Experience Day

Join us for Experience Day 2023

Taking place on March 31—in person!

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! 

What to expect

  • Program Overviews
  • Faculty Round Tables
  • Current Student Panels
  • Sample Lectures
  • Practicum Partner Meet and Greet (MAAA and MAAA-MPA)
  • Intro to Professional Student Organizations
  • Campus Tour
  • IU Research and Teaching Preserve Tour
  • Financial Aid and Fellowships Session + Open Office Hours
  • Overview of Student Services and Professional Development Resources
Visiting from out of town? This is also a great opportunity to see what the broader IU and Bloomington community have to offer. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what to expect, and then plan some time to explore while you’re here.  

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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

Unable to attend in person?

Join us for Virtual Interactive Experience Week (VIEW), March 20-24

This will be a series of daily information sessions where you can engage with O’Neill staff, students, alumni, and faculty over Zoom. All topics except for the alumni panel will be covered in person during Experience Day. Register using the links below. All times are EST.

VIEW sessions:  

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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
50 years at O'Neill