Hoosier Hangout Right on Kirkwood Avenue

Hoosier Hangout Right on Kirkwood Avenue

Here at Graduate, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory-making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all the courageous leaps of faith that get you where you’re going. Welcome to Graduate Bloomington—where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

Prominently located on Kirkwood Avenue, our digs are just steps from IU’s iconic Sample Gates and next door to all the shops and eats on historic Courthouse Square. We’re Hoosier headquarters for meetups (Lotus Festival, anyone?) and meetings, and Little 500 central for Quals, Cutters and pros alike. #BYOBIKE

Our lobby invites conversation with a wink and nod to B-town’s famously fictitious b-ball team— “Welcome To Indiana Basketball”! The lexicon is lit by a cluster of game winning globes dangling amidst an artful install of hoops and commissioned local works. The puzzling major (enigmatolgy for the win?) and checkered past of IU alum Will Shortz, has influenced our crossword-clad floors. The vintage bleachers, over stuffed sofas and court-long tables, play host to a whole lotta hanging out with a warm convo on tap.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a cream and crimson win, a walk along the B-Line or a Bus-Chum pre-show hang, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Bloomington’s finest—so that you feel like a local, at home again even if it’s your first time in town.

Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate—be ready to be inspired.

Indiana, Our Indiana, We’re All For You!


Graduate Queen-Queen Room
Terrace Suite
Graduate Bloomington Front Desk
Graduate Bloomington front desk
Graduate Bloomington front desk

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4 pm. Check out is 11 am. If you’d like to request an earlier check-in time or later check out time, please give us a call.

Orangetheory Fitness Studio

Get the smartest workout for more results with our local partner, Orangetheory Fitness, connected to the hotel on Kirkwood Ave. Add a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group-workout class to your stay for just $18, a savings of $10 exclusive to our guests. This is one class you won’t want to skip.


24-Hour Fitness Center

Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the third floor.


Pet Friendly

We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. Add a pet to your booking for $35 per night.


Complimentary Bike Rentals

Explore Bloomington on two wheels. Complimentary bike rentals are available through our Front Desk based on availability.


We are pleased to offer both valet & self-parking on property.

  • Self-parking – $15
  • Valet – $20


Looking for a lift? We’ve got you covered.

Graduate Bloomington guests can make one-way or round-trip reservations to travel via GoExpress shuttle to the Indianapolis Airport. Pick ups at airport and Graduate Bloomington take place every two hours. View schedule here.

Jack & Diane Terrace

At 3,782 square feet, Bloomington’s only outdoor public terrace, the Jack & Diane, is the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking B-Town view. On your righthand side you’ll see the iconic Sample Gates of IU while on the left you experience downtown and a shot of it’s historic Courthouse Square.


Sip a beverage & relax on the green or invest in yourself with a fitness class out in our classic Courtyard in the center of Graduate Bloomington’s handcrafted ambiance.