College Sophomore 2013-11-10T22:56:58Z
There's a pretty good variety of things to do in town, but Notre Dame has so many options of things going on that Saint Mary's Students are always invited to, that it is like we attend Notre Dame as well as Saint Mary's. South Bend in general is not very safe at all and you always want to make sure you are with somebody, preferably in your own car. But there is a public transportations system that SMC/ND students can take for free, so that is really nice if you don't have a car on campus.
College Senior 2013-08-12T03:00:22Z
South Bend isn't exactly a hopping college town. The city itself can be really shady but nearby Mishawaka is complete suburbia. You will have access to target, malls, shopping, chain restaurants within five minutes of campus but don't expect any cutesy towns.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T00:41:02Z
I feel that there are fun things going on, however they are not very well advertised
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T23:23:09Z
South Bend is a small city that is in a process of revitalizing itself. The immediate areas around Saint Mary's College and the University of Notre Dame (which is right across the street) are nicer, particularly the Eddy's Street Commons, which is a relatively new development that has a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops. The University Park Mall is also a great place to shop or get a bite to eat. The city of South Bend is currently home to the College Football Hall of Fame, which is really fun to visit if you're a big sports fan. There is also a minor league baseball team, the South Bend Silverhawks, and they have a lot of fun specials for students. If you want to visit a big city, there are frequently busses running from the University of Notre Dame bus stop that travel to and from Chicago, which is about 2.5-3 hours away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T18:55:19Z
It's Ok – If you have a car, or are friends with cars there are fun restaurants and shopping. Without a car there is public transportation, but it's not the most reliable and it takes a large chunk of time. Overall there isn't a ton to do, but it's alright
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