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!

  • Ray Hootman

    Ray Hootman
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Masters in Voice Performance with a Graduate Certificate in Vocology

    Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place on campus is the amphitheater. It’s in such a pretty part of campus sitting next to the Bryan House gardens and looking over the bridges. Throughout the year they host events like jazz and interpretive dance shows as well as late night movies.

  • Sophie Louthain

    Sophie Louthain
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Psychology with minors in Dance and Counseling

    Favorite Place on Campus: The Indiana Memorial Union is my favorite place on campus because there are always things going on!
  • Mckenna Love

    Mckenna Love
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

    Favorite Place on Campus: The IMU is my favorite place on campus because there's so much to do. It's a cool place to hang out in between classes, and I love the various activities that are available.

  • Mina Shelby

    Mina Shelby
    Graduate Assistant
    Major: Master of Art Education (MSEd)

    Favorite Place on Campus: I love sitting by Showalter Fountain on a warm sunny day. It makes me reminisce about slow afternoons in Italy and France. I sit with my feet in the fountain and watch the wind catch the water in a floating mist.

  • Reilly Smith

    Reilly Smith
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Arts Management

    Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place on campus is Showalter Fountain. It's such a nice place to sit and just people-watch, especially in the summer when it's hot and the water from the fountain is nice and cool. 

  • Leigha Stephney-Sullivan

    Leigha Stephney-Sullivan
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Masters of Medical Science (MSMS)

    Favorite Place on Campus: The Chemistry building because it is shaped like the periodic table and I think that’s really cool.

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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.