Eclipse 2017 scenes from Indiana University campuses

Aug. 21 was the first day of classes for Indiana University campuses, but it was also the first time in nearly a century that a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast. See how IU students, faculty and staff across the state celebrated and viewed the phenomenon.

IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff gathered at the amphitheater on campus for a viewing party; IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Laurie Burns McRobbie use thier viewing cards; and employees at the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning hosted a viewing party complete with galaxy-themed cookies. Photos by James Brosher and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning

Two employees at IU Northwest's Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning take a selfie while viewing the eclipse; two students at IU Kokomo view the eclipse in front of the observatory; and students, faculty and staff at IU South Bend gather on the lawn. Photos courtesy of IU Northwest CISTL, IU Kokomo and IU South Bend

A girl watches the phenomenon on the IU Southeast campus; employees and students at IU East check out the view from a telescope; and employees at IUPUC gather on the lawn to view the eclipse together. Photos by IU Southeast, IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe and IUPUC