Alumni Weekend 2021

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

  • 6:30 p.m.

    IUSO Gala Reception
  • Solarium, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., IU Bloomington Campus
  • Before moving into Alumni Hall for the Gala, enjoy drinks, and mingling, with all IUSO alumni. 
  • 7:30 p.m.

  • IUSO Gala Program and Dinner
  • Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., IU Bloomington Campus
  • The Gala is for all IUSO alumni and will feature dinner, Distinguished Alumni Awards, auction for the IU Bicentennial Scholarship, and an alumni EyeBall featuring the band Bad Habits: The EyeDocs of Rock. Early bird cost (starting in August): $75 individuals/$125 couples. Starting in late August: $100 individuals/$175 couples.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

11 a.m.

  • Optometric Wisdom League (OWL) Brunch
  • Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., IU Bloomington Campus
  • The Optometric Wisdom League (OWL) is an emeritus alumni group for IUSO alumni who graduated 50 years or more ago. The Class of 1970 will be inducted into the Optometric Wisdom League by the current OWLs. Join us for brunch, a program with a special guest speaker, an induction ceremony, and gifts. A separated invitation will be mailed to the Class of 1970 and alumni who graduated from IUSO pre-1970. Cost: $35 individuals/$50 couples.


Our Partners

Thank you to our partners!


Hotel Room Block

We have a block of rooms available at the Indiana Memorial Union’s Biddle Hotel. To make a hotel reservation, call 800-209-8145 or go online and use group code IUSO2021.

Health and Safety Procedures

The IU School of Optometry will be following IU’s event guidelines. All of our alumni and guests will be asked to wear a mask, even if they have received a COVID vaccine shot. Masks may be removed while consuming food or beverage. The Indiana Memorial Union will have hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. We ask you use hand sanitizer upon entry to our events.

Come early for Indiana Optometric Association's Fall Seminar

Come back to Bloomington early and earn some Continuing Education credits. The IOA Fall Seminar will be Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, 2021, at the Indiana Memorial Union. Go to the IOA’s website for more information.


  • Class Reunion events and OWL: Contact Lindsay Wimmer at or 812-855-0587.
  • Gala: Contact Amanda Zuicens-Williams at or 812-856-3715


To raise funds to endow our IU School of Optometry Bicentennial Scholarship, we are having a live auction at the Gala.  

The auction will feature:

  • One week’s stay in a 2BR/2BA condo in Sarasota, FL, on Siesta Key. The condo is part of The Palm Bay Club and is located on the Gulf side overlooking the large pool and two tennis courts. It is less than a 2-minute walk to the complex’s large private area on beautiful Crescent Beach.
  • Two tickets to the traveling Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen at the Indianapolis Old National Centre
  • High-end jewelry

Do you have a unique experience or a high-end item you want to contribute for the charity auction? Please reach out to Lindsay Wimmer at or 812-855-0587.