Pilgrimage Registration

In the tradition of Fr. Sorin's inspirational journey and intrepid spirit - our Notre Dame spirit - we invite you to join us on a personal pilgrimage. Experience the history of the C.S.C. and live the mission of Notre Dame as you journey together with fellow pilgrims.

For additional information, please visit Trail Details and also preview the anticipated Itinerary. The events on Saturday August 26 will be free of charge for all who register

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5-Day Pilgrimage

5-Day Pilgrimage

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3-Day Pilgrimage

3-Day Pilgrimage

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1-Day Pilgrimage

1-Day Pilgrimage

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Arrival Date Monday, August 21 Wednesday, August 23 Saturday, August 26
Journey Begins Rochester, Indiana Plymouth, Indiana South Bend, Indiana
Length of Journey 5 days of walking 3 days of walking 1 day of walking
Walking Dates Tuesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 26 Thursday, August 24 - Saturday, August 26 Saturday, August 26
Total Walking Distance 67 miles 35 miles 3 miles
Pilgrimage Experience

Opportunities to:

  • Challenge yourself physically, while traversing through beautiful landscapes.
  • Strengthen relationship with God.
  • Learn history of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, and Indiana.
  • Build relationships with fellow pilgrims.
  • Celebrate University’s 175th Anniversary.

For more details, preview the anticipated Itinerary.

Transportation
  • All pilgrims will begin on campus at White Field and will be transported to the Trail.
  • Daily transportation will be provided to and from the hotels, the Trail, and all activities. 
  • Buses will transport pilgrims and their luggage between hotels.
Food and Beverage
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • 175th Anniversary picnic
  • Beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • 175th Anniversary picnic
Campus Activities
  • Visit the grave of Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C. in the Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Light a candle at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Tour the Log Chapel and Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • Celebrate Mass together on South Quad with University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. presiding
Gift 175th Anniversary Commemorative Gift
Accommodations  5 nights in hotels 3 nights in hotels Not included
Additional Accommodations Hotel stay in South Bend on Saturday, August 26 is available at an additional cost. Hotel stay in South Bend on Friday, August 25 and/or Saturday, August 26 is available at an additional cost.
Cost
  • $1,300 (single occupancy)
  • $1,000 (double occupancy)
  • $850 (triple occupancy)
  • $700 (quadruple occupancy)
  • $850 (single occupancy)
  • $700 (double occupancy)
  • $650 (triple occupancy)
  • $550 (quadruple occupancy)
  • $300 (no hotel stay)
  • Complimentary for all registered pilgrims
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For additional information, please visit Trail Details or preview the anticipated Itinerary. If you have further questions, please contact us. If you cannot attend in person, you may participate through social media and on this website.