Questions answered

There are many resources for students on campus, but there are plenty of organizations that are there for parents, too. These are some of the important numbers and resources that might be helpful.

IU Parents Association
Indiana Memorial Union M088
900 E. Seventh St.
This office provides a link between parents and the IU campus and sends two newsletters per year. Any parent or guardian of an IU student will automatically receive the Campus Link newsletter if they have provided their email address to the Parents Association. Email for any questions or to subscribe to the newsletter.

First Year Experiences (FYE)
Wright Residence Center (mid-May to mid-July)
501 N. Jordan Ave.
Office of FYE (mid-July to mid-May)
326 N. Jordan Ave.
This office is geared completely toward orienting and supporting students in their first year, but it can be a helpful resource for new college parents as well.

Poplars Building
400 East Seventh Street
If you’re paying the bills, the Bursar is certainly an important contact. The office handles all University billing and payments.

IUPD Crime Alerts
This site provides updates of all crime and alerts on campus.

Counseling and Psychological Services
600 N. Jordan Ave.
CAPS can be a great counseling resource for students, but it also provides tips for parents on how to support a student leaving for college.

Office of Admissions
300 N. Jordan Ave.
This office’s website has information about adjusting to college, campus safety, overseas study and more. There is also a link to their parent Facebook page.

IU Health Bloomington
601 W. Second St.
If your student has an emergency, IU Health Bloomington, Bloomington’s only hospital, is always open and prepared to deal with anything.

Alumni Association
1000 E. 17th St.
Even if you’re not an alum, encourage your child to participate in the association’s events, traditions and leadership opportunities while at IU. It even offers scholarships and great networking opportunities.

Disability Services for Students
Herman B Wells Library W302
1320 E. 10th St.
Parents can find information on how their student can receive disability support services as well as academic and other support on campus.

Financial Aid
408 N. Union Street
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides information and links about earning aid, federal loans and managing money.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Student Support Services
705 E. Seventh St.
The GLBT SSS is a resource for both the campus and community on news, events and organizations advocating the GLBT community.

Health Center
600 N. Jordan Ave.
If your student has a cold, needs to fill a prescription or even wants nutrition or smoking counseling, direct them to IU’s on-campus health center.

Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau
302 S. College Ave.
This is a great place to find information on visiting Bloomington, from hotels to transportation to weather.

Residential Programs & Services
801 N. Jordan Ave.
RPS covers all housing information, including residence hall living and meal plans.

Student Legal Services
703 E. Seventh St.
If your student should stumble into any legal trouble, Student Legal Services will provide professional counseling for any issue presented

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