Join ACUI July 10–14 at Indiana University–Bloomington for IPDS! ACUI and the Indiana Memorial Union are excited to welcome you to Indiana for this premier event.

New college union and student activities professionals gather annually for IPDS: New Professionals Seminar. The institute, designed to provide the foundation for a successful career, will offer participants an immersive four-day program focused on skill building and networking.  

Participants will:

  • Further skills in multiple competency areas, fiscal management, human resource, organizational leadership, student learning, and social justice
  • Build a network of peers from other institutions to call on for advice and continued learning
  • Gather tips and tricks directly applicable to daily work
  • Hear lessons learned and best practices from experienced professionals
  • Find solutions to common issues in the profession—whether entering the field out of graduate school or making a career change


Please book your travel to Bloomington, Indiana, to arrive before the program begins on Monday, July 10, at 3 p.m. The program will end at Noon on Thursday, July 13. 

Following is an at-a-glance view of the schedule. A detailed schedule will be provided.  

Monday, July 10  
  • Check-in: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sessions: 3–5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner (provided): 5:30–7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11 
  • Sessions: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner (provided): 5:30–7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12
  • Sessions: 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Dinner (provided): 5–7 p.m.
Thursday, July 13
  • Sessions: 9 a.m.–Noon
  • Brunch (provided): Noon–2 p.m.


Regular (through June 23)
  • Member: $650
  • Nonmember: $750
Late (June 24–July 1)
  • Member: $750
  • Nonmember: $850



Please make your hotel reservations at the Biddle Hotel in the Indiana Memorial Union using group rate code IPDS2023. Rates are $109 for single queens and $139 for double queens. You must book by June 26 to secure this rate.  

Ground transportation

We recommend you book local ground transportation using GoExpress Travel.