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Red Carpet Days

Travel Information

Here’s what you need to know about parking, directions, and hotels, plus lunch options. And be sure to check out the day’s schedule.

Directions and Parking

Get Red Carpet Day directions and parking info. You can also see an online campus map or download a printable campus map.


If you want to stay on campus, check out the Biddle Hotel and Conference Center at the Indiana Memorial Union. Bloomington has many other hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and resorts—see a list at Visit Bloomington.


Lunchtime is your chance to explore Bloomington’s diverse dining options, which range from Italian to Indian, Afghan to Asian Peruvian. No wonder Rand McNally named B-town one of the nation’s best food towns in 2012.

Indiana Memorial Union Dining

You have a lot of on-campus options in the Indiana Memorial Union (see a map):

  • Baja Fresh, with build-your-own burritos and other Mexican food
  • Burger King, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Dunn Meadow Cafe, serving a variety of sandwiches, panini, wraps, and pizzas, plus a soup and salad bar
  • A food court with Pizza Hut, sushi, salads, smoothies, and more
  • Starbucks, with all your favorite drinks and snacks
  • Sugar and Spice, for satisfying your sweet tooth
  • The Tudor Room, offering an extensive lunch buffet—a fave among visiting parents—in a stately space
Bloomington Dining

Take a five-minute stroll to Kirkwood Avenue, walk through the Sample Gates, and voilà: dozens of great restaurants to choose from. Some are listed below; for additional appetizing ideas, see Visit Bloomington’s much longer list of Bloomington restaurants.