A Day of Commemoration: IU's 200th Anniversary

On January 20, 2020, we will commemorate the university’s 200th anniversary and Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a keynote lecture featuring Viola Davis on the Bloomington campus.

Other events include the dedication of the new IU Bloomington history mural panels in Wright Quad as well as the newly commissioned Lux et Veritas paintings in Presidents Hall, the dedication of the Big Red 200 Supercomputer, and the return of Megalonyx jeffersonii, a digitally reconstructed skeleton of a giant sloth that once existed within the natural history collections at Indiana University.

More events to be announced.

Day of Commemoration events

10:00am

Big Red 200 Supercomputer Dedication Ceremony

Cyberinfrastructure Building
2709 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

11:45am

Inaugural Ringing of the Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon

Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Arboretum
E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

12:00pm

Please note this event is invitation only. Guests should consult invitations for final times and locations.

200th Anniversary Luncheon

Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall)
601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

4:00pm

Keynote Lecture

Viola Davis

Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
1001 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

All available tickets for this event have been distributed at this time. Additional seating may be available by joining the standby line outside of the South Lobby of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall beginning at 2 p.m. the day of the event.

Please note the location for this event has been changed to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. 

5:30pm

Please note this event is invitation only. Guests should consult invitations for final times and locations.

200th Anniversary Dinner

Wright Quadrangle
501 N Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405