for 3:30 p.m. kickoffs

2:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. kickoffs

A specific intention will be prayed before each game. Rosary Devotions daily at 6:45 p.m. year-round at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Complete Weekly Mass Schedules are available at Notre Dame Campus Ministry.

The Grotto

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This is Our Lady’s University—Notre Dame. You’re invited to join in our devotional prayer at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Of course, you can come and pray, reflect, and light a candle anytime day or night in this beautiful setting.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

The schedule for confessions are as follows:

Monday to Friday:

  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart from 11:00-11:30 a.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Monday to Thursday:

  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 7:00 p.m.


  • Sacred Heart Crypt from 10:00-11:00 a.m 
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (for 2:30 p.m. kickoffs)
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart 10:30-11:30 a.m. (for 3:30 p.m. kickoffs)
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart 1:30-2:30 p.m. (for 7:30 p.m. kickoffs)


We celebrate Vespers every Sunday evening in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 7:15 p.m. throughout the academic year. All are welcome to attend.

Hesburgh Library and reflecting pool

The Word of Life Mural

Often referred to as Touchdown Jesus, the Hesburgh Library Word of Life Mural facing Notre Dame Stadium was designed to honor Jesus as Christ the Teacher in the company of saints and scholars throughout the ages. The mural represents the introduction to the Gospel of John:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 

The campus and its buildings have many spiritually important statues and other pieces of art, plus places and spaces witnessing to Notre Dame's faith tradition, where visitors can take time to reflect and pray in a respectful environment.

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Campus Tours

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A tour of our campus will add a new dimension to your experience of a football weekend and is open to the public from Eck Visitors Center.

  • Football Friday Tours depart at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. 
    • Please note public student-guided tours are NOT available on Saturday or Sunday during football weekends.
    • Click on Private Tours for more options and information.
  • Tours for prospective or recently admitted students can be arranged online through the Admissions Office or by calling 574-631-7505.

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