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Visitor Information Center

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Visitor Parking

Visitors to campus who wish to park on university property must either use a campus parking garage, a metered parking space, or obtain a visitor parking permit. Visitor permits are issued daily and are intended to serve the needs of those who visit campus one time or only on rare occasions. Please contact IU Office of Parking Operations for more details.

Maps & Directions

Indiana University is located in Bloomington, Indiana (pop. 69,000). Nestled in the wooded hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a one-hour drive from Indianapolis, the state's capital. With its central location in the heart of the Midwest, Bloomington is easy to get to by car, bus, or plane.

The IU Visitor Information Center is located in the Carmichael Center at the corner of Kirkwood and Indiana Avenues in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.

Maps

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Directions

Travel by car

When travelling to Indiana University, be aware of the major 45/46 Bypass construction project taking place in Bloomington. Stay informed of current traffic developments as they happen by following IUTraffic on Twitter.

From the North (Indianapolis):

Take State Road 37 approximately 50 miles to the first Bloomington exit (Walnut St. / College Ave.). Take College Ave. south through seven stoplights to Kirkwood Ave. Turn left and continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. Carmichael Center will be on your right, and the Visitor Information Center will be on the first floor. Enter from the East (Indiana Ave.) side of the building.

From the West (Terre Haute):

Take State Road 46 into Bloomington. At the intersection of SR 46/45 and College Ave. / Walnut Street, turn right. Take College Ave. south through five stoplights to Kirkwood Ave. Turn left and continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. Carmichael Center will be on your right, and the Visitor Information Center will be on the first floor. Enter from the East (Indiana Ave.) side of the building.

From the South:

Take State Road 37 north to the 3rd St. exit for Bloomington. Turn right onto 3rd St. and follow it downtown. Third St. will turn into 5th St., and then into Kirkwood Ave. Continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. Carmichael Center will be on your right, and the Visitor Information Center will be on the first floor. Enter from the East (Indiana Ave.) side of the building.

From the East (Cincinnati):

Take State Road 46 into Bloomington, where SR 46 becomes E. 3rd St. Continue straight on E. 3rd St., and you will pass by campus on your right. Turn right at the stoplight for Indiana Ave. Drive two blocks to Kirkwood Ave. Carmichael Center will be on your left, and the Visitor Information Center will be on the first floor. Enter from the East (Indiana Ave.) side of the building.

Travel by plane

The primary commercial air service to Indiana University is provided by the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), located 50 miles north of Bloomington. Note: Do not fly to Bloomington (BMI), because that airport is located in Illinois, 4 hours from Bloomington, Indiana.

Licensed pilots with private aircraft can fly directly into the Monroe County Airport, located just west of Bloomington, Indiana.

From the Indianapolis International Airport, you can take a shuttle or a limousine to IU.

More Directions

You can enter your street address for detailed driving directions to the IU Visitor Information Center. (This is an outside service, and will open in a new window.)

The Office of Admissions also offers driving directions to campus, as well as information about travel by airplane and shuttle service.


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