An extension of IUPUI, IU Fort Wayne shares its friendly, walkable campus with Purdue Fort Wayne, including picturesque green lawns, modern buildings, and public spaces like the Walb Student Union and the Helmke Library. All Fort Wayne students come together for campus events like Homecoming, the Chancellor’s Chili Fest in the fall, and cheering on the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, Fort Wayne’s only Division I college sports program, in 14 different sports throughout the year.
Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second-largest city, provides students with a rich city life beyond campus, including great restaurants, arts & performance events, Minor League Baseball games, and 86 city parks. As one of the state’s largest medical communities, it also offers excellent professional resources and employment opportunities for IU Fort Wayne graduates pursuing careers in health sciences.
*Enrolled at IU Fort Wayne and Purdue Fort Wayne **Through Purdue Fort Wayne
When I found the Health Science degree at IUFW, I knew this degree will give me many graduate school opportunities.
YURSA SALEH IU Fort Wayne student
A diverse and inclusive community
Joining the blended community of IU Fort Wayne and Purdue Fort Wayne is a unique part of the student experience here. Purdue Fort Wayne supports a range of student cultural organizations open to all Fort Wayne students, as well as a variety of resource centers for minority, first-generation, and non-traditional college students, as well as students struggling with personal or academic challenges.
All student clubs and organizations are open to both IU and Purdue students, so getting involved on campus can open up opportunities to connect with people you won’t meet in your IU classes. Whether you’re into fishing or photography, politics or professional networking, global health or giving back to the local community, you’ll find a place to meet like-minded people and pursue passions beyond your career goals.
Though most IU Fort Wayne students live off campus, you can apply to live in on-campus residence halls through Purdue Fort Wayne. Student housing offers seven different unique floor plans to choose from, including apartment-style housing, allowing you to live steps from your classes and campus facilities.
As an IU Fort Wayne student, you’ll also have access to meal plans for all Purdue Fort Wayne on-campus dining options, including traditional dining halls and rotating “guest restaurants” from the Fort Wayne community.