Hoosier Experience

Make the most of your Hoosier Experience!

Create your own unique IU experience by participating in Hoosier Experience events that will continue to educate you on a wide variety of resources and opportunities. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and explore events that will challenge you and teach you something new.

Begin your participation in the Hoosier Experience program in Canvas to learn about the program pillars, campus and community resources, and more.

By participating in the Hoosier Experience Program, you can earn the First-Year Hoosier Experience Achievement Award. Find requirement details in your Hoosier Experience Canvas site. This award will help you stand out to future employers by showing your engagement on campus.

Starting the week of August 24, find your Hoosier Experience on your Canvas dashboard.

Visit Canvas

Keep in mind that IU events will be guided by a protocol created for the safety of all participants. This is not optional—it is designed to help us curb the spread of COVID-19. Each Hoosier must do their part to make in-person events safe so that we can continue to support on-campus connections.


Explore events and activities in each Hoosier Experience category.

Academics & Careers: “You can be anything you want to be.” Take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about different majors and careers to begin to plot your next steps.

Arts & Humanities: IU has a myriad of arts and culture venues, performances, and exhibits. Attend a virtual performance, visit a museum virtually or in person, or create your own work to keep the arts as part of your experience.

Equity & Inclusion: Our community is home to many different voices and experiences. Take the time to have conversations, listen to other perspectives, and learn about other ways of being.

Community & Engagement: Students contribute to our communities in many ways. Connect to the Bloomington and campus community by participating in service, exploring events, and learning about the important issues of the day. 

Build your Hoosier Experience

Download the IU FYE app to start creating your first-year experience. On the Hoosier Experience guide within the app, you can view event schedules, add events to your calendar, learn about helpful resources, and more!