Red Carpet Days

IU Red Carpet Days. Time to kick the tires and hopefully get a good idea as to whether you can see yourself as a future Hoosier!

As you plan to make your visit to Bloomington, here are a few articles and stories from current IU students that will make your visit even more rewarding. There are articles about the "official" visit, places to eat in Bloomington, several different academic programs, and even some reviews of all of the residence halls.

We hope you find your Red Carpet Day visit everything that you are expecting, and more! Be sure to check out all of the social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine at the #IURCD tagboardand include the #IURCD hashtag in all of your social media posts, too.

See you in Bloomington.

What to take away from College Visits

Oh the joy of looking at different college campuses!  I remember touring different campuses like it was yesterday!  I only toured three schools, all in Indiana, because I wanted a school close to home (Northwest Indiana).  When I did my college visits, I scheduled them on the same weekend.  It was...

 
Campus Visits: Red Carpet Days

I went on an official IU campus tour during my junior year of high school and I had been to IU many other times to visit friends so I felt like I knew the campus well and didn't need/want to attend one of the Red Carpet Days. I wish I had though because it sounds useful and fun and hey you get to...

 
Deciding and Preparing to Come to IU from Out of State

Deciding to be a Hoosier

My decision to attend IU wasn't an easy one. It felt strange picking a school so far away and with only four of my one hundred and twenty classmates choosing big ten schools, it felt even stranger. Ultimately, though, its ok to feel strange. Something happened when I got on...

 
Tasty Tuesday at IU: Yogi’s Grill & Bar Review

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As an NFL fan in university housing,Thursday night games have become something of a problem for me. Thursday night games are broadcasted exclusively on the NFL Network, which is not provided on the university’s cable package. However, this also gives me the opportunity to explore new places to eat...

 
Tasty Tuesday: Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream

You can eat all the Flamingo Grill burgers you want, but it can’t compare to a burger made in a real restaurant. No offense RPS food services. Luckily, Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream is the home of the best burgers in Bloomington, including the “Big Ugly Burger.”

Most places weigh the beef before...

 
The Best Bathrooms in Bloomington (A Restaurant Review)

After living in Bloomington for almost two months, I've discovered the best way to judge a restaurant: the uniqueness of their bathroom. As weird as that sounds, it's true! The best places I've eaten at so far have had the coolest, most unique bathrooms I've ever been in before, and I'd like to...

 
Why I Chose IU

Hopefully by now you know where you are going to attend school in the fall. However, if you are anything like me, and answers to your major life decisions do not just fall from the sky, then you still might be exploring your options. The college quest is not an easy one, but the last days of high...

 
Favorite Food Places in Bloomington
 
Diners, drive-ins, and dives: Bloomington edition

Whether you're in Bloomington for your freshman orientation, various athletic camps, taking classes or just sight-seeing, one thing is for certain: you've gotta eat.  So, after peruising the best eateries in town during my freshman...

 
Loving College Life in Bloomington, IN

Hey Hoosiers! So, I have thought long and hard about what makes Bloomington, IN and the Indiana University Bloomington campus amazing in general! Here are five main reasons as to why it's a good environment for college students to be immersed in.

  • #1: Top Academic Programs with qualified, tenured...
 
My Top Picks for Eating Out in Bloomington

Hello everyone! 

I'm going to be completely honest: I hate cooking. And I hate cooking because, quite frankly, I can't cook. I even have a hard time making a decent turkey sandwich. I can never quite get the right amount of mayonnaise - it gets me every time. 

Any way, due to my depressing lack of...

 
Favorite Restaurants and Food Places in Bloomington

Bloomington has some great places to gather with friends, enjoy watching some IU sports on the big screens, and chow down on some awesome food, all at the same time. Honestly, it is what helps most of the IU students make it through the semester. Eating is such a social event. Bloomington has lots...

