Daily Visits

See what makes IU Bloomington one of the best public universities in the country

The daily IU campus visits are called Discover IU Days. They’re your chance to learn about our academic programs, experience our spirited community, and—best of all—see the gorgeous campus where you’ll prepare for a successful life.

Your Discover IU Day will start at our Office of Admissions Welcome Center in beautiful Ernie Pyle Hall.

Students walking on campus

Ways to explore

We are now scheduling limited guided tours of campus for admitted students. IU Bloomington takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. All visitors to campus must adhere to guidelines and personal precautions required for Indiana University community members, as well as any applicable travel restrictions.

Small, outdoor-only guided tours for admitted students and up to two registered guests will follow these guidelines:

  • Registration in advance of your arrival on campus is required. Students and guests who are not pre-registered in advance of the session will not be permitted to join the tour.
  • Campus walking tours will remain outdoors. Please ensure you check the forecast and prepare for the weather.
  • Public health and safety concerns could require the cancellation of your campus tour. You will be notified as soon as possible in the event of a cancellation of your scheduled tour.
  • Before arriving on campus, visitors must take a temperature check and self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. A person who has COVID-19 symptoms or who is being treated for COVID-19 or potential COVID-19 may not visit campus.
  • While on campus, visitors must follow all of the on-campus guidance applicable to members of the IU community, including required masks, physical distancing, hygiene, and staying home if ill. Masks must be worn at all times throughout the tour.
  • Because campus tours will be outdoors, they will not include information sessions with our academic schools and colleges. Explore our virtual visit options for students to connect with academic programs, involvement opportunities, and more.

If a guided tour is not an option for you or if you’re not an admitted student, consider some of these other fun ways to explore Indiana University. While in Bloomington, enjoy a driving tour of campus or a self-guided walking tour. If you aren’t in the area, you can experience the impressive IU campus with our virtual tours. Discover what IU has to offer and why you belong here.

Register for a guided tour

Plan your visit

For the most informative visit, we recommend attending:

  • A group information session that includes an overview of our admission process and standards; information about IU’s academic, cultural, and social opportunities; and answers to your questions at the end of the session.
  • A campus tour, led by current students.
  • A meeting with a representative in your academic area (or areas) of interest. Held on weekdays, these sessions are on different days for different schools, so check our campus visit calendar to find your ideal session.

You can schedule online or call 812-855-0661. If you’re scheduling your visit less than one week in advance, you must schedule over the phone.