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. Cost: $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 graduates of 1970 and 1971 will be inducted into the Optometric Wisdom League by the current OWLs. Join us for brunch, a program with special guest speakers, an induction ceremony, and gifts. This event is for alumni who graduated from IUSO before 1972. Cost: $35 individuals/$50 couples.


To attend events during Alumni Weekend, you must be registered in advance. You can register for all activities or just one event. Act fast! Our registration form closes on Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Local Hotels

Indiana Memorial Union’s Biddle Hotel
900 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405
Call 800-209-8145

Other hotel options

The Graduate Bloomington
210 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
Call 812-994-0500

Courtyard by Marriott
310 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47403
Call 812-335-8000

Hampton Inn by Hilton
2100 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404
Call 812-334-2100

Holiday Inn
1710 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404
Call 812-334-3252 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
120 Fairfield Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404
Call 812-331-1122

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
117 S. Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Call 812-334-8800

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.


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.
  •  A round of golf for four at Victoria National in Newburgh, IN.
  • Two tickets to the traveling Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen at the Indianapolis Old National Centre.
  • Two tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals home game and memorabilia.
  • High-end jewelry
  • A handmade quilt. 
  • Two tickets to an Indianapolis Colts home football game.
  • Bourbon enthusiast gift basket
  • Four tickets to an IU Men's Basketball home game and autographed swag.
  • Two tickets to an IU Men's Football home game and autographed swag.

Do you have a unique experience or a high-end item you want to contribute for the charity auction? Please reach out to Doug Eibling at or 812-855-4730.