 
The Best Eats in Bloomington, Indiana

Currently, I am on Thanksgiving Break like many other Indiana University Bloomington students! All of us are probably enjoying the time off by catching up with family and eating some nice home cooked food. Now, this only occurs once a year, but that goes with any special holiday like Christmas and...

 
Restaurants That Should Be On Your Radar (for When Your Parents Come to Visit)

Bloomington has some of the best restaurants in the world! Fourth Street is known as "Restaurant Row" and has ethnic restaurants from all around the world! These restaurants are mostly in old renovated homes with makes for a unique experience. 

Here are the best restaurants to take parents (or for...

 
Best IU resturants to take your parents..and their wallets!

I like to eat and fortunately, so does my family!

I look forward to my parents visit with happiness, hiding my last five dollars and loosening the belt. When Mom and Dad come the agenda is planned in among how many restaurants we can fit into one day, including coffee stops at Starbucks and The...

 
OMNOMNOM- aka the best places to go eat in B-town

So here you are- your parents are visiting and this is your chance to get out of the food court and eat some real grub. Heres my list of favorite places to eat with friends and family!! 

So, fancy first!  1- FARM- OH MY GOODNESS THIS PLACE IS INCREDIBLE

I only discovered this little gem this year...

 
The Freshman Guide: Picking Your Dorm/Neighborhood

First of all, I would like to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS ! If you're reading this you've most likely made up your mind and decided to go to IU ! ( Woop Woop) I remember that day like yesterday ... ahh. But back to business.

Indiana University is composed of 4 neighborhoods : Northwest...
 
Your Ultimate IU Pizza Guide

I, like most college students, love my pizza. So here is a guide to all of the pizza places I know about in Bloomington. 

1) Aver's - This is by far my favorite pizza place in Bloomington. Once you try the Cream & Crimson, you'll never go back. (You'll also find yourself needing to go to the gym more...

 
Hidden Gems: The Best Little-Known Things to Do on the Weekends

1) Go to a free athletic event! My personal favorites are rugby games and soccer games (we won 3-0 in soccer on Friday night!). The games are fast-paced and full of great energy, especially for those of us who can't afford season basketball tickets but still want to cheer on our fellow Hoosiers!

2)...

 
IU Freshmen: Worried About What Dorm You Are Placed In? You Won't After Reading This.

The good news is, if you have a question, the kid next to you is probably wondering the same thing.  And the better news is, if you ask me, I’ll tell you everything I know.  Lately a lot of 2016 freshman have been asking for my opinion on dorms. 

This is not the freshman orientation version of the...

 
The Wonderful World of Bloomington

It had been awhile since I had decided to take a stroll down Kirkwood on a week night, so last Wednesday a few friends and I decided to enjoy the lovely weather and spend a few hours walking around downtown. There was all the usual hustle and bustle of the shops and restaurants, but a little farther...

 
The Many Things I Miss About IU and Btown

There are definitely a lot of things I miss about IU and Bloomington, so I'll share it in a list:

  • Dats (cajun restaurant on 4th Street)
  • KOK breadsticks
  • 2 am dance offs upstairs at Sports
  • Being super productive at Wells Library
  • Shopping on Kirkwood Avenue
  • $2 dolla Tuesdays at KOK
  • Brothers' Wednesday night...
 
Tips, Tricks, and Bloomington Gems

My sophomore year I wrote for an online publication concerning cool and unique things to do in Bloomington and on campus. Being from Bloomington I had a lot of tricks up my sleeve but this experience helped me find places, events, shops, and good eats that I had never discovered before. Before I...

 
The Five (Relatively) Hidden Gems of Bloomington
Here is my list of five hidden gems in Bloomington, Indiana:
  1. The Chocolate Moose. Located at 401 South Walnut Street, the Moose is a smallish stand that serves phenomenal ice cream and for us ladies, nonfat froyo. It's fun to walk there, especially this time of year, whether it's with a group of...
 
