Diversity Programs

Exclusive opportunities to experience IU Bloomington

You can read all about our culturally rich community, spirited student life, and academic opportunities, but the best way to learn about IU is in person, at one of the diversity programs below. These events also present a variety of opportunities to talk with current Hoosiers, meet other prospective students, or connect with staff like Khala Granville Ashaolu from the Office of Admissions.

All these events are by invitation only and require a reservation. Questions? Please call 812-855-0661 or email Khala Granville Ashaolu at kgranvil@indiana.edu.

COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve around the country we are continuously looking for ways to help you connect with IU. For information regarding IU’s fall 2020 planning in response to COVID-19, please read our fall 2020 FAQs and visit fall2020.iu.edu. As our students will be moving in over the coming weeks and beginning their fall classes, the Office of Admissions will not be hosting any campus visit programs or events through September 30, 2020.

Until we can invite visitors to campus, we encourage you to explore our many virtual visit options. These options include opportunities to learn more about the academic programs IU has to offer, engage with our beautiful campus from wherever you are, and more.

  • Take our virtual tour or our driving tour, to experience key spots on campus.
  • Learn about your school of interest and reach out to them for more information.
  • Research your major to learn about the academic opportunities waiting for you at IU Bloomington.
  • Contact your personal admission counselor, who is here to answer any questions you have about enrolling or the college search process.

Dajah Humbert was determined to go to a college outside of Indiana until she attended a Red Carpet Day at IU and was invited to the “Lunch with Larry and Campus Partners” program. At the luncheon, she met other prospective and current students and IU staff members. She even learned about a wonderful scholarship opportunity with Hudson and Holland. According to Dajah, “If I did not attend ‘Lunch with Larry,’ I would never have gotten that amazing scholarship.”

Level Up

Summer Series 2020

This monthly series of virtual workshops for parents and families of admitted underrepresented students provides ways to learn more about what IU has to offer—without leaving your home. Learn how to support your student, help them manage finances, interact with faculty as a parent, and get your student involved on campus. Join us starting in May.

Reach IU

Fall 2020, Fort Wayne and Lake County

Spring 2021, Indianapolis and Bloomington

Students in grades 8–10 are invited to attend Reach IU. At this free college- and career-planning workshop, students will explore college majors and campus resources, hear from current IU students, discover their strengths, and develop a career plan. Events will take place in Indianapolis, Lake County, Fort Wayne, and Bloomington.

IU Precollege Day

Fall 2020

IU offers dozens of precollege programs for middle school and high school students. Join us for IU Precollege Day to learn more about our range of offerings, from summer camps to year-round programs.

Explore IU

October 2020

Explore IU is a unique opportunity for historically underrepresented juniors and seniors. IU faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to share information, provide guidance for college preparation, and answer questions about admission to Indiana University. Lunch, entertainment, and special workshops will be provided.

IU Family Receptions

February 2021

Held in northwest Indiana, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, these events are for admitted students and their families. You’ll have an informal meal with IU alumni, students, faculty, and staff—a great chance to ask questions and get advice on preparing for and succeeding at IU.

Red Carpet Day Luncheons

Spring 2021

Admitted students and their guests are invited to lunch as part of the Red Carpet Day experience. Campus partners, Office of Admissions staff, and current IU students will be available to answer your questions as you finalize your college plans! More information will be available soon.

Choose IU

Spring 2021

This program is for admitted minority students. You’ll hang out with current IU students, meet potential classmates, and find out about orientation. You’ll also learn about academics, culture, student organizations, and other aspects of IU life. More information will be available soon.