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Tours will be available for conference attendees to better explore South Bend and the beautiful Notre Dame campus. Listed below are the tours being planned. Changes might apply.

Notre Dame Tours

Notre Dame Campus Tour
Notre Dame Stadium Tour
University Power Plant Tour

South Bend Tours

Chocolate Factory Tour
Studebaker Museum Tour
Honeywell Tour


Notre Dame Power Plant

Day: Saturday, March 7th
Times: 12:00-12:45pm
2:45-3:35 pm
3:50-4:40 pm
5:00-5:50 pm

Producing half of Notre Dame’s daily electricity, the campus power plant includes six boilers, seven chillers, and ten generators. The plant co-generates electricity, chilled water for cooling, and steam for heating and process uses. The tour exhibits first-hand how energy is produced and distributed across campus from the University of Notre Dame Power Plant.

South Bend Chocolate Factory

Day: Friday, March 6th
Times: 2:00p-3:00p

With its start in making chocolates under a license from the University of Notre Dame, the South Bend Chocolate Factory now produces over 500 products and is the fastest growing chocolate company in the nation. The tour of the South Bend Chocolate Factory walks through the chocolate making process.  The chocolate museum also displays the history of the company.

The Studebaker National Museum

Day: Friday, March 6th
Times: 2:00p-3:00p 

The Studebaker National Museum is a tour through history and an exploration of the company’s industrial manufacturing heritage. Home of a priceless collection of vehicles, artwork, archival material, and artifacts spanning nearly 200 years, The Studebaker National Museum is a state of the art facility designed to be reminiscent of the Studebaker dealerships of the 20’s and 30’s.

Honeywell Tour

Day: Friday, March 6th
Times: 1:00p-3:00p 

Honeywell is a global company with 131,000 employees, across 1,300 sites and in 68 countries.  The South Bend, IN facility is part of Honeywell’s Aerospace business and has been in the area over 80 years.  The South Bend products include fuel controls, actuation devices, hydraulic and electric brake actuation, brake control systems, carbon and steel brakes and main and nose wheels for Commercial and Military aircraft.  Customers for the fuel controls include:  General Electric, Rolls Royce, Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt Whitney Canada and Honeywell Engines.  Customers for wheel and brake include:  Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed and Northrop.

The 2 hour tour will include Wheel and Brake production, Engineering Test Services and Labs for Fuel Control and Brake products. 

Tour requirements:  US Citizen’s Only, closed toed walking shoes (no heels), no cameras or cell phones, Government ID (drivers’ license)