2004 Electronic Materials Conference: Travel Information

June 23-25, 2004 · 46TH ELECTRONIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE · Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana

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A leading Catholic research university, Notre Dame stands among the nation’s top 20 universities in terms of both academics and endowment. The university is organized into four undergraduate colleges—arts and letters, science, engineering, and business—the Graduate School, the Law School, and the School of Architecture. The combination of groundbreaking research and a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education has attracted world-class teachers and scholars to the university’s 729-member teaching-and-research faculty. The total student population of about 10,700 men and women is drawn from all 50 states and some 88 foreign countries and includes 1,500 graduate students and 1,150 professional students. Substantial new investments in a wide range of academic programs, institutes, centers, and major facilities have marked the past several years at Notre Dame. Founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame is located north of the city of South Bend, Indiana, and about 90 miles southeast of Chicago. Its 1250-acre campus contains two lakes and 104 buildings with an insured replacement value of more than $875 million. The university’s Main Building with its famed Golden Dome is among the most widely known university landmarks in the world.

For more information on the University of Notre Dame, visit the university website at An on-line campus map is available at


Casual clothing is in order with a sweater or light jacket occasionally needed for the evenings. The University of Notre Dame is essentially a pedestrian campus, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.



Notre Dame is about 15 minutes from South Bend Regional Airport (Ask your travel agent to book you to South Bend, Indiana). From the airport take "Lincolnway West" East (Left out of the airport) to downtown South Bend. Turn Left on Indiana 933 (Michigan St.). Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is the second stop light north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Boulevard then left at the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave about 200 yards from Angela.

You can also fly to Chicago and drive or take a limousine. The university is about 2 hours (by car) from O'Hare airport, less to Midway. From O'Hare Airport: Take Route 190 east out of O'Hare to Route 90 east (Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago where it merges with Route 94 south (Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on Route 90 to the Indiana Toll Road which eventually merges with Route 80. Get off at Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame).


From the north: The University is located just south of the Indiana Toll road (Interstate 80/90). Exit Interstate 80/90 at exit 77 and turn right onto Michigan (Indiana 933). Make a left at the 4th stop light (Angela Boulevard). Make a left at the first stop light (Notre Dame Avenue). Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave about 200 yards from Angela.

From the south: Take US 31 north which becomes Indiana 933 just south of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is the second stop light north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Boulevard then left at the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave about 200 yards from Angela.


The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph) to South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend. From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15 minute ride. Various transportation methods are available (ie. taxi, rental car, limo). For detailed driving directions see the "By Air" section above.


Guests staying in a Notre Dame Residence Hall will be directed to appropriate parking after unloading at the assigned Residence Hall. The parking lot of the Morris Inn is restricted to overnight and dining guests of the Inn.

Visitor parking is permitted in the parking lot south of the Hesburgh Center, off Notre Dame Avenue. Coupons to exit the lot ($1.00 each) are available at the Information Desk of the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) in McKenna Hall. The parking fee is not included in the cost of housing. Cars parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing. Parking for handicapped guests with appropriate license designations is located in the drive, north of the CCE.


HERTZ RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM is the Official Car Rental Company for the 2004 Electronic Materials Conference

Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited mileage, are guaranteed one week before through one week after the actual meeting dates and are subject to car availability. Rates are available from all Indiana locations.

Advance reservations may be made by booking online at or calling the Hertz reservations line at 1-800-654-2240 in the US; 1-800-263-0600 in Canada; International - contact your nearest Hertz reservation center or call +1-405-749-4434. You must give the reservations agent the Hertz CV# to receive the special rates. Advance reservations are recommended.

You must give the reservations agent: Hertz CV#02QJ0009

  Daily Weekend Weekly
Car Class
(Per Day)
(Per Day)
5–7 Day
A Economy-2Dr $46.99 $22.99 $189.99
B Compact-4Dr $51.99 $25.99 $204.99
C Midsize-2/4Dr $55.99 $27.99 $219.99
D Sporty-2Dr $57.99 $32.99 $234.99
F Fullsize-4Dr $60.99 $34.99 $249.99
G Premium $65.99 $39.99 $259.99
I Towncar $79.99 $63.99 $346.99
L 4-Wheel Drive $79.99 $63.99 $346.99
R Minivan $82.99 $64.99 $354.99
U Convertible $79.99 $63.99 $346.99

Terms and Conditions:

  • One-way service fee will apply when cars are not returned to renting location.
  • Additional daily charges for optional coverage (Loss Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Personal Effect Protection, refueling and state tax) are not included in the above rates.
  • Drivers must meet standard Hertz age, driver, and credit requirements.
  • Hertz is a frequent flyer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest, United, and American Airlines. Frequent flyer information may be requested at time of car booking.
  • Weekly rentals are from five to seven days.
  • Weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59pm.
  • Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep, Friday pickup requires a minimum two-day keep, and Saturday/Sunday pickups require a minimum one-day keep.


US AIRWAYS is the Official Carrier of the 2004 Electronic Materials Conference

US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low rate for attendees traveling to the 2004 TMS Electronic Materials Conference in Notre Dame, Indiana. Offer applies to flights on US Airways via Chicago, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana.

This special fare will offer a 7% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare via Chicago. A 12% discount on unrestricted coach fares will apply with seven-day advance reservations and ticketing required via Chicago. US Airways will offer a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare and a 10% discount on unrestricted coach fares with seven-day advance reservations and ticketing via South Bend. Plan ahead and receive an additional discount by ticketing 60 days or more prior to departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways’ route system. The above discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions, and are valid three days before and after the meeting dates. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.

US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip fares. Certain restrictions, including advance purchase requirements, may apply.

To obtain these discounts, you or your professional travel consultant must call US Airways’ Meeting and Convention Reservation Office toll free at (877) 874-7687; 8:00 am–9:30 pm, Eastern Time.


Once your reservations are confirmed, US Airways will mail the tickets to you or suggest several other convenient methods of purchase.

If you normally use the services of a travel agent or corporate travel department, please have them place the call so that they may obtain the same advantages for you. The special meeting fare is only available through the US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office.

US Airways group and meeting customers may take advantage of special negotiated rates with Avis Rent-ACar. Please call Avis, toll free at (866) 629-6995 and Reference AWD K609400 for additional information.



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