Schools & Divisions
School of Medicine
About the IU School of Medicine - Northwest
Location and Facilties
Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest is located on the Indiana University Northwest campus in the Glen Park area of the city of Gary and occupies approximately 35,000 square feet of a new building on the southwest corner of the campus. The safe and attractive campus is bounded on three sides by the Little Calumet River, the well-kept residential community of Glen Park, and the Gleason Golf Course. Students have 24-hour access to the building and all its facilities. The new building includes a student lounge with a small kitchen area and refrigerator for personal food storage and preparation. Locker rooms and showers provide students with a place to freshen up after exercise or sessions in the gross anatomy laboratory.
The current undergraduate enrollment at the IU Northwest campus is approximately 5,000 students. IU Northwest has a student union complex with gymnasium and fitness center available for medical student exercise and a cafeteria with low-priced food. Cultural activities on campus are numerous, including an IUN-sponsored local drama group, the Northwest Theater, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the numerous sports events, museums, ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and cultural attractions of Chicago are less than an hour's drive from the campus. For those who prefer an escape to the out-of-doors, the Hoosier Prairie and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, in addition to numerous parks in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, are outstanding areas for hiking, swimming, picnics, and cross-country skiing.
Northwest Indiana offers a variety of housing opportunities within easy driving distance of the campus. IUN is a commuter campus and, as such, has no dormitories or other student housing. However, IU School of Medicine-Northwest maintains two apartment buildings directly across from the medical building with a limited number of apartments for reasonable rent to medical students. Arrangement to see the apartments is strictly by appointment only with Dawn Ilgenfritz, director of operations and finance, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, phone (219) 980-6551, firstname.lastname@example.org. Unscheduled visits cannot be accommodated.