Held during IU Family Weekend, Kelley Induction is a tradition that welcomes newly admitted students to the Kelley School. Many students (and their parents) recall the Kelley Induction Ceremony as a hallmark of the undergraduate experience.
A Kelley tradition
Hosted by Interim Dean Ashok “Ash” Soni, the Induction Ceremony provides a forum for students and their families to hear from leaders of the faculty, alumni association, and student government. In a defining moment of the ceremony, students are formally inducted by reciting the Kelley Creed and joining the ranks of current students and the more than 123,000 living alumni who have shared this transformational experience.
Construction may still be taking place on IN State Road 37 just north of Bloomington. Please plan ahead for traffic and possible delays if you take this route.
Hotels in Bloomington
Hotel availability may be somewhat limited, so book your room as early as possible. Indiana University’s Biddle Hotel, located in the Indiana Memorial Union on Seventh Street near the IU Auditorium, can be contacted at 812-856-6381 or 800-209-8145. For a comprehensive list of hotels in Bloomington, refer to the Bloomington Visitor’s Center. Most hotels are not within walking distance of the IU campus, but sufficient parking is available near the IU Auditorium for the Induction Ceremony.
Parking on Campus
The IU Auditorium is centrally located on campus, making it easily accessible from various parking lots. We recommend attendees park either in the Jordan Avenue garage (free on weekends) or in one of the lots on Seventh Street adjoining the Indiana Memorial Union (hourly fee to park). The map below describes how to access these parking options.
Download an IU Bloomington campus map with parking lots labeled.