Free amenities we wish we’d known about when we were freshmen


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While the IU Auditorium headliners aren’t free, plenty of student and community shows are. To see a list of free events, visit If you want to see a headliner or traveling Broadway act, volunteer as an usher and see it for free.


Several student comedy troupes perform improv, sketches and stand-up at the Indiana Memorial Union.


Opening receptions for exhibits in the School of Fine Arts are free to the public and often include finger foods like cheese and crackers.


The IU libraries house about 20,500 DVDs. To search for titles and find out where the item is located, visit


Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the IMU shows a recently released film. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


The Health Center offers a free session with a dietician, free sessions to kick a smoking habit and free condoms.

Your résumé

Get a little help with the job search and résumé writing at the Career Development Center. Visit for tips and examples, or drop in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 625 N. Jordan Ave.



Visit to download free versions of popular and usually expensive software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.


All student publications are offered free on campus, as well as the New York Times and USA Today. You can also stop by the Kelley School of Business for a free copy of the Wall Street Journal.


If you’re bored of the treadmill, check out free Zumba and kickboxing sessions, just two of the many free workout classes offered at the SRSC.


You paid for them with your student fees, but we think of the bus system and print quota, 650 pages for undergraduates and 1,000 per semester for graduates, as free luxuries.


The Jacobs School of Music presents about 1,100 performances each year, most of which are free. This is a great way to impress a date at no cost.

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