As an incoming freshman at Indiana University, you learn about the many must-do activities that truly make you a Hoosier. Between New Student Orientation and upperclassmen friends, you're likely to learn about the things you just have to experience during your time at IU and in B-Town. Whether you're a underclassman looking to get the total Cream & Crimson experience, a senior Hoosier soon bidding Bloomington a bittersweet farewell, or a nostalgic alumni revisiting the glory days, use this bucket list to help determine what you've yet to experience, what you've already done, and what you'd like to do once more.

Looking for a B-Town bucket list? Check out The Ultimate Bloomington Bucket List.

A summertime shot of Sample Gates looking out onto Kirkwood Avenue

Beer at Nick's English Hut

Seven people laying on the ground with their legs propped against the Eskenazi Museum of Art watching the light totem change colors
Photo by @sachasiani on Instagram

Two breakfast plates from Village Deli

  • Snap a photo of you shaking Herman B Wells hand
  • Snag an oversized leather chair at the IMU's South Lounge and spend the afternoon studying
  • Indulge in scoops of Grasshopper ice cream from The Chocolate Moose and Cookie Monster ice cream from Jiffy Treet
  • Attend the Little 500 men's and women's races

IU Little 500 Men's Race at Bill Armstrong In Bloomington, IN

A hiking trail at Griffy Lake during fall

An IU squirrel smiling for the camera

Exterior of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and BLU Boy Chocolate Cafe & Cakery during winter

IUFB Tailgate in the Grass in Bloomington, IN

An audience seated at the Musical Arts Center ahead of a performance