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 without the homework or tests! This enriching, weeklong experience takes place every year on the IU Bloomington campus, and is led by IU’s world-class faculty and experts.

At Mini U, you’ll attend up to 15 classes from an offering of more than 100 noncredit courses that highlight a wide variety of topics and cater to the interests of all lifelong learners.

In between sessions, connect with your fellow classmates over dinner, catch a screening at the IU Cinema, embark on a campus tour, or explore the heart of downtown Bloomington, Ind.

Check back for Mini University 2020 registration details

Until then, peruse our 2019 class listings for a sampling of the courses we offer each summer.

Want to purchase travel insurance?

Consider a package with our partner Travel Insurance Select. All plans include 24/7 emergency and travel assistance services.

Have a change in plans?

Cancellations through May 31 incur a non-refundable $50 processing fee. After May 31, there will be no refunds for special event tickets and/or registration fees. Space for Mini U is limited. You will be notified by email or letter of your confirmation, or by phone if you are put on the waitlist.

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 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.