To put it simply, IU Day is a worldwide event honoring Indiana University and the people who make IU possible (that’s you). Maybe you’re a student getting your start. Maybe you’re an alumnus well on your way. Maybe you’re a parent, friend, or fan with a special place in your heart for “old IU.” In any case, these IU connections are worth celebrating.
There are two great ways to join the festivities:
- Share #IUday. (Don't forget to wear your favorite IU gear!)
- Support the IU cause closest to your heart.
Now, you might be asking, “If IU Day is an event honoring me, then why am I asked to give?” That’s a fair question.
The truth is, the world-class education and research that IU provides are largely dependent on private support. So while honoring IU’s present and past is definitely worthwhile, it’s also our responsibility to look ahead and consider the needs of our future students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, friends, and fans. Their IU is not yet guaranteed, which is why we ask for your help.
As many members of our IU family proudly proclaim, every day could be IU Day. But for the sake of throwing a unified “hail to old IU” event, we chose mid-to-late April for a couple of reasons.
Spring weather usually allows us to celebrate IU outdoors. IU Day moves slightly year to year to best accommodate campus and exam schedules, weekends, holidays, and other events. But as sure as spring follows winter, you can expect IU Day come April!
We love that you’re excited for IU Day! To share your enthusiasm, simply stamp your social media post with #IUday.
First of all, thank you!
Though IU Day 2023 hasn’t officially begun, it’s never too early to give. Simply go to give.myiu.org, choose an IU cause, and make your gift. That’s it. Gift given! Your gift will even count toward IU Day totals so long as it’s made by midnight April 19.
Most definitely. In fact, IU Day gifts will help students twice as much! From April 1 – 19, when you make a gift to a qualifying student scholarship for IU Day, we’ll match it to maximize your impact.
It sure is. The Indiana University Foundation is a not-for-profit institution with the simple goal of providing IU with the financial support to deliver a world-class education.
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