Welcome Week and the renewal of IU traditions

Four years can go by before you know it, which makes tomorrow, the official start of “Welcome Week” at IU Bloomington, especially meaningful for those of us who’ve experienced past iterations of this time-honored tradition and appreciate just how special a day it is for our students, their families and their loved ones.

Rolling out the Big Red carpet

We’re still basking in the glow of Move In Day here at IU Bloomington and the fun, energy and excitement that comes with welcoming all of our new and returning students, their families and their loved ones to campus. As this video, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood IU Newsroom attests to, there truly is nothing like a […]

A big Btown welcome!

It’s hard to believe it’s back-to-school time in Bloomington – that time of year when those of us who stick around during the quiet summer months start to gear up for the impending onslaught of students arriving on campus, busier streets and sidewalks, louder, more crowded restaurants and, yes, fewer parking spaces. I admit, this […]

#IUsaidYes!

Call it the Big Red version of Charlie Brown opening his mailbox one day and—YES!!!—finding an actual Valentine’s Day card from the “Little Red-Haired Girl.” Putting a 21st-century, social media spin on the time-honored tradition of the college acceptance letter, staff at Indiana University have injected even more fun, energy and excitement into an already momentous […]

We’re social and you know it

Rankings are often subjective, we know. Still, it was nice to see IU Bloomington ranked as the No. 2 large school (and No. 6 overall) on a list of “The Top 100 Best and Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges,” recently published in the Huffington Post. Noting that many of today’s students are choosing colleges with “social […]

We’ve only just begun. Really.

We’re only a little more than 24 hours into a new academic year, but the Btown campus has been thoroughly buzzing for nearly a week. The fun and excitement began with last Wednesday’s Move-In Day and Freshman Induction ceremonies, and continued on through the next several days at CultureFest (until the rains came), the cream-and-crimson-filled […]

Move-In Day!

Nothing quite signals the energy and excitement of a new academic year at IU Bloomington than Move-In Day, when new students — with the help of their families, friends and loved ones — unpack and enter their new residences for the first time. True to this annual campus tradition, the official start to Welcome Week, […]