Reservations for Campus Events

Plan ahead

Football season and graduation are some of the most exciting times on the Indiana University Bloomington campus—and some of the busiest times at the Biddle Hotel. Because of the high demand for rooms during those times, we have special reservations procedures for stays during home football game weekends and spring Commencement weekend.

Home football game weekends

Reservations for stays on all home game weekends for the 2021 football season can be made online or over the phone. A deposit equal to your full stay will be charged 30 days prior to your stay.

Cheerleaders cheer at an Indiana University football game at Memorial Stadium.

Reservation policies for football weekends:

  • A minimum stay of two nights is required.
  • A deposit equal to the room rate and applicable taxes for your entire stay is due 30 days prior to your stay.
  • Prior to the deposit being charged, you may cancel any time. Once the deposit is charged, you may cancel up to 5 days prior to the first day of your stay and receive a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel fewer than 5 days prior, you forfeit your deposit.
  • Any changes or cancellations must be sent in writing to

View the Hoosiers’ football schedule

Spring Commencement weekend

Graduates in caps and gowns walk into Assembly Hall for the Indiana University Commencement ceremony.

Due to university commitments, we are not taking reservations for the 2022 Spring Commencement.

Learn about Commencement