Don’t miss “Trumpets Under the Dome”. It might be 4 p.m. on Friday’s but check with the game day website or the Eck Visitor’s Center when you get to campus.
The Irish Green, situated between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Eddy Street Commons, will have lots of activities on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. All the Pep Rallies except the first one (held in front of Dillon Hall) are most likely to be held on the Irish Green.
The Knights of Columbus Smokers, featuring excellent Notre Dame guest speakers, are held in the Parish Center, right after the Pep Rally. This is a long time Notre Dame tradition you will enjoy.
I always enjoy hearing the Bagpipers. They can be found near the Main Building in the morning and in front of the Tunnel a couple hours before kickoff.
There are two outstanding Museums in South Bend you don’t want to miss. The Studebaker National Museum will sponsor an exhibit titled “Knute Rockne: The Rest of the Story,” from Sept. 1 through Dec. 4. It’s located at 201 S. Chapin Street. The Center for History (adjacent to the Studebaker Museum), at 808 W. Washington Street has some wonderful exhibits, including on Notre Dame. The College Football Hall of Fame is located at 111 S. St. Joseph Street.
There are lots of great places to eat on campus. I have always enjoyed Sorin’s (at the Morris Inn), but you’ll need reservations. Legends, south of the Stadium, expands its food service areas on game weekends. There are many eating choices in LaFortune. Greenfields, inside the Hesburgh Center for International Studies is another alternative. Mulligan’s Bar and Grill is at 1705 South Bend Avenue. Tell Pat, that I sent you.