When you walk into Assembly Hall, you know it’s a special place. The pep band is playing. Your classmates are in costumes or candy stripes. You find your seat in the nation’s largest student section, cheer as the starters are introduced, and see the five national championship banners above the baseline. Game on!
A good time to be a Hoosier
Fans of IU Athletics have a lot to cheer for. Men’s soccer won its eighth NCAA title in 2012. Women’s water polo finished seventh in the nation in 2014. The baseball team went to the College World Series in 2013. Our swimming and diving squads are perennially among the nation’s best. Add in our high-scoring football team and our resurgent basketball teams, and that’s a lot of exciting sports for you to see.
men’s and women’s varsity sports, most of which you can see for free
club and intramural sports, from basketball to Quidditch
Sports and fitness for all
Not an NCAA-caliber student-athlete? No worries. Satisfy your competitive urges, try new sports, participate in group exercise sessions, or work out on your own through IU Recreational Sports. It’s one of the ways IU cares for the whole student—and if you’re enrolled in classes, you’re automatically a member.
Explore IU’s traditions, spirit, and recreation
Start at Welcome Week, which takes place before the fall semester. Attend the Traditions and Spirit of IU pep rally—where you’ll learn the fight song—and try out our recreational sports at RecFest.