Live & Learn Downtown

Indianapolis is ranked as one of the top downtowns in the United States

Indy’s energetic downtown offers over 300 diverse restaurants and 50 major attractions. Enjoy Indy’s world-class arts and cultural institutions, award-winning sports facilities, miles of bike paths, a scenic Central Canal, and 250 acres of urban green space.

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There’s tons to do right on campus

With the Campus Center game room, regular movie screenings, and intramural sport leagues, there’s always something fun to do.

Take study breaks to check out soccer in Carroll Stadium, national swim meets at the natatorium or Science’s signature events: Science Picnic and the Spring Carnival.

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Make a difference at one of many local hospitals

The newly built Eskenazi Health hospital features elements of art and environmental sustainability to improve traditional science-driven patient care.

Even if you’re not set on nursing or medical school, you’ll want to check out internship and volunteer opportunities in patient care, computer science, biomedical research, and more!

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Try something new on Mass Ave

Want to find a quirky throw pillow for your dorm room or relax after seeing your favorite band perform?

With fun shops like Silver in the City, the city’s best pizza at Bazbeaux, and the Old National Centre concert venue, Mass Ave is one of the coolest places to hang out downtown.

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Students walk down Mass Ave.

Stretch your legs at the downtown canal

Take a paddleboat on the canal or check out a concert at White River State Park. The Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum are all located along the canal and offer free or discounted entrance to students!

See what the canal district has to offer