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Faculty and staff encouraged to help celebrate second annual IU Day

Apr 19, 2017

What is IU Day?

The second annual IU Day is today! It’s a 24-hour celebration of IU that takes place online and all over the world through gift-giving, sharing your school spirit and sporting your IU gear. Faculty, staff, alumni, students and anyone who loves IU is invited to participate.

The IU Day logo for 2017 celebration.

This year’s IU Day will feature a wide variety of fun and games; a selection of mini-lectures by IU experts; a music playlist created by IU President Michael A. McRobbie; a behind-the-scenes video tour of the new Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and other campus gems; social media and giving challenges; special announcements of gifts to IU; and more.

Join in the celebration

There are numerous ways to enjoy the day. Here are just a few:

  • Visit iuday.iu.edu, where you can watch new IU programming like an IU mascot dance-off and find fun games featuring IU trivia and alumni.
  • Show your IU pride on social media using the hashtag #IU Day and compete to win a prize by sharing photos online.
  • Dress in your best IU gear.
  • Participate in giving challenges today or give any amount to your favorite campus, school or program.

Faculty and staff: You can test your IU smarts with Inside IU’s IU Day crossword puzzle. Attach a completed puzzle along with your contest entry, and you could win an IU-themed swag bundle, including a notebook, keychain and more.

IU Day history

The inaugural IU Day in 2016 was met with great excitement from the IU community. During the 24-hour celebration last year, the campaign reached nearly 9.4 million people on social media with the hashtag #IUday and attracted nearly 17,000 unique visitors to the IU Day website. The hashtag #IUday trended nationally on Twitter and was used approximately 10,326 times. More than 5,500 IU alumni and friends gave approximately $11.2 million in support of IU system-wide, and more than 400 people on four continents gathered in person at IU Alumni Association events.

Author

IU Newsroom

Mary Keck

Executive Communications Consultant

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