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, April 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.

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Unveiling of Portrait of Dottie Frapwell in the “Women of Indiana University” Exhibit

Join us for a first glimpse of a new painting, by Bloomington artist Ellen Starr Lyon, of Dorothy J. “Dottie” Frapwell. Frapwell is a former university counsel and was a member IU’s legal staff for more than 35 years, until her retirement in 2012. The portrait, which will become part of the “Women of Indiana University” exhibit in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), will be presented by IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie and Provost Lauren Robel on Monday, April 29, at 5 p.m., in Alumni Hall at the IMU.

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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 2019–20 Freshman Induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

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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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