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College Should Be Like This

A place to celebrate new ideas and practice old traditions, a place that connects you to the world and feels like home.

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Green and Gorgeous

Our campus encourages you to do amazing things.

Everywhere you look at IU, you’ll see ways our campus inspires you to greatness. High-tech classrooms, libraries, and laboratories where you can explore—and expand—the limits of knowledge. World-class performance spaces and galleries where you can display your talents. Even great recreational sports facilities, where your mind can work on brilliant ideas while your body works out.

Between all of these facilities is a seemingly never-ending garden of trees and green spaces, perfect for studying, relaxing, and planning which amazing thing you’ll do next.

Sustainable living (and learning)

IU students play a big role in keeping our campus—and Bloomington—green. The IU Energy Challenge is a perfect example: Residence halls, greek houses, and academic buildings compete to save energy and water. Since 2008, the Energy Challenge has saved more than 3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than 6 million gallons of water.

IU’s focus on sustainability includes:

How will our campus inspire you?

Visit IU and find out. We recommend coming in the spring, when the trees are blossoming, or in the fall, when the leaves are changing color.

  • Best spots to take photos with family and friends: the Sample Gates, the Herman B Wells statue near Owen Hall, and Showalter Fountain. Find these spots in IU’s online tour.
  • Best places to study: the Herman B Wells Library, the tree-filled Arboretum, and by the fireplace in the South Lounge of the Indiana Memorial Union.
  • Do you love the outdoors? Take skills courses, rent gear, or sign up for adventure trips through IU Outdoor Adventures.