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Roommates and Carpools

A "Roommate and Carpool Matching Service" is available for conference attendees looking to share the costs of travel and lodging. For access, contact us at


For lodging options, see the comprehensive list of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, and guesthouses on the Visit Bloomington website. You can also search or see reviews of Bloomington area hotels at Trip Advisor and


Bloomington Transit runs an extensive network of buses through the city. The central station is located downtown at 3rd and Walnut, a 15-minute walk from the IMU. For a map of routes, see this PDF.

Bloomington Transit runs several routes from campus to the Bloomington Convention Center, including Route 1N, 3, 4, and 7. Additionally, all routes except Route 9 and Route 6 stop at the Downtown Transit Center, which is just two blocks (approx. 3 minutes) from the Convention Center.

If you're coming from out of town, Bloomington is roughly 45 minutes south of Indianapolis, two hours from Louisville, and four hours from Chicago. At the Ground Transportation Center of the Indianapolis International Airport, located on Level 1 of the Parking Garage, you can claim rental cars or catch a taxi, limousine, or shuttle to Bloomington. The Bloomington Shuttle service provides transportation between the airport and the IMU for $20 per trip ($15 if you reserve tickets online).

If you plan to drive or rent a car, you can find information about on-campus visitor parking from the Office of Parking Operations. Garage parking can cost up to $24 a day, and the IMU pay lots cap at $20 (parking is free for customers of the Biddle Hotel). You can also find lots and garages operated by the City of Bloomington downtown (see a list of rates here).


Indiana Memorial Union | Kirkwood Avenue | 4th Street | Courthouse Square | 3rd Street

On Campus

Indiana Memorial Union

West of Campus

Kirkwood Avenue

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Fourth Street ("Restaurant Row")

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Courthouse Square

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South of Campus

3rd Street

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