Winter College

A warm-weather learning escape

Join IU faculty members, alumni, and friends for an engaging and uplifting educational weekend in the warmth and sunshine of beautiful Naples, Florida. Each year, we gather for two days of learning, camaraderie, and IU hospitality near the beautiful breezy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Winter College taps the expertise of IU’s finest. Last year’s event featured James Madison, IU history professor emeritus, who took attendees back through 200 years of Indiana history; Michael Koryta, best-selling author and proud IU alum, who unpacked storytelling and suspense from a writer’s perspective; Beth Cate, an IU professor and expert on the law, who turned her eye to the future of the U.S. Supreme Court; and a number of other engaging presenters.

Winter College 2018

Winter College 2018 takes place Feb. 10–11, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, southwest Florida’s preeminent Gulf Coast retreat. Make plans now to attend this rewarding educational experience with fellow alumni and friends while celebrating the spirit of IU.

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Questions? Contact Amy Oakley at or 812-855-6120.

Satisfy Your Endless Curiosity

Winter College brings together IU people who share a passion for learning. View more photos from past Winter College weekends on Flickr!

A group of people stand side by side in front of palm trees, smiling at the camera
Two men in red look at a page in a blue binder
A group of people seated side by side hold Winter College certificates