Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (or IUPUI for short), is one of the top universities in the U.S., providing a dynamic, vibrant, and innovative learning environment for more than 30,000 students. This internationally renowned university is located in the very heart of Indianapolis, just a short walk from the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
Whether you’re coming to IUPUI to help your student get settled during Move-In Week, visiting the campus as a prospective student or faculty member, or celebrating graduation, our downtown Indy hotel knows how to make you feel right at home.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is located just one mile from the IUPUI campus and features oversized guest rooms with a fresh, modern design and generous amenities like HDTVs, ergonomic work spaces, and 24-hour room service. You’ll also enjoy our high-tech fitness center, onsite Starbucks®, and two exceptional restaurants – the Circle City Bar & Grille for a chic and innovative dining experience, and Champions Sports Bar & Grill, offering all-American favorites and 28 HDTVs showcasing all the latest sports action. From our convenient downtown location to our friendly and knowledgeable staff, it’s easy to see why we are ranked among the top hotels near Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Otherwise known as WOW, or Weeks of Welcome, the first two weeks of school are filled with nervous excitement, setting up, moving in, and numerous events designed to help students learn more about the campus and make new friends. In 2016, there were over 30 events and 17,000 students in attendance. Move-In Week activities include several opening day celebrations across campus, fun activities like social media scavenger hunts, special events hosted by the university’s Greek organizations and so much more.
For a complete list of all the events, dates and times, go on the student affairs page on the IUPUI website.
Every year, IUPUI welcomes families to its downtown Indy campus to see firsthand what their students have been up do during the recent session. These weekends are filled with fun activities including special receptions, tournaments, sports games, and more. One of the most popular activities during IUPUI Family Weekend is the Annual Regatta and Family Breakfast – which takes place on the Downtown Indianapolis Canal. Families coming to town for this event are invited to make reservations at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, our central location puts you minutes from campus and the canal. We’re also close to downtown Indy’s top attractions and restaurants, so you can enjoy some quality time together during your stay.
If you are coming to Indianapolis for IUPUI’s annual graduation ceremony, it’s important to plan ahead. Downtown lodging options can fill up quickly during this time of year, and parking is also typically an issue – both on campus and in the downtown area. Luckily, the IUPUI Commencement Ceremony is held Lucas Oil Stadium, which is just a 10-minute walk from our downtown hotel. Afterwards, you can head back to the hotel to celebrate with a special dinner at Circle City Bar and Grille or take advantage of the area’s numerous restaurants, bars, and attractions.