Celebrate at Jagapalooza

Step on up for the 10th annual Jagapalooza. On April 28, 2023, you and your guests can unwind before finals week with carnival rides, games, novelty artists, 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.

2023 guide to Jagapalooza

You’ve got questions. We have the answers to make sure your day of fun is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Jagapalooza will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023, 4–11 p.m. in Lot 80 (in front of the IUPUI Campus Center). This is a rain or shine event.

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

Jagapalooza is free to attend. We will have food trucks and carnival games that will have a small cost. You 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 IUPUI 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 IUPUI Campus Center, Information Desk, on Level 1 of the building.

  • The Orbiter
  • The Sizzler
  • The Vertigo
  • Zero Gravity
  • The Super Slide
  • The Expo Wheel
  • The Freak Out
  • Black Widow

All games are available to play for a small cost. 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
  • Shoot Out The Star
  • Baseball Bottle Throw
  • Balloon Bust

Food trucks are provided for low-cost snacks and meals while you enjoy yourself at Jagapalooza.

  • Poor Jacks (Elephant Ears, Popcorn, Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy, Lemon Shake Ups)
  • Other Food Trucks

Bathrooms are located within the IUPUI 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.
  • This is an alcohol-free event, and any drinking will not be permitted by any attendees. For IUPUI students, it may result in disciplinary action.
  • Masks are not required for events where all IU constituent activities take place outdoors. Constituents who are exempt from vaccination policy must wear a mask.
  • We will be promoting hygiene prevention strategies and providing hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • 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 IUPUI Campus Center (north of Lot 80) and within Lecture Hall (east of Lot 80, across University Blvd.).


All questions related to IUPUI Jagapalooza can be submitted via email to sapb@iupui.edu.