Programs & Events

Experience IU to its fullest!

Experience IU

Experience IU is a program for first year students designed to facilitate the exploration of the many opportunities available on campus. Events are categorized by the following;

Experience the Arts: IU has a myriad of arts and culture venues, performances and exhibits. See an opera, visit a museum, or create your own work to increase your appreciate of the many forms of expression.

Embrace Inclusivity: 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.

Explore Academics and 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.

Engage in Service and Leadership: Over 700 student organizations provide opportunities to be involved in areas of interest and to engage in the community. Get involved and create your approach to leadership.

Embody Health and Wellness: It is important to take care of ones’ self and we can help you find ways to keep a healthy balance by taking care of mind, body and spirit.

    • Prior to Welcome Week

      Looking to arrive in Bloomington a little earlier than August 16? In order for students to move-in early, they'll need to sign up for an IU-approved program such as Experience IU. Beginning July 15, you may register your pre-August 16 arrival date and, at the same time, sign up for Experience IU.

      Not currently part of a program? We invite you to sign up to participate in the Experience IU program. Experience IU will help students meet other new Hoosiers, connect with campus resources, explore the campus, and prepare for Welcome Week and the first year experience!

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    • Throughout the Year

      There is much more to learn beyond New Student Orientation and Welcome Week. Experience IU throughout the year continues to educate you through a wide variety of events. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and explore events that will challenge you and teach you something new. Download the Experience IU guide on the IU FYE app to continue your first year journey. On the Experience IU guide, you can view event schedules, add events to your calendar, and learn about helpful resources, and more!

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