Orientation Lodging

Explore on- and off-campus summer orientation lodging options

Students attending in-person orientation June 4–July 24 are invited to stay on-campus as it’s a great way to meet other students, enjoy some casual time and easily participate in all of our evening events.

Transfer students may want this convenient option the night before their one-day program starts, to be ready to check in to orientation in the morning.

Once students have a confirmed orientation date, they can make their reservation for on-campus orientation housing.

The cost of housing on campus during orientation is $46 per night and will be billed to the student's IU bursar account by IU Housing after their stay. There is no obligation to keep this reservation, and the student will not be charged unless they actually check into housing during orientation.

During August and January Orientation Programs, we are unable to offer specific NSO housing. Students with on-campus housing contracts will be able to move directly into their assigned residence center for an additional fee. Fees and instructions will be provided prior to NSO and based on IU Housing policies.

Special Orientation Hotel Packages for Parents and Guests

Looking for an off-campus option prior to your orientation date, or a place for your parents or other orientation guests? We've teamed up with several area hotels to provide special packages just for IU orientation participants. All these exclusive packages include special rates just for orientation guests as well as other amenities, which may include any of the following: 

  • A special rate
  • Welcome packets
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary WiFi

To view details of these packages, and to make a reservation, see descriptions below. More hotel partners will be added soon. Be sure to check back often.

Marriot Courtyard
310 S. College Avenue

  • Orientation Rate: $114/night
  • Complimentary parking
  • Voucher for use towards food or drink in the Bistro
  • Welcome packet
  • View full list of amenities

Reserve your room here

Graduate Hotel
210 E. Kirkwood Avenue

  • Orientation Rate: Up to 20% off your stay through August 14 in standard rooms and suites
  • Discounted Parking of $10
  • Two Café Breakfast vouchers each morning ($10 each)
  • Access to games, rooftop views and much more
  • View full list of amenities

Reserve your room

Hampton Inn Bloomington, IN
2100 N. Walnut Street

  • Orientation Rate: $114/night
  • Near Memorial Stadium
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Ask about our IU Parent Club Card
  • View full list of amenities

Reserve your room

Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
245 N. College Avenue

  • $129/night (Rate code: 3205152, enter under Corporate Account)
  • Breakfast Buffet and parking included in rate
  • Fitness Center on site
  • Free Wifi
  • View full list of amenities

Reserve your room

Holiday Inn
1710 N. Kinser Pike

Reserve your room

Explore Bloomington

Explore the many other Bloomington lodging options at visitBloomington.com, including the Biddle Hotel, an on-campus option within the Indiana Memorial Union.

If your circumstances need special consideration, or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at fye@iu.edu or 812-855-4357.