Facilities, Maps, and Directions

Campus and Buildings

The campus of IU Northwest in Gary is adjacent to 240 acres of wooded park land, much of which, as currently developed, includes municipal playing fields, baseball diamonds, and golf courses. The city of Gary has already given 32.8 acres of this park property to Indiana University for the campus. The Gleason Park site is bounded on the north by an interstate expressway (I 80-94), on the east by a major north-south artery (Broadway-Indiana 53), on the west by the Gleason Park Golf Course, and on the south by residential housing. The northeast and northwest corners of the 240-acre tract lie adjacent to expressway cloverleaf exchanges east and west.

Seven of the buildings used by IU Northwest are located on the 27-acre main campus site. The buildings are Raintree Hall, a classroom/office building and the Moraine student union building, which were put into operation in 1969; Hawthorn Hall, a four-story classroom/office building, which was occupied in 1976; and the John W. Anderson Library/Conference Center completed in the spring of 1980. A three-story science/laboratory building, Marram Hall, opened in 1991, and the Savannah Center, which houses an art gallery, auditorium, health club and bookstore, opened in 2000. In 2006, the University dedicated the Dunes Medical/Professional Building and in 2017, the University dedicated the new Arts and Sciences Building that houses two theatres, an art gallery, classrooms and faculty offices.  Two other structures contain university offices, research offices, and campus support services. There are also a greenhouse and physical plant facilities.

Maps and Directions

IU Northwest is conveniently located in Gary, Indiana. We're easy to get to—just minutes from I-90, I-80/94, I-65, US-12, and US-20. 

Let us help you get here and find your way around once you arrive by looking at our maps and directions.

The Library

The John W. Anderson library provides access to space and information sources and services to support students’ needs. The library has access to 180 online abstract or full-text journal databases, an online catalog of all IU libraries, online catalogs of local public and university libraries, 30,000 electronic journals, online encyclopedias, and biography and statistics databases. Visitors can enjoy coffee from the Little RedHawk Café while collaborating with colleagues. The library has 7 small study rooms that seats up to 4 people and the 2 Student Collaborative Rooms for larger group collaboration. The library is open 7 days a week and can provide students with research and computer assistance. Through the IU Northwest library, students have access to the 7 million volumes and 26 million other materials of the other IU libraries. Books and journal articles in the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and other regional campus libraries can be obtained quickly for students and faculty through the IU Northwest System Services (Interlibrary Loan) Office.

The Calumet Regional Archives collects, preserves, and makes available records of local organizations and individuals that document the history of Indiana's Calumet Region (Lake and Porter Counties) for use by students, scholars, and the general public. There are more than 5,000 cubic feet of these documents, preserved for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis provides regional and subregional economic, demographic, health, environmental, and other data to businesses and nonprofit and community organizations. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab provides software and assistance for creating spatial maps. The Community Grants Information Collection and Foundation Center Cooperating Collection provide materials and databases for grantseeking.

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