Living on Campus

Residential LifeChoosing to live on campus comes with many benefits -- such as living in an academically-supported environment, the ability to stay connected to campus through activities that foster educational, social, and leadership development and engaging with students from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles.

Residential Life offers a living and learning environment, committed to the academic success and personal growth of our residents. Students can choose to live on an academic theme housing floor -- where students are clustered by academic major, making it easy to form study groups and make friends. We also offer quiet floors, which offer an optimal environment for studying. Our friendly and supportive hall staff are available 24 hours a day to provide guidance as well as educational and social programming for residents.  

Living on campus, you'll enjoy the convenience of being close to classroom buildings, library, the Student Rec Center, Hulman Memorial Student Union and easy access to dining halls and a wide array of social and athletic activities.

360° Room Views


Floor Plans


Eating on Campus »

New Student Orientation

New Student OrientationCongratulations on your admission to Indiana State University. Part of becoming a Sycamore is to attend New Student Orientation. Orientation provides students with information on campus resources, introduces them to current students, their academic advisor, and serves as the method to scheduling classes for the first semester. All new freshmen and transfer (domestic and international) students are required to attend Orientation. A fee will be assessed on the student’s first e-bill.

Freshmen  »

Transfer Students »

Planning Ahead

What To Do While In High School

College will be here before you know it! Are you going to be ready? There are several steps you can take while you are in high school to help the transition to college go more smoothly. Take a look »

  • Work with your guidance counselor to make sure you're on the right academic track.
  • Take the SAT or ACT and have your scores submitted.
  • Challenge yourself so you are competitive for scholarships.
  • Be involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to think about college.

Dual Credit/College Challenge »

Summer Honors »

Academic Honors Diploma/SAT »

College + You

Upcoming Events

Blumberg Hall
Burford Hall
Cromwell Hall
Erickson Hall
Hines Hall
Jones Hall
Lincoln Quadrangles
Mills Hall
Pickerl Hall
Rhoads Hall
Sandison Hall

By The Numbers

By The Numbers

Schedule a Campus Visit

John W. Moore Welcome Center

Special events, campus tours, and personal campus visits are scheduled throughout the year to meet the needs of high school students, transfer students, graduate students—and others interested in attending Indiana State University.

Personal Campus Visits »
Personal visits can be arranged to fit your schedule and academic goals.

Sycamore Preview Days »
Scheduled throughout the year. You can tour the campus, meet with faculty, and learn about application and financial aid procedures.

Special Events »
These events are designed for high school students, transfer students, and others interested in attending Indiana State University.

Experience STATE »
Admitted students and their families are encouraged to Experience State, a special day just for them.

School Group Visits »
Educators (K-12) are invited to schedule a campus tour, group visit, or on-site presentation for their students.

When you decide to visit campus, it will be more efficient for you to arrange your visit prior to coming. The admissions staff will arrange a visit based on your particular interests, and then mail you an information packet containing all necessary material (including a parking permit).

Office Hours

Fall and Spring Semester
Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday:   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Select Saturdays:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PDF Directions, Maps, and Parking »


Office of Admissions
John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street

Academic Programs


Looking for a particular major? Not sure what you might like? Indiana State is a great choice for either situation because we offer nearly 100 undergraduate majors and programs.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors »

Graduate Programs »

Online Degrees and Programs »

Honors Program

The Honors Program gives academically talented students that academic adrenaline rush they crave! Honors courses and trips stimulate intellectual development, and you can live in the honors residence hall.

Learn More »

Study Abroad

Indiana State has relationships with universities all around the world, opening up opportunities for summer, semester, or year-long study abroad experiences. Tuition is usually the same, so cost should never be a reason not to give it a try.

Learn More »

LEAP Program

LEAP is a by invitation only program for entering freshmen. This program provides instruction in the basic skills needed to succeed in college. In addition to receiving this preparation, students who successfully complete LEAP will earn 3 college credits.

Learn More »

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and More

Approximately 74% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid comes in many forms, including loans, grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and veterans benefits. Payment plans also are available.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Fees

2014-2015 Undergraduate Fees

Follow these links for details, deadlines, and instructions.

Visit tuition and fees to calculate your cost of attendance, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility.

Did You Know?

In Fall 2013:

91% of full time freshman students received an average aid award of $9,814. Learn More »
63% of full time undergraduate students received scholarships and grants averaging $7,685. Find out more about scholarship opportunities »
53% of incoming freshmen received the Indiana State University Laptop Award. More Info »

The Right Size and Place

  • About 10,000 undergraduate students
  • 435-acre campus in a downtown setting
  • In Terre Haute, just an hour west of Indianapolis
  • Easy place to make friends
  • 12 residence halls
  • Easy campus to navigate - 10-minute walk at most
  • Safety @ ISU

Commuter Student Services

If living on campus isn't an option for you, there are still many ways to feel connected to the university beyond the classroom.

  • Commuter Lounges
  • Commuter Lunch Series
  • Commuter scholarships
  • Laptop Lending Program

Find Out More »

Activities and Organizations

We hear it from incoming students all the time. Will I make friends? With so many ways to get involved at Indiana State, we don't know how you couldn't make friends! From student government, to Greek Life, to drama club--and everything in between--you can get involved and make lifelong friends from your first day here,

Check out all the options »

Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center

Our award-winning Student Recreation Center is open to all registered Sycamore students. There are so many ways to get fit:

  • Lap and recreational pools
  • Fitness classes
  • Intramural sports
  • Basketball courts
  • Indoor soccer field
  • Workout rooms
  • 1/4-mile track

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