About Us

The IU Visitor Information Center is unique in that it is staffed almost entirely by current undergraduate and graduate students. Being able to offer our guests a variety of perspectives, from a diverse group of students, is one of our greatest assets. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at iuvis@iu.edu or schedule a call with any of our student staff below!

  • Peyton LaVielle

    Peyton LaVielle
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Dayton, OH
    Major: Human Biology and Political Science

    Woman in STEM. Dancer. Political Activist. Tree Hugger. I love taking on challenges and stepping out of my comfort zone. 

    Schedule a call with me

  • Nicole Lekatsos

    Nicole Lekatsos
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
    Major: Informatics

    Down-to-Earth. Sociable. Movie enthusiast. Fashion lover. Excited to meet new people with all different backgrounds. 

    Schedule a call with me

  • Zahra Naderi

    Zahra Naderi
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    Medical Student. Originally from Indianapolis. IU alum. Candle-obsessed. Thankful to be in Bloomington for my training as a future physician.

  • Nina Riber

    Nina Riber
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Major: Marketing; Minor: Apparel Merchandising

    Crafter. Stylist. Planner. Chatterbox. Christmas fanatic. I love connecting with and befriending people everywhere I go!

  • Mina Shelby

    Mina Shelby
    Graduate Assistant
    Hometown: Rockville, Indiana
    Major: Art Education

    Artist. Mother. Rom com gal. Nature lover. I'm a sucker for a vista, give me a picnic and a wide open view! 

  • Leigha Stephney-Sullivan

    Leigha Stephney-Sullivan
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Bloomington, IN
    Major: Psychology

    Student. Scientist. Future doctor. Feminist. People Person. Harry Potter Fanatic. Dancer. I love to learn new things and teach people.

    Schedule a call with me

Connect With Us

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to rent a car for my visit?

    It is not necessary that you rent a car for your visit. IU and Bloomington have a great bus system, and the community is extremely pedestrian and bike friendly.

  • When can I go on a self-guided tour?

    You can take a self-guided tour whenever your schedule permits. There are self-guided tour brochures that you can access on our website, or you can stop in our office to pick up the information.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me for the tour?

    Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended for the campus tour. You may also want to check the forecast to get an idea of the current weather in Bloomington.

  • Where is the bookstore?

    The IU Bookstore is located in the Indiana Memorial Union. There is also a Varsity Shop on the corner of Kirkwood and Indiana Avenues.