Adaptive Technology Services
This center exists to serve students with documented disabilities which may impair reading, writing, studying, or information access. These services are available to students, faculty, or staff with disabilities including visual (blindness/low vision), mobility impairment, learning disorders, or hearing loss. The center is located on the first floor of the west tower of the Herman B Wells Library, across from the circulation desk.
The Bloomington center has a tradition of doing most of its business with T.I.S. Bookstore, located half a block West of the intersection of Jordan and 3rd St (about 2 blocks east of Jordan Hall). All textbooks may be purchased there and the bookstore has a dedicated staff member that handles all the extra medical study materials (review books, flashcards, etc). All books and study materials will be found in one corner of the second floor opposite the front staircase. Another Indiana University bookstore exists in the Memorial Union on the 1st floor, however the selection of study material is not as varied as at T.I.S. Also check online book resellers for deals on textbooks and review materials.
T.I.S - http://www.tisbookiu.com/
1302 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
IU Bookstore - http://iub.bncollege.com/
Half.com, an online reseller- http://www.half.ebay.com/textbooks
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a professionally staffed counseling service offering individual, group and couples counseling, as well as psychiatric consultation and treatment. Any kind of concern can be discussed confidentially with a counselor to enhance psychological growth and increase problem solving skills. Depression, anxiety, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, feelings of inadequacy, sexual issues, substance abuse and problems of academic functioning are some of the concerns students often address through counseling.
They are located in the Student Health Center at the intersection of Jordan Ave and 10th St.
600 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Medical students are allowed use of the two campus recreation centers, at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER or “Hyper” as it is regularly called) and the Student Recreational Sports Complex (SRSC). The HPER is located across the street from the Memorial Union. The SRSC is north of campus on Law Lane. Medical students ARE allowed to use these facilities free of charge, however not technically being IU-Bloomington students will require staff at the facilities to have to make a few phone calls to straighten things out. Just tell them that you are a medical student taking classes in the Medical Science department but that your program is based out of IUPUI.
Both centers share a common website at http://www.iurecsports.org/ which serves as the hub of recreational sports activity. This will provide better information on fitness classes, intramural sports, personal trainers, facility resources, etc.
1025 E. 7th Street
1601 Law Lane
There is a student health center on campus at the corners of Jordan Ave and 10th street. Facilities include a walk-in clinic, CAPS, pharmacy, immunization clinic, and is a good place to look for public health type information. Parking is free behind the building.
Student Health Center
Indiana University Health Center
600 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Bloomington Hospital is a good place to request information regarding finding a new primary care physician http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTHG00012
For urgent non-emergency medical attention on a weekend, Bloomington hospital operates two PromptCare urgent care clinics, one near campus and one on the west side of town on
East 3rd St
326 S Woodscrest Dr
West 3rd St
3443 W 3rd St
There is a medical student only computer lab in the basement of Jordan Hall with an access coded door (student receive the code at orientation). This lab is the only lab where students have unlimited printing capabilities- but in other computer labs around campus, students can print up to 1,000 pages per semester. There is also a mac lab on the 2nd floor of Jordan Hall. For a complete listing of student technology center computer labs, see https://stcweb.stc.indiana.edu/framework/Apps/Public/SiteRes/LabInfo.cfm or do a search for “STC labs” on the www.iub.edu website
For questions on computing or technology issues, a frequently asked questions database is maintained as the Knowledge Base, located at http://kb.iu.edu/
Contrary to popular belief, there are many places to study other than “The Dungeon” (aka the basement of Jordan Hall). The Dungeon does have its advantages of being familiar, usually having a few other students around, and students having 24-hour access to it. Other places to study include the Indiana Memorial Union, the Herman B Wells Library (or the Main Library as it is still sometimes called), Starbucks on Indiana Ave, Borders at the 3rd street shopping plaza, student residences, the Monroe County Public Library on Kirkwood Ave, empty classrooms in Ballantine Hall, low-traffic computer labs, the Life Science library on the 3rd floor of Jordan hall, or any of the school specific libraries in their respective buildings (Education Library in the Education building, Physical Science library in Swain Hall, Poli Sci library in Woodburn hall, Library Science Library in the Main Library, etc etc). Not every student will prefer the same study environment- check out a few places to see what suits your style.
Campus and Community Life
A good start for questions regarding the greater IU-Bloomington campus is the campus website, located at http://iub.edu/
For those unfamiliar with campus, a virtual tour is offered at http://www.iub.edu/tour/ that may help to introduce the campus without getting lost in the process!
News and Events
The university keeps an Events Calendar for publicizing activities that may be of interest to students- http://events.iu.edu/iub.html
The student newspaper is the Indiana Daily Student and will carry announcements of campus and local events- http://www.idsnews.com/
The local newspaper is the Bloomington Herald-Times which will also run announcements of community events- http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/
For those with children, a listing of local child care options can be found at http://continue.indiana.edu/getStartedAtIU
Even though classes are on the Bloomington Campus, financial aid is still handled via Jose Espada
( Jespada@iupui.edu )
MSA-Student Financial Services Office