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.

Please note: Alert regarding coronavirus

We want to keep our visitors updated with the latest information regarding IU's response to COVID-19. For information regarding IU’s planning and response to COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.iu.edu. As a result of the necessary discouragement of visitors to campus, the Office of Admissions is unfortunately canceling all visits and events through May 9, 2020. If you are scheduled to visit campus during this time, you will be notified that your visit is canceled and you will have the opportunity to reschedule for a later date.

Until you are able to join us on campus, we invite you to continue your exploration of IU and engagement with our campus community in other ways! Review the information below to learn more about academic opportunities, our beautiful campus, and more.

  • Take our virtual tour, which highlights 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.”

Reach IU

October and November 2019

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.

Explore IU

October 18, 2019

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 21–22, 2020

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

March and April 2020

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!

Choose IU

April 17–18, 2020

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.