Plan & Schedule a Visit
When you visit the Kelley School, you can sit in on a class, meet Kelley students and faculty members, take a tour of the school and IU's campus, and talk with our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Services staff.
Prospective students, plan your visit to see firsthand the benefits our Undergraduate, MBA, and other programs offer you. Whenever you plan to visit, be sure you leave plenty of time to explore everything Bloomington and IU have to offer.
In addition to the information below, check out these sites for help planning your visit:
- See what makes Bloomington and IU so special.
- Take an online tour of IU Bloomington.
- Arrange a campus tour through the IU Visitor Information Center.
- Browse a list of IU Bloomington events.
- Get even more information about lodging and life in Bloomington at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
- See everything else Indiana has to offer.
A trip to IU and Bloomington is nice any time of year. And even on Bloomington’s always full calendar, a few events stand out as particularly distinctive, representative of our community, and fun.
- Little 500 weekend (late April):
Called the “World’s Greatest College Weekend,” this event centers on the Little 500 bicycle races to raise money for student scholarships. Little 5 is televised nationally every year, and it was featured in the 1979 Academy Award–winning film Breaking Away.
- Commencement (early May and mid-December):
If you have a friend or family member graduating, make your hotel reservations as early as possible, especially for the larger May Commencement. (Some people reserve rooms a year or more in advance.)
- Bloomington Early Music Festival (late May):
The only festival of its kind in the Midwest, the festival celebrates medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and classical music through performances and educational events.
- Taste of Bloomington (mid- to late June):
Go from stand to stand and sample Bloomington’s delicious and diverse cuisine. Make sure to come on an empty stomach.
- Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts (Labor Day weekend):
- Artisans and craftspeople from throughout the country line Fourth Street, displaying and selling just about any form of art you could imagine. A great way to kick off the academic year.
- Freshman Family Weekend (mid-September) andParents Weekend (early November):
- Great opportunities to visit your Kelley student and see all that IU and Bloomington have to offer.
- Lotus World Music and Arts Festival (late September/early October):
- Artists from all over the world come to Bloomington to share their music and art. You’ll be amazed at the variety of music and incredible talent on display.
- Homecoming (late October):
School spirit is at its peak during Homecoming, a popular time for alumni to return to campus with pep rallies, tailgating, and a football game against a Big Ten rival.
The Bloomington area offers a variety of lodging options, so you can stay in comfort no matter what you prefer. The Biddle Hotel is right on campus at the Indiana Memorial Union. Other options range from national chains to bed and breakfasts to cabins, guesthouses, and campgrounds.
Learn more from the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Kelley School is located on the corner of Tenth Street and Fee Lane (see detail map below). By taking a look at the IU Bloomington campus map, you'll notice that Kelley’s location is in the heart of IU, and that Bloomington and IU flow together. (Interested in learning more about where Bloomington is located in relation to other U.S. cities? Find out here: Where is Bloomington?)
Get personalized directions from Google Maps. Type your address in the empty box and click “Get Directions.”
Starting Monday, May 14, 2012, Fee Lane will be closed to thru traffic from Law Lane south to 10th Street. Use Law Lane and Jordan Avenue as your best detour routes.
When visiting the Kelley School, park in the Fee Lane parking garage on the corner of Eleventh Street and Fee Lane, just north of the Godfrey Center. There is a fee to park in the garage from 7 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday. Parking is free from 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday.
Elsewhere on IU’s campus, you can park in other parking garages, pay lots, or at parking meters. You may also purchase a temporary parking permit from Parking Operations—call (812) 855-9848 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bloomington Shuttle Service offers round-trip transportation between Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington nine times per day, seven days a week. Call (800) 589-6004 or (812) 332-6004.
The following limousine services also offer round-trip transportation between the airport and Bloomington: Carey Indiana, (800) 888-4639; Classic Touch Limousine Service, (812) 339-7269; Signature Limousine, (800) 589-6004 or (812) 332-6004.
Yellow Cab taxis are available for hire. Call (812) 339-9744.
Bloomington and IU are also very pedestrian- and bike-friendly.