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


The event guide is now live! Some information may only available to registered conference attendees. You will need to create an account with Eventsential to access locked down features via the desktop site or the mobile app. Here is how you do that:

  • Either visit the desktop site or download the Eventsential app from your phone’s app store. 
  • Select “Log In” in the upper right corner.
  • As prompted, enter the email address used when you registered. 
    • If you have never created an account with Eventsential, it will ask for your first and last name, then send an email for you to sign in to the event (as confirmation of your identity).
    • If you have created an account with Eventsential before, it will simply send an email that will allow you to sign in to the event. When logging in to Eventsential in the future, you will simply need to provide your email address, then use the link provided via email to access your account. There is no requirement to create a password.
  • Search for the 2023 IPDS: New Professionals Orientation to add guide.
  • If upon initial  access of the website, you are unable to access the locked down sections, please refresh or navigate to another content area. This should dismiss the message about restrictions.  
  • If access issues persist, please request assistance through the “Need Help” feature on the program website. 


View Schedule and Access Desktop Guide


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.