Mini University

An IU education doesn’t end at graduation

Any lifelong learner—IU alum or not—will appreciate hearing the unique and intriguing new ideas from IU’s most provocative and interesting faculty during this weeklong, award-winning event.

At Mini University, you’ll join hundreds of classmates at the Indiana Memorial Union, where you can choose to attend up to 15 classes from the more than 100 noncredit classes available. And there’s plenty happening outside the classroom, including dinners at the Union, behind the scenes tours, exclusive film screenings, summer theater productions, and other social gatherings around vibrant Bloomington.

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
Rows of people sit facing a podium, where a man in a plaid suit jacket stands
A blonde woman speaks to three older women in a pink room
A group of people stands in a circle around a green-shirted woman speaking
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2017 Mini University

With classes ranging from “Head in the Clouds: Why Does It Rain?” to “Presidential Polling 2016: What Went Wrong?,” you will find topics you are passionate about or an opportunity to learn a new skill. Download the 2017 class listing to browse more than 100 titles offered by IU faculty and experts. Excited about attending Mini U, June 11–16? Check out the suggested reading list to get yourself up to speed before classes start.


Were sorry, Mini University is sold out. If you’d like to be added to the 2017 wait list, contact Amy Oakley at aoakley@iu.edu or 812-855-6120. More information about 2017 Mini U is available on the IUAA event calendar.

Join us for a future Mini U

  • June 10–15, 2018
  • June 9–14, 2019
  • June 7–12, 2020