Page Day with the Indiana Senate gives students an opportunity to learn about their state government and how bills become law. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet their legislators.
The program is open to high school students who have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse on January 22. Page Day is considered an excused absence and a school excuse letter will be sent home with the student.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Student Application Deadline
Apply by Wednesday, January 11, 2023
How to Apply
- Visit Indiana General Assembly website to find your state legislator
- Visit the Indiana Electric Cooperatives website to fill out and submit the application
You must be available on that day and have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse. The program is open to students aged 13 to 18. Please confirm with school administrators, but Page Day is considered an excused absence in most instances.
Frequently Asked Questions
January and February each year
January of each year
Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows high school students to witness state government in action.
Tour Indiana's historical Statehouse, including the Senate chambers, the Supreme Court and the governor's office. Observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the Senate and listen to debates on important policy issues. Meet and assist senators with age-appropriate tasks.
Indiana law allows Hoosier students to serve as a page one day per legislative session and receive an excused absence from school. We will provide the necessary documentation.
Ladies: Suggested options include skirts or dresses (no shorter than fingertip length), dress slacks, blouse or sweater. If you wear leggings you must wear a fingertip-length top. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
Gentlemen: Suggested options include a suit or dress slacks with belt, a collared shirt, sweater or sport coat with collared shirt. Ties are recommended but optional. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
Ladies: Jeans, halter/tank tops/sleeveless tops, low cut/midriff-showing tops, mini-skirts/dresses, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.
Gentlemen: Jeans, low-slung pants, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip-flops.
Pages should plan to arrive at the Senate page office by 8:30 a.m., for registration and orientation. Pages will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the day parents should wait in the hallway and your child will come to you.
Lunch will be provided for students by Indiana Electric Cooperatives. We will also do our best to plan for an educational speaker during this time.
Yes! We will do our best to make sure all students receive a photo with their legislator (both official through the State of Indiana and via IEC). Pictures taken by the state photographer will be mailed to students and pictures taken via IEC will be available through a shared photo site.