Mask Policy

During the 2021 season, masking will be optional for vaccinated guests while outdoors or in non-enclosed spaces (i.e. stadium concourse, seating bowl and premium outdoor seating). Non-vaccinated guests are expected to wear masks during their time on campus. Regardless of vaccination status, all guests are required to wear a mask indoors or when riding campus shuttles.

Notre Dame will continue to monitor campus, local, state and national conditions to best protect students, staff and attendees. Game day policies will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis and applicable changes will be made to protect the community.

In Case of Emergency

If you see something, say something!

  • While on campus guests are encouraged to call (574) 631-5555 for the most efficient response time.
    • Directly connects to Notre Dame Dispatch Center for safety and security, fire, or medical emergencies.
  • Text IRISH <space> and the issue and location to 69050. Available on Game Days.
  • If something raises your concern for any reason, please call or text to let us know and our staff will look into the situation! 
  • Upon entering Notre Dame Stadium with a game ticket, guests may visit any of the four First Aid rooms for medical services.
  • In the event of an emergency, notify a uniformed law enforcement officer or University personnel as soon as possible!

The University of Notre Dame and our public safety officials are prepared to respond to emergency situations that may arise on Game Day.

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In the Event of any Evacuations or Emergencies

  • For a tornado warning or a severe thunderstorm with lightning warning:Guests will be directed by the public address announcer.
  • Please follow directions of University personnel or a uniformed law enforcement officer. 
  • Please Note: Your usual route of exit may not be available during an emergency.Please leave in an orderly manner and seek shelter in nearby campus buildings.
    • Gate A
      • Jordan Hall of Science
      • Hesburgh Library
    • Gate B
      • Joyce Center
    • Gate C 
      • Joyce Center
      • Mendoza College of Business
    • Gate D
      • Mendoza College of Business
      • DeBartolo Hall
    • Gate E
      • DeBartolo Hall
      • O'Shaughnessy Hall
      • Fitzpatrick Hall
      • Cushing Hall
      • Decio Faculty Hall
    • North Tunnel
      • Decio Faculty Hall
      • Hesburgh Library
      • Jordan Hall of Science

Please be prepared to use an alternative exit route if necessary.

Public Safety Information

Outside Section 28, Between Gate D & E (west side) 

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Medical Services

Pre and Post Game

If you require medical services prior to kickoff, after the game, or anytime while visiting Notre Dame's campus, please call or text on Game Day:

  • While on campus guests are encouraged to call (574) 631-5555 for the most efficient response time.

    • Directly connects to Notre Dame Dispatch Center for safety and security, fire, or medical emergencies.
  • Guest Assistance Texting: Text IRISH <space> the issue and location to 69050.

After Gates Open

Upon entering Notre Dame Stadium, ticketed guests may visit any of the four first aid rooms for medical services.

Lower Concourse

  • Near Section 11, Between Gates A & B  (east side)
  • Near Section 26, Between Gates D & E (west side)

Upper Concourse

  • Outside Section 109/110 (east side)
  • Outside Section 128/129 (west side)

In the event of a medical emergency, please notify the nearest University personnel or uniformed law enforcement officer.

Water Fountains

Water Fountains are located in both the upper and lower concourses at Notre Dame Stadium.

Nursing Mothers

Before gates open, the Lactation Room on the 5th floor of Hesburgh Library is available for use.  See a security monitor on the 1st floor for access to the space.

After gates open, Duncan W211 and Corbett E469 will be available as private areas to nurse or pump. Please see an usher for access to these spaces.

Baby changing stations are available in every restroom in Notre Dame stadium, except men's room #1209 near section 13/14. 

Please note: The University of Notre Dame is unable to store pumps or breast milk during the game. First Aid rooms are happy to provide guests with ice for their personal storage of milk.

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Guest Assistance Texting

Text IRISH <space> the issue and location to 69050
Available only on Game Day

About this service

  • Participation in this service is free of charge, but standard carrier text messaging & data charges will apply.
  • Text CANCEL to 69050 to be removed from any list and end subscription to the service.

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Safe in the Seat

The University of Notre Dame is committed to the safety and security of everyone attending Notre Dame football games, especially our youngest Fighting Irish fans!

Safe in the Seat is a program devised to reunite children or others who may be vulnerable if separated from their friends or family. Game Day provides wristbands that can be customized with the person’s name, contact information, and phone number.

  • Upon entrance to the stadium, parents/guardians can obtain a Safe in the Seat wristband from one of five Guest Services booths located on the lower concourse at Gates A, B, C, D, and E, and upper concourse near sections 106/107, 113/114, 124/125, and 131/132.
  • Parents/Guardians will be asked to complete the fields on the wristbands. 
  • In the event of a separation, stadium personnel will use the information provided on the wristbands.

If you have questions about the Safe in the Seat program, please email us at

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