“Cultural Passport” program encourages Notre Dame students to visit area attractions

by William G. Gilroy

Cultural Passport

A new program created by the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science provides University students with the opportunity to explore cultural institutions in the South Bend area, many of which offer discounted student admission.

Students will receive a “Cultural Passport” which contains information on 14 regional cultural attractions such as the Morris Performing Arts Center, the East Race Waterway, the South Bend Museum of Art and Studebaker National Museum. As students visit each site, they will have their passport stamped upon entry. Students who visit all of the places listed in the passport will receive a South Bend Cultural Award Certificate signed by Mayor Stephen J. Luecke and the dean of their college.

Students can obtain their Cultural Passports at the Dean’s office of their respective colleges.

Morris Performing Arts Center

“At Notre Dame, students do more than just receive an education — they participate in a rich culture of service and community, tradition and opportunity,” said Gregory Crawford, William K. Warren II Foundation Dean of the College of Science. “Our campus is involved in and informed by the vibrant and diverse region known as Michiana.

“I encourage our students to explore and engage the wonderful variety of parks, museums, and events that await just beyond the classroom. By doing so, they will expand their intellectual perspective and give proper substance to their education.”

Students can obtain their Cultural Passport at the Dean’s office of their respective colleges:

  • Architecture – 110 Bond Hall, 631-6137
  • Arts and Letters – 100 O’Shaughnessy Hall, 631-7085
  • Engineering – 259 Fitzpatrick Hall, 631-5534
  • First Year of Studies – 219 Coleman-Morse Center; 631-7421
  • Mendoza – 204 Mendoza Hall, 631-7236
  • Science – 168 Hurley Hall, 631-6456