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Category - Indiana University

Friday, June 3, 2022

Indiana University hosts several annual events, and a few of them are such staples that event dates are provided for several years in the future. Use this as a reference for all of IU's biggest yearly events, and feel free to call our Visitors Center at (800) 800-0037 with any questions. That's what... Read More

Friday, June 3, 2022

If you're a new student, or you're family of a new student, you're likely not quite familiarized with Bloomington yet. Finding a good spot to eat near campus can seem like a daunting task, which is why we've put together a comprehensive list of every restaurant within a five-minute walk of any edge... Read More

Friday, June 3, 2022

Bloomington boasts a huge variety of locally-owned restaurants, and many of them are close to the Indiana University campus, which is extremely convenient if you need to grab a bite to eat without straying far from the university. If you're looking for a quick & *cheap lunch between classes or... Read More

Friday, June 3, 2022

One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a college student is decorating your dorm room. We have to admit: Target is a great one-stop-shop for most dorm decor and furnishing items, but why not really lean into the culture of Bloomington by decorating your new digs with items from local stores... Read More

Friday, June 3, 2022

As home to Indiana University, Bloomington has no shortage of places to shop for IU gear. From limited-edition t-shirts and sports memorabilia to candy-striped pants and home decor, our various IU shops offer it all. Greetings Greetings, located just a block from Sample Gates on Kirkwood, offers... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The awesome, talented people in Indiana University's Office of Admissions team have your campus visit covered, but what about life outside of campus? Make the most of your time in Bloomington by experiencing the food, shops, and recreation we have to offer as you consider making B-Town your home for... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Indiana University boasts a campus that's consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the country. As difficult as it is to narrow down the gorgeous spots around campus to a list of just ten, we think we've done pretty well. Here are ten stunning locations on campus (in no particular order) that... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bloomington offers an abundance of venues, events, and activities for those who are 21 & older, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of fun to be had in the 20 & under crowd! B-Town offers more than you think for those who have yet to reach the milestone birthday — from outdoor recreation to... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Often cited as one of the most stunning campuses in the country, the beauty of Indiana University is well-known and widely admired. While certain iconic landmarks, such as Sample Gates and Assembly Hall, are very popular (and rightly so), there are many other icons on campus worth your admiration.... Read More

Monday, April 25, 2022

Indiana University's spring commencement is just weeks away, with the graduate ceremony scheduled to take place on Friday, May 6 and the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 7. For those planning a celebration of their grad(s) post-commencement, we've rounded up restaurant specials & policies... Read More