Rose Well House

  • North Edge of Dunn Woods
  • Indiana University Campus
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1808

Located in the Old Crescent area of the Indiana University campus, the iconic Rose Well House is one of the oldest remaining structures on the university's grounds. It was built in 1908 over a cistern that supplied water to the campus, and for a time, it was a major water source for the campus community. 

In addition to serving a practical function, the Rose Well House came to be known as a place for romance. It was a popular spot for marriage proposals, and eventually it became a campus tradition for couples to kiss in the Rose Well House at the stroke of midnight. Its lore lives on, as the landmark continues to be a popular spot for marriage proposals and weddings today.