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 by connecting with us, at one of the virtual diversity programs below. These events also present a variety of opportunities to talk with current Hoosiers, meet other prospective students, or engage with staff like Khala Granville 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 at kgranvil@indiana.edu.

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

Explore IU

October 20, 2020

Explore IU is a unique visit day program for historically underrepresented juniors and seniors to interact with faculty, staff and students at IU. This program features several workshops aimed at showcasing support services and lifting up URM student experiences in and out of the classroom. For Fall 2020, this workshop will be held virtually and feature some pre-workshop resources to connect prospective students to faculty and academic resources.

Ready IU

December 2020–January 2021

Students in grades 9–11 are invited to use this new, online college preparation curriculum. Ready IU features courses on application and scholarship essay writing, college application tips, and preparing for a successful start to your college planning.

Learn more

Reach IU

February 8, 2021

Students in grades 8–10 are invited to attend Reach IU. This program introduces students and their parents to the many academic, social, and cultural opportunities at IU Bloomington. Scheduled activities include a career exploration workshop, parent workshop, and resource fair. For the 2020–2021 academic year, Reach IU will be held as a virtual curriculum for students.

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.

Level Up

Summer 2021

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.

IU Precollege Day

Fall 2021

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.