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, film screenings, summer theater productions, and other social gatherings around vibrant Bloomington.

Registration for Mini University 2020 will open late February.

Check back for details about our special Bicentennial Mini U program, in celebration of Indiana University’s 200th anniversary. Until then, peruse our 2019 class listing for a better idea of what courses we offer each summer. 

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 7–12, 2020 (IU’s Bicentennial)
  • June 12–18, 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.