Complete the IU Southeast bucket list by the end of your first semester

IUS students can get involved on campus by taking part in these easy on-campus activities


Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter

New to campus and have no car to go places? That is not a problem. Take part in visiting the following spots on-campus and gather with some friends!

  • Take a selfie in front of the clock tower

The clock tower at McCullough Plaza is one of the most iconic landmarks on the IU Southeast campus. Grab a friend, take a selfie in front of it and post it using the hashtags #IUS or #IUSoutheast!!ct/16798?mc/38.345274191328556,-85.81966515330362?z/18 

  • Cheer on the grenadiers at a free athletic event

Show your support for the IUS community and fellow students by attending a sports game decked out in grenadier gear! IUS students, faculty and staff get free admission into home games with the presentation of their CrimsonCard. Pick your favorite sport and watch a game! 

  • Actually check out a book from the library

The IUS library is a fantastic resource for students! The library is a great quiet place to study and to find helpful reference materials. Check out a book to use for one of your classes or to read recreationally! 

  • Join an intramural sport

Make some friends and make some memories on an intramural sports team! IU Southeast’s Intramural Sports program offers a fun and unique recreational opportunity for students to participate in structured leagues and tournaments. Intramurals provide opportunities for students to meet new friends in an extracurricular environment, all while participating in some friendly competition! 

  • Try every dining option on campus

Currently there are three campus dining options at IUS: The Commons Food Court, Subway and Papa John’s. Try them all and find your favorite! Don’t forget University Grounds Coffee Shop in UC South for the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up! 

  • Visit a show at the Ogle Center

The Ogle Center is Southern Indiana’s center for the performing and visual arts and is conveniently located right on the IUS campus! Most Ogle Center shows are offered to students at free or reduced admission prices. Grab some friends and check out a production! 

  • Take a picture of an IUS Canadian goose

Canadian geese are well-known on the IUS campus. They might as well be IUS’ mascot! This one may seem silly, but it’s great for memories!

  • Play ping pong at the UC game room

Located right across from the bookstore, the game room is one of the best student hangout spots on campus. This hidden gem offers board games, billiards, table tennis and video game hookups for students to pass the time in between classes. 

  • Take a walk on the Orchard Loop Outdoor walking trail

Partaking in physical activity is crucial to not only the health of your body, but your mind and spirit as well. This .4 mile outdoor trail helps you do just that. Begin at the clock tower and head between Hillside Hall and UC South. Take a left down the sidewalk between Hillside Hall and Orchard Lodge. Go around the sidewalk of Orchard Lodge and then alongside the lake. Take a right at the Picnic Shelters toward UC North. Walk behind UC North, and end back at the clock tower. Follow the signs on the sidewalk! 

  • Picnic at IUS Shelter house

Looking for a scenic outdoor space to study or eat lunch? Be sure to check out the shelter house! The shelter house offers several picnic tables and a great view of the lake! Perfect for a study date with friends or a peaceful outdoor picnic.!ct/16798?mc/38.345274191328556,-85.81966515330362?z/18

  • Visit the Ronald L. Barr Art Gallery

In the halls of Knobview, the Ronald L. Barr Gallery connects student learning and community outreach through student art exhibitions. Grab some friends and support your fellow students by checking out this student art showcase! 

  • Check out the Campus Fitness Center

IU Southeast’s Campus Fitness Center, located in the Activities Building, is free for all students! The Fitness Center offers a variety of sport and fitness opportunities for all levels and interests. Keep up with the activity you love or try something new! The Center has a variety of equipment including treadmills, elliptical and free weights. The gym floor, tennis courts and outside basketball court are also available for students to use when not in use by a varsity athletic team. 

By trying these activities, it can help you make friends with other students as well as ways to give yourself a break from classes. Try to see how many of these on-campus activities that you can complete before the end of the semester!