Enjoy a sweet tradition and help IU thank health care professionals
The Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon is an Indiana University tradition that dates to 1947, when IU doctors and nurses would gather each spring on the lawn outside Riley Hospital, or under big tents, to enjoy a sweet treat and celebrate our health care professionals.
For 73 years, the event has been a focal point for alumni gatherings. In recent years it has been one of the high points of Medical Alumni Weekend, where graduating classes reunite to share their special memories and celebrate all things IU.
Enduring across decades has been the special IU recipe for strawberry shortcake, a sweet golden biscuit topped with delicious cream and ripe strawberries—the crimson to go with the cream.
In 2020, we are continuing the tradition with a virtual strawberry shortcake luncheon. The secret recipe is no longer secret. We’re sharing it with our alumni and friends in hopes they can enjoy the tradition at home and share their gratitude for our health care professionals everywhere.