Indiana University's first worldwide event, IU Day, kicks off at midnight

  • April 11, 2016


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- April 12 is IU Day. Indiana University’s first 24-hour worldwide celebration of all things IU will kick off at midnight.

IU Day will feature a lineup of famous IU alumni; an IU-themed trivia game, personality quiz and crossword puzzle; short, entertaining videos covering topics as varied as sci-fi technologies we are likely to see in our lifetime, medical myths, the likelihood of a zombie apocalypse and the future of fashion; giving challenges; special announcements of gifts to IU; and more.

Students will be engaging in IU Day in different ways on each campus. For example, the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU Bloomington campuses are hosting scavenger hunts, highlighting parts of campus made possible through philanthropy, and IU South Bend students will be able to participate in the “Pie Your Prof” event.

Also, live-streamed from the IU Cinema in Bloomington, “Breaking Bad and “Better Call Saul actor and IU alumnus Jonathan Banks will reflect on his career and his time at IU answering real-time, Twitter-submitted questions at 6 p.m.

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All who love IU are encouraged to add to the IU Day story with photos and IU memories using the hashtag #IUday.

Those inspired to give on IU Day will have new choices, with more than 40 IU programs hosting IU Crowdfunding campaigns that directly support student scholarships, programming and more. Gifts can also be made at  

IU Day will showcase people, places and discoveries made possible through philanthropy. Follow along as faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends around the world demonstrate how every gift to IU has and will continue to advance IU’s mission to improve lives through higher education.

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Mark Land

Associate vice president, IU Communications