Student Events

Find your Hoosier experience

There’s always something to do at IU! From concerts to films to getting active, there are countless ways to get involved and create meaningful, memorable experiences with your fellow Hoosiers.


Second Year Experience

Your first year is complete, so get ready to take your IU experience to the next level. Our Second Year Experience program offers tips, resources, and events to ensure you (and all Hoosiers!) have what you need to succeed.

Go to the Second Year Experience website
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There’s more to experience outside the classroom

There are over 750 student organizations on campus, dozens of sororities and fraternities with over 6,000 of your classmates, and countless ways to expand your social circle.

Find your way to get involved

Make an impact through service

The IU Corps service network is your way to find meaningful service opportunities both on and off campus. Whatever cause you care about, however you like to serve, IU Corps will help you make a difference.

Check out IU Corps

First Thursdays

Every first Thursday of the month, the Arts Plaza in front of IU Auditorium comes alive so you can experience the work of artists, performers, and scholars from across campus and around town—ranging from opera to breakdancing—and create something of your own.

Explore First Thursdays
Students roller skating as part of IU Late Nite

IU Late Nite

Late Nite offers free, fun events at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. There is a new lineup of activities and attractions every week: karaoke, craft nites, haunted houses, dances, game nites, and so much more!

Check out IU Late Nite
A Union Board outdoor film shown at the Conrad Prebys Ampitheater

Union Board Films

Union Board Films, the country’s longest-running college film series, has been screening films to the IU community since 1914. Most films are shown at the IMU’s Whittenberger Auditorium (on the first floor), however some screenings take place outdoors, too.

Find out what’s playing
A crowd fills the stands at Assembly Hall.


IU offers 24 men’s and women’s sports, including football, basketball, soccer, and swimming. Put on your candy stripes, gather your friends, and cheer on the Hoosiers!

See the schedule and get tickets

Get outdoors . . .

Indiana weather can be unpredictable, but one thing’s for sure—we have some beautiful places for you to explore.

Feel like hiking? Indiana’s state parks have you covered. The closest ones to IU are Brown County State Park and McCormick’s Creek State Park. Don’t feel like going that far? Head just north of campus to discover the trails at Griffy Lake.

Want to learn a new skill? From canoeing to wilderness first aid, IU Outdoor Adventures has a course for you.

We’re no Colorado, for sure . . . but did you know you can go skiing right here in Southern Indiana? You’ll find Paoli Peaks just about an hour south of town.

And if you’re outdoors on a clear night, see if you can spot the International Space Station flying overhead.

Visit a museum (in person or virtually)

You can explore the world without leaving campus by heading to the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art. Or check out the museum’s collections online without even leaving your room. If you’re looking for a day trip to Indy, the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum are great options. And of course there are tons of online options, like the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the Louvre, and the Salvador Dalí Museum.

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Broaden your cultural understanding

Learn about the world outside of Indiana without even leaving Bloomington. The campus and town are home to more than 150 international and multicultural student organizations, 7 cultural centers and institutes, and 80 restaurants offering international cuisine—including the famed Restaurant Row.

Get active

RecSports facilities and Bowling & Billiards in the IMU are open! Find a group exercise class or experience sessions at home with streaming workouts.

Be well

It’s important to take care of yourself. The Student Health Center is here to help with medical services, counseling (CAPS) services, and more, including virtual visits. Need some help relaxing? Check out upcoming mindfulness workshops and other events at the Student Health Center.


Student Health Center calendar

See all Student Health Center events

Have spare time? Use some of it to check a few things off of your IU Bucket List—or start your own list.

Level up your kitchen skills

If you have access to a kitchen, you can get a taste of IU with this playlist of cooking vids we’ve curated for you:

Keep learning

And, of course, keep doing the work that brought you to Indiana University in the first place. We have tools to help boost your success, including tips for navigating technology, caring for yourself, staying connected, and more.

Find out more at Keep Learning