Celebrate at Jagapalooza

Step on up for the 11th annual Jagapalooza. On April 26, 2024, you and your guests can unwind before finals week with carnival rides, games, food trucks, and more.

Jagapalooza was established in 2013 and has grown in size and spirit throughout the last decade. The biggest pride point being that the campus-wide event is planned and executed by students on the Student Activities Programming Board and supported by the Division of Student Affairs.

Take part in this annual campus tradition 

Jagapalooza is only open to IU Indianapolis affiliated students, faculty, and staff and their families. Families and friends must be accompanied by IU Indianapolis affiliated students, faculty, and staff to attend.

This year, pre-registration is available starting on Friday, April 19. At event check-in, IU Indianapolis students, faculty, and staff must have their CrimsonCard for entry and show their waiver approval email from The Spot (if completed ahead of time). All guests must complete a hard copy waiver at check-in. 

2024 guide to Jagapalooza

You’ve got questions, we have the answers. 

Jagapalooza will take place on Friday, April 26, 2024, 5 p.m.–12 a.m. in Lot 80 (in front of the IU Indianapolis Campus Center). This is a rain or shine event.

Jagapalooza is free to attend. We will have food trucks and carnival games that will have a small cost (cash only). You can access an ATM on the second floor of the Campus Center, if needed. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver to participate in any carnival rides, and you will receive a wristband upon entry.

Visitor parking is available throughout the IU Indianapolis campus. The closest parking garages to the venue are the Vermont Street Garage (1004 W. Vermont Street), the Tower Parking Garage (875 W. North Street), and North Street Garage (819 W. North Street). You can learn more about visitor parking rates and maps online.

The lost and found will be at the IU Indianapolis Campus Center, Information Desk, on Level 1 of the building.

  • The Fireball
  • The 1001 Yacht
  • The Expo Wheel
  • The Orbiter
  • The Sizzler
  • The Black Widow
  • The Vertigo
  • The Zero Gravity
  • The Super Slide

All games are available to play for a small cost (cash only). An ATM is located inside the Campus Center on Level 2 outside the Indiana Member Credit Union.

  • Water Gun Race
  • Baseball Throw
  • Mini Basketball Shoot
  • Bowling Ball Game
  • Balloon Pop Dart Throw
  • Ring-A-Bottle
  • Baseball Bottle Throw

Food trucks are provided for low-cost snacks and meals while you enjoy yourself at Jagapalooza. Vendors will only be accepting cash. 

  • Poor Jacks (Elephant Ears, Popcorn, Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy, Lemon Shake Ups, Curly Fries, and Cheeseburgers)

Bathrooms are located within the IU Indianapolis Campus Center directly north of Lot 80. Bathrooms are present on all four floors of the building.

General safety information

The Student Activities Programming Board is committed to creating an experience that follows current guidance and restrictions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana Department of Health, local county and city governments, and the university.

  • Safety for this event will be of the utmost importance. All participants should be directed to follow all rules and directions given to them by the designated public safety personnel onsite.
  • Any prohibited items or unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and result in expulsion from the venue. Prohibited items include: weapons, backpacks/bags, alcohol/drinks, fireworks, and drugs. 
  • This is an alcohol-free event, and any drinking will not be permitted by any attendees. For IU Indianapolis students, it may result in disciplinary action.
  • Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services will be on site and accessible for you, if required.
  • In case of inclement weather or emergency, we kindly ask you to direct yourself into the IU Indianapolis Campus Center (north of Lot 80) and within Lecture Hall (east of Lot 80, across University Blvd.).


All questions related to IU Indianapolis Jagapalooza can be submitted via email to sapb@iu.edu.