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Life at IU Fort Wayne

IU Fort Wayne is a health sciences center located on our partner campus of Purdue Fort Wayne, where you’ll have full access to on-campus housing, student organizations, athletics, events, and more.
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An extension of IU’s Indianapolis campus, 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 and 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.

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Supporting your mental health

Life can be stressful, whether it’s relationship issues, food insecurity, or school/life balance. However you’re feeling, IU has mental health resources to help.

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When I found the Health Science degree at IUFW, I knew this degree will give me many graduate school opportunities.

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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.
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Access to 90+ shared student organizations

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.
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On-campus residential life

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.

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