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Visit IU

See Firsthand What College Should Be Like

IU’s campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the world for its limestone buildings and countless trees and green spaces. But don’t take our word for it: come see for yourself and decide if IU’s right for you. Your visit can include:

  • A student-guided walking tour
  • A residence hall tour
  • A group information session or an individual meeting with an admissions counselor
  • The chance to shadow a current student with our HOST program
  • A meeting with a representative from your academic area of interest
  • An appointment with a representative from IU’s Hutton Honors College

Schedule Your Visit

  • Review our campus calendar. It’s best to visit campus when classes are in session, although the Office of Admissions is open during most breaks and on some Saturdays.
  • Review our visit options below, including a variety of events for high school students and future freshmen.
  • Schedule your visit online or call (812) 855-0661. It’s best if you can give us two weeks’ notice so we can tailor your visit to your interests. If you plan to visit in less than two weeks, schedule your visit by phone rather than online.
  • The Office of Admissions does not offer Sunday tours. However, the IU Visitor Information Center is open and provides tours on most Sundays.

Options for Visiting

Discover IU Days

Offered Monday through Friday most weeks of the year and on many Saturdays, Discover IU Days typically include:

  • A group information session, which provides a comprehensive overview of academic, cultural, and social opportunities at IU and answers questions from students and their families
  • A campus tour, led by current students who are happy to answer your questions about life at IU
  • An optional residence hall tour, which is available most days during the school year

Weekday visits may include an appointment with a representative from your academic area(s) of interest. Call (812) 855-0661 to schedule an appointment and arrange the rest of your visit.

Day Visits

Host visits are no longer being offered this spring and will resume for the fall 2014 semester.

Seniors can experience "a day in the life of an IU Student" through our HOST program. During the academic year, you’ll be paired with one of our Hooiser Guides to experience an academic class, see the beautiful IU campus, and participate in IU activities during this unique day visit. In the spring, the program is only available for admitted seniors.

Group Visits

IU hosts special visits for groups of seven or more students from high schools and other organizations. Learn more about group visits.

Diversity Programs

African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians can learn about IU’s ethnically rich community by participating in one of our diversity programs.