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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Naval Leadership Weekend?

Naval Leadership Weekend is an annual midshipmen leadership conference held at the University of Notre Dame during the spring semester run by Notre Dame midshipmen. 2015 will be the 20th consecutive year of NLW.


What events can I expect at NLW?

NLW consists of 6 leadership symposia with distinguished speakers, a focused panel discussion, ethical decision games, numerous extracurricular team-building activities, and a final keynote dinner on Saturday evening.


Who typically attends NLW?

Each conference involves midshipmen from NROTC units nationwide, staff members from these units, and the midshipmen and staff from the University of Notre Dame. The number of staff and midshipmen from each unit is not limited, and generally ranges from 1-10 representatives from each unit. The total number of midshipmen, however, is 125, due to lodging constraints.

How much does NLW cost?

NLW costs $200 per visiting Midshipman, and $85 per visiting staff member.


What does that include?

The NLW fees cover lodging for all vistors for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, transportation to and from the airport (if needed), meals for visiting Midshipmen and staff, a NLW portfolio notebook and inkstick, and a t-shirt.


Do you accept credit cards?

The prefered method of payment is a check mailed to the Notre Dame NROTC Battalion, but NLW 2015 will have an option for online credit card payment available after December 2nd. Check back for more details as they become available.


I need to do a check request to be able to pay the fees for the Annual Notre Dame Naval Leadership Weekend. What is the Tax ID Number for the unit?
The Tax ID Number for the unit is 35-0868188.


What should I pack?

  • Service Dress Blues
  • Civilian PT gear 
  • Appropriate Civilian Attire
  • Unit Polo/t-shirt 
  • Bath Towel, Shower Shoes
  • Hygiene Gear (soap, shampoo, shaving gear, etc.)

Writing gear will be provided by Notre Dame NROTC. Visiting MIDN are advised to bring appropriate clothing for cold weather as temperatures in South Bend are low in February. Personal spending money is also recommended, but not required.



Have a question that isn't answered here? Please email the NLW staff at nlw@nd.edu

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