Alumni Weekend 2022

Friday, Sept. 9, 2022

Optometric Wisdom League (OWL) Event

  • The Optometric Wisdom League (OWL) is an emeritus alumni group for IUSO alumni who graduated 50 years or more ago. The graduates of 1972 will be inducted into the Optometric Wisdom League by the current OWLs. Join us for food, drinks, a program with special guest speakers, an induction ceremony, and gifts. This event is for alumni who graduated from IUSO before 1973.


To attend events during Alumni Weekend, you must be registered in advance. You can register for all activities or just one event. Our registration form will be available in early summer.


Saturday, Sept. 10, 2021

  • IUSO Alumni Weekend Party

  • Enjoy food, drinks, and mingling, with all your fellow IUSO alumni before you head to the IU v. Idaho football game.

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners for the IUSO Gala in 2021!

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CORE Logo       Eye Surgeons of Indiana Logo      Eye Specialists of Indiana Logo

 Midwest Eye Consultants LogoNational Vision Network Logo      Talley Logo

 VSP Global Logo

Local Hotels

Hotel room blocks will be available soon.


Contact the IUSO Office of Advancement at or 812-855-1811.


During the Alumni Weekend 2021, we held the first ever IU School of Optometry Gala. We are pleased to report that the event was a smashing success.

The auction was set up to create a new endowed scholarship for the School: the IUSO Bicentennial Scholarship. All proceeds from registration fees, auction items, and the crowdfunding went towards creating this endowed fund to benefit future students at IUSO. We surpassed our goal of creating an endowment by raising $85,000 for the Bicentennial Scholarship, we also raised an additional $100,000 in endowed, named scholarships from our alumni and friends.

At the Gala, Norman & Miller Eyecare, Drs. Kevin and Joy Kissel, and Dr. Karon Nowakowski each pledged to create new endowed, named scholarships at $25,000 each. After the gala, two other alums have come forward to also create endowed, named scholarships.

These endowed funds will deliver scholarship funds to the school annually in perpetuity, meaning that generations of future students will benefit from this generosity and be able to leave IUSO with significantly less student debt.

Money raised:
$185,000 in total

  • $85,000 in the IUSO Bicentennial Scholarship
  • $100,000 in other named scholarships