#8. Visit Wonderlab
Wonderlab is a really cool interactive science museum - kind of like a mini version of the Children’s museum. They have live animals, science exhibits, and an entire room filled with bubble machines! Definitely still fun for college kids - and within walking distance from Kirkwood. It’s only $7, and $5 if you get a group.
#7. Tailgate before an IU football game
Our football team might not be the greatest, but as Hoosiers say, WE’VE NEVER LOST A TAILGATE! Most people don’t even make it to the game, once they’ve hit the tailgate fields…
#6. Protest Brother Jed (and all the other...
Occasionally you will see people like this hanging out in Bloomington, either on Kirkwood or outside of Woodburn Hall. They like to tell us that we are all going to hell for one reason or another. Whether you believe in women’s rights, practice another religion, or enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, Brother Jed would like to warn you that you’re doomed. These talks always...
#5. Go to the Student Involvement Fair
IU has over 700 student organizations in just about every category you could imagine. The Student Involvement Fair, which occurs during the first week of classes, is a fantastic opportunity to see what’s really out there. Who knows, you might end up trying something new and meeting your best friends here!
#4. Eat late-night sushi at Z & C
Located on Kirkwood, Z & C Sushi and Terikayi is an under-appreciated gem of Bloomington nightlife. They’re conveniently located next to the bars, they’re open until 3am, and they’re ridiculously cheap (a big bowl of teriyaki and rice is only $5). The best drunk food you will find here.
#3. Swim in the Showalter Fountain
Clothing optional. Just make sure it’s warm out, and don’t do it during Little 5 or you’ll get arrested.
#2. Kiss in the Rose Well House at midnight
An ancient IU tradition, going back to when boys and girls lived in separate dorms and had to sneak out to see each other. You’re not a true co-ed until you’ve been kissed in the Rose Well House at midnight!
#1. Watch the Art Museum lights at night
This is always one of the first stops on everyone’s bucket list. It’s so calming and pretty…and you definitely don’t want to be sober for it.