Celebrate your success

The Office of University Events has the honor of overseeing and participating in some of Indiana University’s most treasured occasions, including Freshman Induction, Commencement, awards ceremonies, building dedications, and many others. We warmly invite you to join us for the festivities.

IU President Michale McRobbie speaks at Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

Indiana University confers upon its most academically distinguished undergraduates the designation of Founders Scholar. These students are honored at an annual event, the IU Bloomington Honors Convocation. 

The Honors Convocation will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.

Find out more about Honors Convocation

IU's 200th Anniversary

Monday, January 20, 2020

We will commemorate the university's 200th anniversary and Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a public event featuring a major speaker on the Bloomington campus. Anniversary events include dedications of the new IU Bloomington history mural panels in Wright Quad and the newly commissioned "Lux et Veritas" paintings in Presidents Hall, as well as the ceremonial first ringing of the bells in the newly renovated Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon.

Other events and activities will take place on all IU campuses, and will be announced as the year develops.

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The audience at Freshman Induction

Freshman Induction

Freshman Induction is a key component of the first day of Welcome Week. Along with two other important events during a student’s years at IU—the annual IU Bloomington Honors Convocation and Commencement—it is a celebration of academic aspirations and success.

The 2020–21 Freshman Induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Learn more about the Freshman Induction Ceremony

About us

The Office of University Events reports to the Office of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing under the leadership of Brad Wheeler, IU’s Vice President for Communications and Marketing. We create IU’s premier events.

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