Experience Days

Experience Day

Join us on April 3, 2020 for Experience Day!

Choosing a graduate school? Experience the O’Neill School before you decide, and be confident in your decision. During O’Neill's Experience Day, you’ll meet our faculty, staff, alumni, and current students, as well as other visiting prospective students—on location at the O’Neill School on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

RSVP for Experience Day

Programming will include a welcome reception on Thursday, April 2, 2020, a full day of sessions on Friday, April 3, followed by the annual student-led O'Neill Auction and Gala. It is our hope that this will provide a comprehensive view of what an O'Neill student's life looks like both inside and outside of the classroom.

Experience Day is a great opportunity for all prospective students, whether you are interested in an MPA, MSES, MES, MAAA, MSHM, or our dual degree programs.

When you reserve your spot for Experience Day and as you make your travel plans, keep in mind the following opportunities:


Current O’Neill School faculty, staff, and students will be in attendance, and we will be inviting all Experience Day attendees to join us. We will have a Gala Guide – a current O’Neill student – waiting for you upon your arrival to introduce you and your group to members of the O’Neill family throughout the evening. This event takes place in the evening of Friday, April 3, 2020. Your Gala ticket is on us!

Current O’Neill students open their homes to host a limited number of prospective students overnight. These accommodations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. In the RSVP form for Experience Day, please indicate if you are interested in staying with a current student.

If you plan on flying, the closest airport to Bloomington is the Indianapolis International Airport. There are two shuttle services from the airport to Indiana University: Go Express Travel and Star of America.

See what Experience Day holds for you

Final schedules will be available the week of the event, but plan for a full day on campus on April 3rd from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (EST) with optional activities in the evening. In the meantime, review our FAQs and explore our sample schedules for a feel of what the day will offer.