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.

Due to COVID-19, Mini U 2020 was held online. More than 1,000 people participated in the virtual learning experience—and for that, we’d like to say, “thank you.”

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Mini U’s 50th anniversary, taking place June 13–18, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

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.