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Registration Closed for NLW 2014.
Registration cost for this year's event is $200.00 per midshipman, which includes all meals and lodging expenses.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with the first 125 Midshipmen and Cadets housed in Sacred Heart Parish, an on-campus facility.


Active duty unit staff members (MECEPs and STA-21 OCs are considered students) who wish to attend Naval Leadership Weekend are welcome and encouraged.  Staff Member registration fees are $85.00.  This covers conference materials, T-Shirt, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and the NLW Dinner on Saturday evening.  Staff members are responsible for their own lodging.  Visiting Staff members are encouraged to stay at the Morris Inn on Notre Dame's campus, with a government rate of $89 per night plus tax, or at the Inn at Saint Mary's, adjacent to Saint Mary's College, with a government rate of $86 per night.  Please contact the Action Officer, LT Sarah Smith at ssmith41@nd.edu or 574-631-6063 for any questions concerning these and other costs.


It is best to schedule your arrival for 1200-1800 on Thursday, 20 February 2014 at Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Parish Center (Map).  Students who are unable to do so and will be arriving outside of this window should be specific about their travel and arrival plans when entering their registration information.  


It is highly recommended that all air travelers arrive and depart through the South Bend Regional Airport (SBN).  This airport is located only five miles away from campus, and cab fare from the airport to campus is $10-$20. There will be Notre Dame NROTC midshipmen providing transportation to and from the South Bend airport on both Thursday and Sunday.   If you will be flying into and out of Chicago O'Hare (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW), Coach USA/United Limo Services is a commercial bus service that operates between both airports and Notre Dame's campus approximately every three hours.  For information on this service call (574) 254-5000 or 1-800-833-5555 or their schedule can be viewed here.  Otherwise a rental car must be secured.  Ground travel between either airport and Notre Dame usually varies between two and three hours depending upon traffic conditions in the Chicago area. Keep in mind that Notre Dame is in the Eastern Time Zone and Chicago is in the Central Time Zone. 


Lodging for the 125 visiting students is located at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on the Notre Dame campus.  Once rooms are assigned, trading is not allowed.  It is recommended to bring an alarm clock, since Sacred Heart Parish Center rooms are not equipped with them. Visiting Staff members are encouraged to stay at the Morris Inn on Notre Dame's campus, with a government rate of $89 per night plus tax, or at the Inn at Saint Mary's, adjacent to Saint Mary's College, with a government rate of $86 per night. We also recommend the Fairfield Inn across the street from Notre Dame, Comfort Suites Hotel, and the Hilton Garden Inn. 


Use of the campus gyms and ice skating rink will be made available to students with full coverage clothing and appropriate shoes (i.e. t-shirts over sports bras, no halter tops, no muscle tank tops). 


The uniform for all official events is Service Dress Blues/Class A's.  Note: South Bend's weather is typically very cold in February, so be sure to plan attire according to weather (i.e., bringing a uniform jacket is recommended). 


The pizza party Thursday night is a casual event, while the press box dinner is the Uniform of the Day. We encourage midshipmen to bring their unit or university t-shirt.


Here is a link to some excellent food options on campus.

Be sure to check the NLW website at http://nrotc.nd.edu/nlw for updates. For additional questions, please contact either the action officer, LT Sarah Smith at (574) 631-6063, ssmith41@nd.edu, or the Naval Leadership Weekend Coordinator, MIDN 2/C Maxwell Brown at nlw@nd.edu

Fighting for the Ethical Use of Technology

Enhanced soldiers. Autonomous weapons systems. Ever-present surveillance. While these technologies hold great potential, it is critical to stop and address the question of when and how these new advancements should be used.