The evolution of IU spirit wear

The cream and crimson colors have been a staple throughout IU history.

Here's what you might find at IU Archives

The archive has collected papers, photographs and other items from the past 200 years.

Hoagy Carmichael, other IU performers

A look at IU’s most notable composers, instrumentalists, singers, actors and producers.


Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

Big Red 200 Dedication Ceremony
10:00 a.m.
2709 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405

Inaugural Ringing of the Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon
11:45 a.m.
IU Arboretum, Bloomington, IN 47405

200th Anniversary Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall), 601 E. Kirkwood Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405

An Evening with Viola Davis
12:00 p.m.
1001 E 17th St, Bloomington, IN 47408

200th Anniversary Dinner
5:30 p.m.
501 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405

Brawls: IU’s first athletic competition

The intramural competitions died out at the end of the 1920s.

Bicentennial Medals showcase past, future

“Anyone who receives a medal is getting a piece of IU history,” Hackerd said.

McRobbie on Bicentennial's meaning

President McRobbie writes about IU's bicentennial in a letter to the editor.

Viola Davis to speak at Bicentennial

She will deliver the keynote speech for IU’s Day of Commemoration.


5 students who left before graduating

Some of these people are the namesake of various IU buildings.

Art collection examines past, future

The collection includes historical art and new murals.

A look into the IU Archives

Personal accounts of IU's history can be discovered at IU Archives.

OPINION: Where did IU's riots go?

IU was once a hotbed for student-led protests. What happened?


Provost Robel: IU 'from A to Z'

Provost Robel shares a poem celebrating parts of IU 'from A to Z.'

Here's how IU started two centuries ago

Throughout IU’s history IU students, staff and alumni can see impressive progress since 1820.

Fine arts presents New + Next exhibit

This exhibit showcases faculty artwork.

A brief list of Hoosier sporting history

The first organized sports teams were founded at IU in the late 1800s.

Notable IU athletes through the years

Two-time gold medal winner Lilly King graduated from IU last year.

Bicentennial events honor IU history

Bicentennial events involve a supercomputer, bell tower, speaker and art unveilings.

OPINION: Bicentennial brings in billions, but all for who?

After more than $3 billion raised, IU's bicentennial prompts questions.

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