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A Campus Full of Exciting Opportunities

The beauty of IU Bloomington is that whether you're in the mood to explore profound ideas, attend an interesting event, or hang out with friends, there's always something to do.

Classes in hundreds of different majors are just the start of the opportunities at Indiana University. IU students also excel in research labs, in art galleries, and on stage, and they can explore their diverse interests through an amazing variety of student activities. When they have down time, they exercise at the SRSC, meet up with friends at the Indiana Memorial Union, enjoy concerts in Dunn Meadow, and much, much more.

Campus Resources

IU Bloomington is a large campus with vast student resources. Knowing where to go and whom to ask when you need assistance will enrich your IU experience and ensure you never feel alone. Take advantage of the following IU support and safety services, and be sure to save essential numbers and addresses in your cell phone or a handy contact list.

Campus Policies and Student Rights
General Resources
OneStart
Web-based portal that provides a common front door to online IU services
Student Central on Union
Financial aid and class registration
Campus Card Services
University ID cards
Hoosier Help Online (H2O)
Many essential IU resources and FAQs
Safety and Emergency Preparedness
International, Diversity, and Family Resources

Cultural Centers and Activities

Asian Culture Center
A home for all students interested in Asian cultures, offering educational support and cultural events
First Nations Educational and Cultural Center
Center for First Nations, Indigenous, and the non-Native ally community who support Natives and Native culture
Latino Cultural Center (La Casa)
Community, academic, and service programs to promote understanding of Latino/Latina culture
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Educational, cultural, and social programs promoting awareness about the black experience
Student Groups
Contact information for the more than 60 international student groups on campus
Bloomington Worldwide Friendship
Matches international students with Bloomington residents to form friendships

Campus Events and News

Special lectures, performances, and activities take place in every corner of campus. Be sure not to miss out on exciting IU events. Our award-winning student journalists cover campus stories every day in the Indiana Daily Student, in print and online.

Indiana Daily Student (IDS)
IU student newspaper online
IU Bloomington Events Calendar
From arts and entertainment to student activities
IU Traditions
A rundown of IU's most important and popular events

Information Technology and Computing

The size of nearly six NCAA basketball courts, the Information Commons in the Herman B Wells Library is a popular gathering place for students. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the IC features 350 individual and group-configured workstations, wireless networking, a multimedia production lab, and round-the-clock computing consultants. Students can borrow laptops, digital cameras, and video cameras.

Information Commons
Technology resources and other services for undergraduates
Herman B Wells Library
Services and hours for this building, which holds 4.6 million volumes
Knowledge Base
Award-winning database of answers to computing questions
OneStart
Web-based portal that provides a common front door to online IU services
Computer Buying Guide
Deals, recommendations, and information about operating systems
Computing News and Events
Press releases, IT spotlight, IT@IU
IT Training and Education
Instructor-led and self-study computing classes
IUware Online
Free software you can download
Services and Support
Computing accounts, administration, and assistance
Student Technology Centers (STCs)
Campus computer labs offering up-to-date tools and expert consultants

Indiana Memorial Union

It will take you years to discover everything the Indiana Memorial Union has to offer, so get started now. The Union is more than just a place to gather, eat, and study. It is one of the largest college unions in the world, and houses six dining areas, three snack shops, a coffee shop, a three-story bookstore, a credit union, a 187-room hotel, a copy center, a computer lab, a movie theater and auditorium, a hair salon, a bowling alley, a billiards room, an art gallery, photography and ceramics studios, an outdoor adventure center, student organization offices, and more.

Dunn Meadow is a sprawling green space in front of the Union where students relax, walk dogs, and play Frisbee. Students can also host group call-outs, fairs, festivals, and concerts here.

Indiana Memorial Union
Information about shopping, dining, and things to do
Back Alley
Billiards, bowling, and more in the Indiana Memorial Union
Outdoor Adventures
Student trips and equipment rentals
Union Board
The largest student programming organization on campus

Working on Campus

Thousands of IU students work in part-time jobs on campus. Work-study jobs are also available for students who qualify for this type of need-based financial aid. Work as a lab assistant, an office receptionist, a library aide, a daycare assistant, or a food server. Internships are also available through our career services centers.

Find Jobs and Internships
List of on-campus and Bloomington-area work-study and non-work-study positions
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Work-study information