Bucket List You Can Be Proud Of

Hoosiers! Hope your first two weeks of school have been amazingly pleasant! Now, I know a lot of you are wondering what is there to do after Welcome Week. Well, I have some options for you to consider.

A fun Welcome Week 2012 snapshot photo:

Here are some places and events around Bloomington, IN (on-campus and off campus) that you must check-out:

1. On-campus

  • Sample Gates
  • IU Auditorium
  • IU Cinema
  • IU Art Museum
  • Lilly Library
  • Mathers Museum of World Cultures
  • Assembly Hall
  • Memorial Stadium
  • SRSC and HPER Wildermuth Intramural Center
  • IU Health Center
  • Cultural centers
  • Lil 5 (2012)
  • Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
  • Showalter Fountain
  • Dunn Meadow
  • Arboretum
  • IU Dance Marathon

2. Off-campus

  • Taste of Bloomington
  • Monroe County Fair
  • Monroe County Public Library
  • Wonderlab Musuem
  • Kirkwood Avenue
  • College Mall
  • Bloomington Farmer's Market
  • Lotus and Worlds Art Festival
  • International cuisine (4th Street)
  • GLOWFEST 2012

Those are just a few of the many places and events you can explore, learn, or take friends to because you all want to be a true Hoosier and have some fun, I know!

Here are some of my Hoosier Highlights at Indiana University Bloomington so far!

  1. Working Summer New Student Orientation as a Program Assistant
  2. Getting involved with Teter Student Government (Board of Programmers)
  3. Getting involved with the IU Student Foundation, IU Student Alumni Association, and Red Cross Club
  4. Watching Hoosier Men’s Basketball
  5. Welcome Week 2011
  6. Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Leadership Conference (GLACURH) 2011
  7. Little 500
  8. Bradford Woods Retreat
  9. Zumbathon for Girls Inc.
  10. Raas Royalty 2012
  11. Taste of Little 5
  12. Night at the Track
  13. INCrowd by FYEP
  14. Homecoming Week 2011
  15. Mathers Museum Field Trip
  16. Welcome Week 2012
  17. More to come in the future ......

By investing yourself outside of academics, you can mature and gain knowledge about how to be an independent adult and be the person you've always wanted to be without someone else telling you what you can't or can do in life. Just remember, don't be afraid to explore Bloomington and develop friendships while in college because everything you do right now makes up a chapter in your unique life that will forever help you later in the future.

About The Author
Kevin KingProud Hoosier Alumni, Warsaw IN, Class of 2015

Hello! I am known as Kevin to many of my fellow peers, friends, and family.

I am a recent college graduate of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, with duel minors in Political Science and International Studies along with a Political & Civic Engagement certificate.

My college life was filled with academics and extracurricular activities, but especially as a senior.  I was heavily involved with the following campus organizations/departments: Residential Programs & ServicesFirst Year Experience, Student Peace Alliance, and the Office of Student Life and Learning. Finally, I was a student blogger for WeAreIU.com for three years.

Fun fact: I have worked Summer New Student Orientation twice as a Program Assistant!

Stay true and have fun Hoosiers!