Travel and Accommodations


Participants in the COV&R 2010 conference will find easy access to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. From O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, one can fly directly to South Bend Regional Airport. A bus (Coach USA) also runs every two hours between O’Hare International Airport and Notre Dame’s campus.

From downtown Chicago, one can also take the South Shore Train around Lake Michigan to South Bend Regional Airport, a fifteen-minute drive by car away from Notre Dame’s campus.

Travel time between Chicago and South Bend by bus or train is approximately
2 hours 20 minutes. (Please note that travel time from Chicago to South Bend appears to be an hour longer on the schedule, because of the difference in time zones. Chicago is on Central Standard time and South Bend on Eastern.)

Bus shuttle schedule and fare information is available at:

Train schedule and fare Information is available at:
South Shore Train

COV&R Travel Grants

Travel grants to attend COV&R 2010 are available for graduate students or independent scholars who are first-time attendees of the COV&R conference. Such applicants will normally be expected to give a paper at the conference. Write a letter of application accompanied by a letter of recommendation by a COV&R member to that effect to the Executive Secretary, Ann W. Astell at Applications are due by the closing date of conference preregistration, June 1, 2010. The COV&R Advisory Board will sponsor the attendance of up to ten persons with a maximum award of $500.00 each. The officers of COV&R will award the grant in order of application.


200 rooms have been reserved for conference participants in air-conditioned university dormitories. Hotel rooms in the on-campus Morris Inn and other nearby hotels are also available. Meals will be served in the South Quad Dining Hall (estimated cost daily for three meals: $41.00 total—$10.00 for breakfast, $14.00 for lunch, and $17.00 for dinner). The cost per night for those staying in dormitory rooms is $47.00 per night for single occupancy, $34.00 per person for shared occupancy. For additional registration and housing information, see Registration

Campus Dining

Meals will be available on a cash basis at various campus venues in addition to the South Dining Hall. Complete information and schedules will be available at registration.

South Dining Hall summer conference meal prices:
Breakfast: $9.50
Lunch: $13.50
Dinner: $16.00

South Dining Hall serving hours:
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Dinner 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Conference Contacts

Margaret Pfeil at or
Ann W. Astell at

115 McKenna Hall
voice (574) 631-6691
fax (574) 631-8083