Open House

Picture yourself as a Herron student

On Friday, November 10, we're opening our doors for you because there's no substitute for making a visit to Herron to get a feel for the vibe, our people, and the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Our annual Open House provides you with the ideal opportunity to picture yourself as a Herron student. You'll not only learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs, but also meet our diverse community of artists, designers, educators, art therapists, and historians.

Plus, you'll see student work, explore our facilities and galleries, and discover countless professional possibilities that could result from a Herron degree.

Open House at Herron School of Art + Design

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This event is free and open to prospective students and their families. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

RSVP today

Get a glimpse of life at Herron

Open House at Herron provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Experience life at Herron.
  • Meet students, faculty, and staff.
  • Explore Herron's facilities, including our studios and galleries.
  • Receive in-depth guidance about the admissions process.
  • Ask all your burning questions.

Event agenda

Attendees may come and go at any time during the Open House event, but the following programming is scheduled to take place.

  • Check-in & Welcome presentation

    12:00 p.m. Check-in

    12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Welcome presentation

  • Undergraduate-specific programming

    1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Admissions presentation

  • Graduate-specific programming

    1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Graduate program presentation

    2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Graduate program breakout sessions by area of study

  • General programming

    1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Open studios

    1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Information tables including:

    • Herron School of Art and Design
    • IUPUI Admissions
    • IUPUI Graduate Office
    • Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
    • Financial Aid
    • Housing Office
    • Off-campus Housing Representatives
    • Herron Student Council
    • Community Learning Programs at Herron

    1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tours of Eskenazi Hall and Eskenazi Fine Arts Center

Parking information

Parking is available in the visitor section of the Sports Complex garage located next to Herron's parking lot. Parking validations for the Sports Complex garage will be given at check-in. Please do not park in the surface lot next to Eskenazi Hall, which is for IU Parking Permit holders only; you may be ticketed as a result.


Contact our Office of Admissions and Student Services at 317-278-9400 or at