The IU-Purdue partnership in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has officially changed after long-discussed plans to split Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne into different universities took effect July 1. While both universities will share the same buildings and remain on the original campus, they are now separate entities.
Back in June 2017, the IU Board of Trustees and the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved an agreement to realign the university and create separate universities.
What to know
The regional education center is based in Neff Hall on the south of campus. Most of the programs are housed in the basement and first floor of the building. The majority of nursing students will still attend classes and lectures on the third floor of the Liberal Arts Building, and the IU School of Medicine will remain on its own on the north side of campus.
Around 300 freshmen are expected to start at IU Fort Wayne this fall, joining 150 students entering into the professional programs.
IU Fort Wayne students can use all facilities and services on the campus along with their fellow Purdue students, and on-campus housing will contain both IU and Purdue students.
IU undergrads will not be able to compete in NCAA Division I athletics.
Currently enrolled juniors and seniors at IU dental and mental imaging programs, as well as Purdue nursing students, will still be enrolled at Purdue Fort Wayne, but will be taught by IU Fort Wayne faculty.
Students will also have access to some new facilities that are under construction. A new Student Success Center and computer lab are being built in the basement of Neff Hall, according to an IU press release.
At the beginning of June, IU Fort Wayne Student Central completed construction on the first floor of Neff Hall.
Faculty and Staff
IU Fort Wayne, according to an IU press release, employs 44 full-time undergraduate faculty and 25 staff members. There are also 16 full-time graduate faculty and several staff employed in the schools of social work and medicine.
- Aug. 14: IU Fort Wayne and Purdue Fort Wayne partnership picnic.
- Aug. 17: First-year student orientation.
- Aug. 20: First day of classes.