Experience Day

Join us April 5 for Experience Day 2024

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 prospective students—all on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. 

One of the biggest benefits of being an O’Neill student is joining our community of people dedicated to leading for the greater good. Experience Day is the best way to see that community firsthand. We invite you to join us! 

Visiting from out of town?

See what the broader IU and Bloomington community have to offer, then plan some time to explore while you’re here.

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Take a look around the O'Neill School before you arrive.

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Experience Day FAQs

Experience Day is geared toward applicants, but any prospective student interested in one of O’Neill’s master’s programs is more than welcome to attend!

All attendees will receive a schedule via email ahead of Experience Day. You should plan for a full day, which will includes breaks throughout, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST.

Experience Day is FREE to all attendees who have filled out the reservation form and received a confirmation.

Yes! There will be opportunities for all Experience Day participants to schedule 1:1 meetings with O’Neill School staff and faculty to discuss financial aid, concentrations, or any other program questions. A sign-up form will be distributed via email to all registered Experience Day participants.

We understand that family, friends, and significant others have an interest in your graduate school plans. However, Experience Day is individualized for prospective students only

Experience Day is individualized for prospective students only, but often attendees travel with family or friends to Bloomington. We love to welcome students and their families and friends to town, and there is plenty for them to do and see on campus, in Bloomington, and the surrounding area.

See a full guide on things to do in Bloomington

We also offer the option to schedule an individual visit when it best fits your schedule.

Contact us with any questions

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Living in Bloomington

Google map of apartment locations.



Links to student-led apartment tours:

City Flats Kirkwood Avenue Scholar's QuadWoodbridge
These are just four of the many options available. 

Unable to attend in person?

Join us for Virtual Interactive Experience Week (VIEW)

A series of daily information sessions where you can engage with O’Neill staff, students, alumni, and faculty over Zoom. 

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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After Experience Day, and finding that I felt a kinship, even with students not in the program track that I was looking at, I knew this was the place that I wanted to be, with the people who would make a difference

—Sadie Neuman, MPA-MSES’21