Know before you go: 2023 Jagapalooza guide


A decade ago, Jagapalooza started out as a series of inflatables at Carroll Stadium. Since then, this end-of-year celebration has grown in size and spirit to become the campus favorite tradition that it is today. With 2,896 attendees at last year’s event, the carnival continues to be a student-led event — thanks to the hard work of the Student Activities Programming Board — that wows our campus with fun and free rides, games, food and more. And Jagapalooza’s 10th annual event will be no different.

Event details

Friday, April 28
4–11 p.m. | Lot 80 (in front of the Campus Center)

*CrimsonCard is required to enter Jagapalooza.

Bringing guests

Jagapalooza is open to all IUPUI students, faculty, staff and their guests. There is not a limit to the number of guests you can bring, and all ages are welcome! To enter the event, guests must come with someone who is affiliated with the university.

Pre-register for the event 

To keep the lines moving, everyone is encouraged to pre-register on The Spot. When you register online, you will sign a waiver and pick your time of entry. On Friday, just show the registration table your waiver confirmation to get a wristband, and you’re all set!

Guests cannot pre-register for the event. Once your party has reached the front of the line, your guests will go to a marked registration table to sign their waiver and get a wristband.

Yes, the carnival is really free

Entry and the rides come at no cost to our attendees. Each person (including guests) will also get one free food voucher that is redeemable for a carnival snack.

Remember to bring cash to grab a bite to eat from one of our participating food trucks and play select games. There’s an ATM inside of the Campus Center on Level 2 outside of the Indiana Member Credit Union.

*Exclusive intel: Free Jagapalooza shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last).

Free rides at the 2023 Jagapalooza

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

Low-cost games at the 2023 Jagapalooza

  • 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

A quick FAQ

Question: Where should I park?
Answer: Visitor parking can be found throughout campus. The closest parking garages to the event are: Vermont Street Garage, Tower Parking Garage and North Street Garage. Additional parking information and options can be found online.

Q:What happens if it rains on Friday?
A: This is a rain or shine event.

Q:Where are the bathrooms?
A: Bathrooms are located on all four levels of the Campus Center, which is directly across from Lot 80.

Q: Will there be a lost and found?
A: Yes! It will be located at the Information Desk in the Campus Center on Level 1.

Important reminders

This is an alcohol-free event. We expect all attendees to abide by this rule and respect everyone that is coming to enjoy Jagapalooza.

For additional questions, please visit the Jagapalooza page or contact our amazing student team organizing this event, SAPB, at


Photo by Liz Kaye