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Best images looking back at 2021

Campus was busier in 2021 as most students, staff and faculty returned in person to IUPUI for the start of the fall semester.

As we wrap up the year, let’s look back at some of Indiana University photographers’ favorite images from the past 12 months.

If reading is more your style, check out some of the most-read stories of 2021.

View of the Indianapolis skyline from the roof of University Library on Nov. 16. View of the Indianapolis skyline from the roof of University Library on Nov. 16.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
A student sits in a hammock in Magnolia Courtyard on March 29. A student sits in a hammock in Magnolia Courtyard on March 29.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Two physician assistant graduates embrace at their White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 27. Two physician assistant graduates embrace at their White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 27.
Credit: Chris Meyer, Indiana University
IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar, left, meets with then-Indiana University President-elect Pamela W... IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar, left, meets with then-Indiana University President-elect Pamela Whitten during a tour of the IUPUI campus on April 16.
Credit: Chris Meyer, Indiana University
Fall colors and sunlight are on display around campus on Nov. 8. Fall colors and sunlight are on display around campus on Nov. 8.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Khrisma McMurray celebrates during the commencement ceremony at Carroll Stadium. Khrisma McMurray celebrates during the commencement ceremony at Carroll Stadium.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
After a year hiatus, IUPUI students, faculty and staff participate in the Regatta along the canal... After a year hiatus, IUPUI students, faculty and staff participate in the Regatta along the canal in downtown Indianapolis.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
A student at the Campus Center studies in the lower level of the building on Jan. 26. A student at the Campus Center studies in the lower level of the building on Jan. 26.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
IU President Pamela Whitten high fives others while going down the escalator at her inauguration ... IU President Pamela Whitten high fives others while going down the escalator at her inauguration party at IUPUI.
Credit: James Brosher, Indiana University
Students take part in the Welcome HOME cookout at the Tower Courtyard with the new jaguar statue. Students take part in the Welcome HOME cookout at the Tower Courtyard with the new jaguar statue.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Human-computer interaction graduate student Abhinav Sikharam works in the Emerging Technology Lab... Human-computer interaction graduate student Abhinav Sikharam works in the Emerging Technology Lab, where he created a data visualization dashboard to help triage victims in an emergency situation.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Olympic diving trials took place at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI on June 8. Olympic diving trials took place at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI on June 8.
Credit: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
An aerial view of commencement on May 17 at Carroll Stadium. An aerial view of commencement on May 17 at Carroll Stadium.
Credit: Chris Meyer, Indiana University