Mini University

An IU education doesn’t end at graduation

Mini University is an opportunity for adults of all ages—IU alum or not—to return to the classroom without the homework or tests! This enriching, weeklong experience takes place every year on the IU Bloomington campus, and is led by IU’s world-class faculty and experts.

At Mini U, you’ll attend up to 15 classes from an offering of more than 100 noncredit courses that highlight a wide variety of topics and cater to the interests of all lifelong learners.

In between sessions, connect with your fellow classmates over lunch, tour the newly renovated art museum, or explore the heart of downtown Bloomington, Ind.

Status of Mini University in light of COVID-19

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our attendees and staff. As we look forward to events in the coming weeks and months, we are, of course, focusing on the potential threat of COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation through a number of sources, including, which details IU’s response.

At this time, we have decided to cancel Mini University 2020.

If you registered for this event, we will notify you via email or another appropriate method to provide you with a full refund.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a virtual, online version of Mini University 2020 in lieu of our traditional in-person event. We will update this webpage as more information becomes available about that program.


Contact us at or 812-855-9335.

For one week I am exposed to a wide variety of topics and am mentally energized. What else could you ask for?

Elizabeth Tanis, Mini University attendee

Want to relive past Mini Universities? Checkout the albums on Flickr!

Join us for a future Mini U

  • June 13–18, 2021 (Mini U’s 50th Anniversary)
  • June 12–17, 2022
  • June 11–16, 2023
  • June 9–14, 2024
  • June 8–13, 2025


For more information about Mini University, please contact Lifelong Learning at or 812-855-9335.