Due to COVID-19, the Kellogg Institute will not be accepting reservations for the Traveling Trunks during the fall 2020 semester.
All educators are required to submit a one-time lending agreement the first time a trunk is borrowed. If a lending agreement is not on file, the Kellogg Institute will be unable to release the trunk to the educator.
There are no user fees for borrowing the trunks. However, if items are lost or damaged, the educator is responsible for the replacement cost. If the trunks are not returned after a 2-day grace period, the Kellogg Institute will charge a late fee of $5.00 per day. Late fees will be used for the acquisition of additional materials.
Reservations for first semester (August through December) will begin in August and for the second semester (January through May) in November. Please limit your requests to two trunks. After the first month of reservation, requests teachers may reserve any trunks still available for the semester. Please make reservations at least one week before your requested pick-up to allow us time to inventory and prepare the trunk.
It is our goal to have as many trunks in circulation as possible. Trunks may be borrowed for up to one month. Please borrow only for the amount of time you need the trunk so other educators have as much access to the trunk as possible. Any educator who gives less than a one-week notice for the cancelation of a confirmed trunk reservation may be prohibited from borrowing trunks for the remainder of the semester as well as the following semester.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Trunks are picked up and returned at 1130 Jenkins Nanovic Halls on the University of Notre Dame campus and may be kept for a maximum of one month. You may park on the sidewalk adjacent to the south side of the building if you use your emergency flashers.
K - 12 Resources
Traveling Trunk Options
Featuring cultural items from all over the world, these trunks are packed with music, books, instruments, maps, culturally specific items and more. Reserve a trunk for your class and keep it for up to one month giving you and your students a chance to really dive in and appreciate a glimpse into what life is like for other cultures around the globe.