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.

Registration for the 2018 Mini University is now full.

A wait list has been started and individuals will be added as space becomes available. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Lifelong Learning at: (812) 855-9335 or email at

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
A large group of people wearing red and white stand on the steps of a limestone building with their arms in the air

2018 Mini University

With out-of-this-world classes ranging from “The Art of Astronomy: Images of the Universe” to “The Dark Side of the Star: Hollywood Icons in Disturbing Roles,” you’ll find topics you're passionate about or that provide an opportunity to learn a new skill. Make sure to take a look at the class listing for Mini U 2018 and the 2018 suggested reading list.

Keep an eye on the IUAA Events page for updates on Mini U 2018! For any questions, please contact Lifelong Learning at or 812-855-9935.

Join us for a future Mini U

  • June 9–14, 2019
  • June 7–12, 2020