The Opera at IU: Albert Herring

American poet, Maya Angelou once stated, "I believe that every person is born with talent".  I wholeheartedly agree. However, when it came to distributing musical talent, the talent fairy skipped right over me.  I have a fair amount of talent: I am really good at making vegetables taste good,...

 
Make Sure To Love What You Study In College

All throughout high school, I was very comfortable and confident in everything I was doing. I was certain that I wanted to be a thrower on the track team, I was positive that I loved my calculus classes, and I was comfortable with my readiness to graduate. Now that I have reached the college campus,...

 
Pursuing and Blending Your Interests at IU

This past week, some fellow students and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a patten lecturer, a biophysicist and professor from Princeton named William Bialek. Being an ethnomusicology and journalism major, what inspired me to go is beyond me. Despite his prominence in the scientific world,...

 
Let Me Tell You How I Conquered Fears of Changing my Major
So Much Stress

The one thing that others could do that always stressed me out was changing your major over and over again. I hear stories from friends and classmates where they were in a major for as little as two months only to change it again, and it shocks me.

Because I went into college with a...

 
Considering journalism? Consider IU!

Are you considering a major in journalism? Then look no further than Bloomington, Indiana!

Education Portal listed IU as one of the 10 best journalism schools in the entire country. The IU School of Journalism, with its prestige and all its opportunities, was one of the main factors that drew me to...

 
What's an Informatics Major at IU?

Hey Hoosiers!

I get this question a lot: "what do you mean you are an Informatics major?" And, well, I usually wind up attempting to give a short and sweet answer as quickly as possible; however, in all honesty, an Informatics major is so much!

The major of Informatics is in the School of Informatics...

 
Picking Your Major at IU? Don't Fret!!

"Oh my gosh, what do I do with my life now?" I am sure a lot of you are asking that question as you try and decide which major is best for you. But, no need to worry--Indiana University has a large range of options out there for you!

First off, let's take a look at available majors at IU.... okay,...

 
The Perks of Being an Exploratory Major

So you don't know what you want to study yet? Well don't you worry because there are dozens and dozens of people who are in the same boat you are in, and have no idea what their future holds for them. Not knowing exactly what you want to do with your life yet does not automatically make you further...

 
You have "Major" issues

E.E. Cummings once wrote, "Be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else. It means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting." 

I was reading one of the other blogs that was written by Chelsie and...

 
Your Major Should Be You
BE [YOUR NAME HERE] IU Offers Majors For Every Type

The worst possible thing you can do in college, well relatively, is study and graduate with a major, minor, or any other degree program without having a passion for it. I know I'm going out on a limb by saying the worst possible thing because I am...

 
IT Majors: Where Them Girls At?
Why Aren't Girls Interested in IT at IU? Nationally: Trend of Jobs Relative to Gender in the United States in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on Average from 2000-2010

My Thoughts Image is a factor

I know it seems to be a trend of mine to talk about Informatics, Computer Science,...

 
Read This Before You Switch Your Major!

I was directly admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences as an English major. Why did I put English on my application to IU? In high school, I liked writing. It was something I knew I enjoyed, and I knew I could always change my major down the road if I wanted to. 

By the end of my senior year...

 
Informatics: What's in IT For Me
INFORMATICS What It Is and Why Study It?

Like I said in my previous post about my major journey, I recently discovered informatics, and now I am majoring in it. I am an associate for recruiting in the University Women in Computing (UWIC) group and met many different intelligent compelling...

 
My Perfect Major at IU: Speech and Hearing

In high school, I was really concerned about having my major picked out for college. I knew that the odds of sticking with whatever I came up with were slim to none, but I'm a little bit of a control freak, so I figured I'd try. 

In high school I was in show choir and did some musicals, and that's...

 
Why IU? 5 Things You Should Consider When Selecting a School

Why IU? That seems to be a common question, especially as I have officially spent more time here than I have left. Looking back on my last 2 years at IU, there are things I've loved, and somethings I might have done differently.

First, I chose IU because of the Jacobs School of Music. Originally, I...