In celebration of Indiana University and supporters like you who make its world-class education and research possible, IU hosted IU Day on April 21, 2021!
What is IU Day?
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.
Attend campus and alumni events, wherever you may be—most events will be virtual.
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 to the future students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, friends, and fans. Their IU is not yet guaranteed, which is why we ask for your help.
When is IU Day?
IU Day was celebrated on April 21, 2021. The next IU Day is tentatively scheduled for April 20, 2022.
How was the date for IU Day chosen?
As manymembers 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 (April showers aside) allows us to celebrate IU outdoors. This year, however, we're keeping IU Day plans flexible. The event may even be entirely virtual. In any case, this late-semester time is also an opportunity to show students a good time before they buckle down for finals.
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!
I’m already excited for the next IU Day! How can I help spread the word?
We love that you’re excited for the next IU Day! To share your enthusiasm, just stamp your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter post with #IUDAY.
I’m feeling philanthropic. How can I make a gift?
First of all, thank you!
Though IU Day 2021 has ended, it’s never too late to give. Your gift won’t count toward IU Day totals, but it’s your impact that matters most anyway—and you’ll be making a big one. Well done in advance.
There are two ways you can make a gift:
give.iu.edu – Click the link, choose how and to what IU cause you want to give, and follow the instructions. That’s it. Gift given.
IU Crowdfunding – Remember that IU professor whose research piqued your interest or the program that set you on the right career path? Now you can give directly to those types of causes through the IU Foundation’s crowdfunding page. Once you’ve chosen your cause, just click the red “Give Now” button and make your gift.
How will my IU Day gift help students?
If you give to a student cause, know this: It will help. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from some of IU’s scholarship recipients:
Is my IU Day gift tax deductible?
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.