Some of the best years of your life, for both students and parents.

Welcome to Bloomington and Indiana University! For students, these next few years will be pivotal. You're going to learn and grow in so many more ways than you can imagine. You're going to build friendships that last a lifetime, and maybe find a special someone to spend that lifetime with. You'll discover new skills, new hobbies, and a new happiness in our Cream & Crimson town. 

Parents, your child is now an IU student, which means they are intelligent, talented, and have great role models in you! This also means they're leaving the nest and moving to a new community. Your student is going to have the time of their life, and if you choose to spend some time in Bloomington, you will too! B-Town is a magical place where students, residents, and visitors blend together to form a balanced environment with just the right amount youthful enthusiasm and aged wisdom. So when you come visit your student, make sure you take some extra time to enjoy yourself, too. Consider signing up for our e-newsletter so you can plan a visit around activities that interest you. 

We've created this section to help students and parents, and anyone new to IU, make the most of their time here. It's a selection of helpful tips, things you absolutely must do, and insider secrets we want you to know. Learn, grow, have fun, and Go Hoosiers!

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