Campus Visits

Discover Your Passion at IU

IU Bloomington strives to help all students, and especially those from minority and underrepresented populations, take advantage of all the opportunities that a college education has to offer. Part of this commitment includes outreach efforts to inform, connect, and inspire precollege students and families about various programs and support to make the college transition to IU Bloomington as easy as possible. 

Office of Admission tours 

Campus visits and programs

The Campus Initiative, available through the Community & School Partnerships program within OVPDEMA, seeks to present Indiana University as an attractive option for the underrepresented populations we serve. Regardless of a student's choice of school—or even his or her decision to attend college—we want to be a positive change agent in the lives of everyone who passes through our programs.

  • Half day programs

    Half-day campus visit

    Come visit our beautiful Bloomington campus in fall, winter, or spring. Campus Visits are designed for school and community groups of up to 50 elementary, middle, junior, or high school students.

    Half-day visits typically last about three hours and include a presentation by IU Admissions and scholarship programs, a campus tour, and lunch with current IU students. Tours of the IU Athletics facilities are not arranged through our office. 

  • Full day programs

    Full-day campus visit

    Full-day campus visits are designed for school and community groups of up to 50 elementary, middle, junior, or high school students.

    Full-day visits typically last about six hours and include a presentation by IU Admissions and scholarship programs, a campus and dorm room tour, lunch with current IU students, culture center visits, and additional academic presentations.

    If your group has a special interest, such as law, music, or chemistry, we will work to create a customized experience for you. Tours of the IU Athletics facilities are not arranged through our office. 

  • Overnight Programs

    Other programs offered to give students an upfront and personal view of life at IU Bloomington include the Spring Shadow program. This effort is a three-day, two-night experience for high school sophomores and juniors. Students stay in IU residence halls and “shadow” a current IU student through classes, work, study, and extracurricular activities. Participants also receive information on the admissions process and scholarship opportunities.

Additional summer programming options are offered through the Community & School Partnerships initiative.

Learn more about Community and School Partnership programs