Student Experience

A commitment to community

When you become a Collinsite, you join an extraordinary community of thinkers, doers, makers, and explorers. Our approach to living fosters intellectual exploration and creative expression, and provides ample leadership opportunities. We believe that no matter what your major, the doors to new academic experiences and extracurricular passions are always open.

A lifelong connection

Living at Collins isn’t just a residence hall decision. It’s a choice that shapes your time at IU and Bloomington in a unique way. Many of our students make lifelong friends here. Because Collins is student-led, you have the chance to make your mark during your time here. All of our traditions, everything that makes Collins one of the most desired places to live on campus, it all comes from past residents.

Close up of a pair of hands cradling a small painting of a flower
Students in front of the Collins Center throw colored powdered into the air
Student holding a tie-dyed shirt he is in the process of dying