Vision for High School Students

Due to ongoing health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the on-campus Vision conferences have been suspended for the summer of 2021. A new two-week opportunity will be offered virtually from June 21-July 2, 2021: Vision Academy for Catholic Life and Leadership

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God is calling. How will you answer?

Each year, Vision conferences at the University of Notre Dame offer high school students from all across the world the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tradition and campus life of Notre Dame as you learn from the witness of the saints and develop practices to live your faith. For five days, sharpen your spiritual vision to recognize God’s grace at work in your life and immerse yourself in the Notre Dame campus. Sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, and pray at the numerous sacred spaces across campus. 

Notre Dame Vision combines the theologically-rich experience of nationally-known keynote speakers with the mentorship of college students. From large group sessions to small faith-sharing groups comprised of your peers, Notre Dame Vision gives you the space and the community to ask big questions about how God is calling you to use your talents in service to the Church and world.


Notre Dame Vision helped me realize that even though I’m not perfect God still loves me and will always love me. I started to understand how the Lord works in my everyday life. I saw what gifts he gave me, and now I can use these gifts to help others through the church. God made me, alive and wonderful, with all my passions to better this world!


Saying that Vision was extraordinary would be an understatement. From day one, I was introduced to people around me who not only shared my faith, but wanted to help me find God in things I never expected. I’m learning to accept how I have been gifted by God, and Vision has opened this gate for me.


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What makes Notre Dame Vision unique among faith-based summer programs for high school students is the invitation to theological depth offered to young people accompanied by the leadership of the undergraduate Mentors who receive robust theological and pastoral formation for their ministry. 

The investment of time and resources into the formation of undergraduate Mentors reflects a focus on cultivating a personal, authentic, and theologically sound small group experience led by these undergraduate Mentors. In this space, the mentors and participants come to know one another as they share meals, pray, and recreate together while enjoying the beautiful campus of Notre Dame. With this foundation, the Mentors and participants build the trust necessary to more openly and honestly probe the deeper questions of God’s call in their lives while listening to keynote speakers, participating in the sacraments, and building community throughout the week. Through this experience, Vision hopes to enkindle the flame of God’s love that will last beyond the week, grounding a lifetime of faith.

  • Notre Dame Vision is open to students entering ninth grade through newly-graduated high school seniors.
  • Come on your own, bring a friend, or register as part of a church or school group.
  • Learn more about organizing a group and earning discounts on registration costs!

Campus and youth ministers, learn about Notre Dame Vision CYM, our companion program, designed especially for you.


Information for Parents

Información para los Padres

Conference Details


The Vision Academy for Catholic Life and Leadership will take the place of the traditional in-person Vision summer conferences for 2021.

We look forward to returning to in-person conferences starting in 2022 when it is safe to do so.


Notre Dame is located 90 miles east of Chicago, in South Bend, Indiana. Participants will be housed in student dorms and will eat in the dining hall. The beautiful campus has two lakes, walking paths, athletic facilities, and restaurants.


The full cost of the Vision Academy is $200. This includes access to all digital content, participation in all program activities, and program materials that will be shipped to the participant’s home. The deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration with the remaining balance due by May 15. Financial assistance will be available with information forthcoming.

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