IUPUI International Festival FAQs

Q: Where does it happen?

A: In 2022, the IUPUI International Festival is happening virtually and in-person in the IUPUI Campus Center. While the main events of the International Festival itself happens inside the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, there will be events across campus and online.

The stage and most tables are on the main floor atrium (the open space where all the windows and escalators are) with some events downstairs in the lower level and Theater. There are more events all over campus, so check the International Festival Events page for their specific locations.

Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases and the vaccination rate in Marion County, for the health and safety of our community the 2022 International Festival is only open to IUPUI students, staff, faculty, and special guests. Please note that everyone on IU campuses is required to wear a mask indoors. Public health guidelines are changing frequently and the Festival will follow all IU and Marion County protocol, so be sure to check iu.edu/covid for the most up-to-date IU policies, as well as indy.gov for city-wide updates.

 Q: How do I get there, and where do I park?

A: In the heart of IUPUI's campus, the Campus Center is easy to get to via public transportation, and connects to multiple bike and walking paths. Visit the IUPUI sustainable transportation webpage for more details.

If you're driving or carpooling, you may park anywhere there is visitor parking on campus, which you can see on the campus map.  We recommend parking in the Vermont Street Parking Garage, which connects to the Campus Center. There is also metered street parking across the street. View parking rates here.

Q: Who are the performers?

A: Most of the performers you see on stage by the bookstore are IUPUI students, scholars, faculty, and staff, with occasional community cultural groups.

Q: Why are there a bunch of flags in the Campus Center?

A: Each year during the month of the Festival we display The International Center's UN Flag Collection on the railings of the IUPUI Campus Center. These flags represent all 195 United Nations member and observer states.  IUPUI has students from over 140 different countries, so many of these flags represent populations within our student body.

We display all the flags according to U.S. flag code, and only display flags that are recognized by the UN, as well as the state and city flags of Indiana and Indianapolis. This does not mean that IUPUI, The International Center, nor the Office of International Affairs endorses a particular country or groups' policies, but we recognize that flags are important cultural symbols and merit thoughtful consideration.

For more information, check out our Flag Explanation Guide

Q: I still have questions.  Who do I ask?

A: oiaevent@iupui.edu can answer all your IUPUI International Festival related questions. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at the next IUPUI Annual International Festival!