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.
Reservations for Campus Events
Home football game weekends
Reservations for stays during home football game weekends are made via a lottery system each February for the following football season. If you want to request reservations for the weekend of a home football game, you must submit your request during the lottery.
The lottery for the 2017 football season is February 6–10, 2017. Requests received after the lottery ends are considered based on room availability.View the Hoosiers’ football schedule
Spring Commencement weekend
Reservations for spring Commencement weekend must be requested one year in advance, and rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will begin accepting reservation requests for 2018 spring Commencement on May 8, 2017, at 8 a.m. EDT. You will be notified via email no later than June 8, 2017, whether we are able to accommodate your request. Your reservation must be paid in full upon confirmation.Learn about Commencement
Submitting a reservation request
Reservation requests for 2018 spring Commencement may be submitted beginning May 8, 2017, at 8 a.m. EDT. Our online registration form will go live at that time.
These policies apply to all reservations for stays during home football game weekends and spring Commencement weekend.
- A minimum stay of two nights is required.
- A deposit equal to the room rate and applicable taxes for your entire stay is due at the time you make your reservation.
- You may cancel up to 30 days prior to the first day of your stay and receive a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel fewer than 30 days prior, you forfeit your deposit.
- Any changes or cancellations must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.