Bicentennial Time Capsules

Leaving a record for future generations

The Bicentennial Time Capsule Program collected items capturing the unique essence of each campus.

From January-April 2019, the Office of the Bicentennial received suggestions from the public, alumni, staff, students, and faculty about what items to include. These suggestions were reviewed by campus committees and approved by the appropriate Chancellor and Provost.

Campus committees collected the final items for the time capsules in the Fall of 2019. The time casuples were scheduled to be dedicated and buried on IU Day 2020.

Due to COVID-19, these dedications did not take place. The selected items are stored in each campus’s archive for future display and research purposes.