Hoosier Life

Every day is a new adventure on a historic campus

There is a special energy in the air here. A buzz of excitement that never quite disappears. A sense that big things are happening.

This is Indiana University Bloomington, and there is always something new to see, do, or experience.

What will you do today?

750+student organizations

70+fraternities and sororities

70+club and intramural sports

Living the dream

There’s a reason our campus is constantly winning accolades for its beauty. It is breathtaking.

Every section of campus has its own list of treasures. Soak up the sun at the Arboretum. Dip your toes in Showalter Fountain. Or tour the Collins Living-Learning Center and pretend you’re at Hogwarts.

Everyone here has a favorite place. It won’t be long until you find your own.

Students cross a stone bridge over the Jordan River on a sunny autumn day.

The promise of the dream

See how IU is fulfilling the promise

Loving the life

When you become a Hoosier, you join a passionate, energetic, driven family.

Hoosiers study hard, play hard, and live life to the fullest.

Be part of the hysteria

Hoosiers take athletics seriously. Whether you’re watching football, basketball, or any of the 22 other team sports at IU, you’ll notice that the stands are a sea of cream and crimson.

And while every Hoosier fan prefers to win, in the end it doesn’t matter. It’s all about supporting your team—and being part of something bigger than yourself.

Explore athletics

Get involved

No matter what you’re into, there’s sure to be an organization that fits the bill.

There are more than 750 student organizations, focusing on everything from politics to bass fishing. You can even create your own if you don't see what you’re looking for.

Learn about student organizations

Relax in the Indiana Memorial Union

You can’t miss the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). It stands at the center of campus—and in many ways, serves as the center for student life at IU.

You can entertain yourself for hours within its walls. Get some coffee from Starbucks. Get your hair cut at the salon. Or get some studying done in one of the many nooks and crannies of this historic building.

If you’re in the mood to play, the IMU has you covered. You can play billiards, go bowling, watch a movie, or just sit and relax in front of the crackling fireplace.

Discover everything the IMU has to offer

Sightsee in your own backyard

Bloomington has a thriving arts scene, rich cultural opportunities, and endless opportunities to get out into nature.

It is number nine on Travel and Leisure’s list of America’s Quirkiest Towns, is number three on Livability’s 2013 list of ten best foodie cities, and has one of America’s best farmers’ markets as ranked by Cooking Light.

What will you discover?

Explore Bloomington

Show your stripes

Spirit at IU starts with cream and crimson. We earn our stripes and wear them, too.

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