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IU's summer offerings keep campuses engaged and thriving


From camps and educational programs to classes and new student orientations, IU's commitment to fostering an environment of learning, growth, and engagement remains unwavering throughout the summer.

Summer camps nurture young minds

The IUPUI Jaguar Summer Day Camp delivers enriching activities for children age 5 to 12, including sports and fitness, arts and crafts, field trips, and STEM-based programming. Faculty and students at IU Kokomo lead the Health Professions Exploration Camp, providing middle school students with hands-on introductions to a variety of health professions. And in Bloomington, thousands of aspiring young athletes attend rigorous sports camps hosted by many of our amazing head coaches.

Hands-on learning broadens horizons

The Summer Research Program at the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center provides IU undergraduates and high school students from underrepresented communities with first-hand exposure to the biomedical and behavioral science fields. Students interact with and learn from their peers, IU's clinical and post-doctoral fellows, and our world-class faculty. The Jacobs Academy, part of our renowned Jacobs School of Music, hosts children as well as adults for a wide range of summer workshops, including ballet, choir, guitar, and piano.

Orientation ensures a seamless transition

The Extreme Summer Jumpstart program at IU East provides incoming first-year students with an inside track into college life. Participants explore campus, meet faculty and peers, and engage in courses to enhance their emerging IU journeys. IU Bloomington's New Student Orientation program hosts thousands of incoming and transfer students for one- and two-day programs through the summer. They'll register for classes, learn about academic responsibility, engage in traditions and student life, and start taking advantage of all that Indiana University has to offer.

Amidst all of this activity, current students are continuing their degree programs by taking classes online and in person on all campuses.

The work involved in hosting and teaching thousands of students of all ages each summer is truly immense. Thanks to all who make summer across our IU campuses a time of enrichment, learning, and discovery.

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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