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—minus homework, tests, and the dreaded pop quiz. This enriching, weeklong experience takes place every year on the IU Bloomington campus and is led by the university’s world-class faculty and staff.

Mini University 2022

Registration is now open for Mini U 2022. We could not be more excited to return to campus for this one-of-a-kind week. Join us June 12–17 in Bloomington, Ind., for our in-person, 50th anniversary celebration of Mini University!

Register for Mini University

Some of the classes we have planned include:

  • From Dixie to Swing: Traditional Styles Anchoring Jazz’s Mainstream
  • The Internet of Things
  • Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in Rural Indiana
  • Medicare for All—Should We Go Down That Road?
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The 10 Greatest Espionage Cases of the Last 100 Years
  • Learning about Microbiology from the Honeybee

Hotel accommodations

Mini University attendees are responsible for making their own accommodations.

Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel

The IMU Biddle Hotel is currently sold out. To be added to a waitlist or to check your reservation status, contact the reservations office at 800-209-8145.

The following hotels have room blocks available on a first come, first serve basis:

Hilton Garden Inn

Phone: 812-331-1335

The Graduate

Phone: 812-994-0500
Code: IU Mini University

Travel with peace of mind—our partner, USI Travel Insurance, offers a variety of options to protect your plans. Learn more 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

Show your support

Mini University is supported by people like you who enjoy and appreciate one-of-a-kind opportunities specifically designed for lifelong learners. Thank you for recognizing the value that our program gives to the IU community and beyond.

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

Join us for a future Mini U

  • 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.