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Campus Life

A campus with heart

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The MIU campus is more than just a collection of buildings, it’s the embodiment of an ethos to create a positive impact in the world and foster a global community.

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Come to learn, grow, and experience personal and academic transformation, and be a part of a diverse, inclusive community of students from all over the world.

With our unique Consciousness-Based approach to education, commitment to sustainability, and emphasis on student wellbeing, our campus will provide you with a living and learning environment that nurtures mind, body, and spirit.

“Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplift and expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people.” – Danielle Doby

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Join a welcoming and inclusive student community where holistic wellness is woven into the fabric of campus life.

With a daily class schedule designed to allow time for both self-care and social activities, you’ll find it easy to form lasting friendships, enjoy new experiences, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

Experience it yourself

We welcome all prospective students and their families to join us at a Visitors Weekend or Visitors Saturday
Or, if you can’t come in person, visit us virtually

Visitors Weekend

(Thursday afternoon through Saturday after lunch)

Register:Oct 3-5Oct 31-Nov 2

The fee is $55, which includes meals, lodging (single rooms with bath), and round-trip shuttle transportation from local airports and train and bus stations. Travel reimbursements are available.

Visitors Saturday

(Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Register:Jul 13Sep 7

$10 registration fee. Lunch and transportation from local airports, train & bus stations are complimentary.

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Argiro Student Center

The 50,000 sq ft, LEED-certified Argiro Student Center is the hub of life on campus. Home to our organic, vegetarian dining hall, 300-seat auditorium, book store, yoga & dance studio, Vishwa Shanti Cafe, and Student Lounge, most students find a reason to pass through this space every day.

Single occupancy dorm rooms

All on-campus students enjoy their own personal space to rest and unwind, focus and study, or play and create in our single occupancy dorm rooms.

All the residence halls are within 10 minutes’ walking distance to the Argiro Student Center and most classroom buildings. They feature shared social spaces, kitchens, and meditation halls.

Fitness & recreation

In the 60,000 square-foot Grace Ananda Recreation Center, MIU students have access to tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts, full-length basketball courts, a running track, weight-lifting equipment, small rock climbing wall, and more.

Around campus, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, soccer field, outdoor tennis courts, and many walking paths. The Argiro Student Center is also home to a yoga and dance studio where classes are offered for free to students.

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Fairfield, Iowa

Art, music, theater and outdoor adventure abound in our vibrant hometown of Fairfield, Iowa.

Fairfield offers the best of small-town life – it’s peaceful, easy to get around, and filled with friendly faces – while also being far from your average rural town. You’ll find cute coffee shops, a kava bar, and an eclectic mix of restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world.

For those interested in outdoor recreation, Fairfield is home to:

  • 12 public parks
  • 1,300 acres of recreational land
  • Bonneville Reservoir
  • Jefferson County Park
  • 16-mile Fairfield Loop Trail

The Sondheim Center for Performing Arts hosts many nationally touring performances, and live music can be enjoyed most weekends at Café Paradiso.

Find out more about Fairfield at visitfairfieldiowa.com or visit MIU and see it for yourself!

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