Facilities, Maps, and Directions

Campus and Buildings

The campus of IU Northwest in Gary is adjacent to 240 acres of wooded park land. 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.

Eight 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 facilities and annex buildings.

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, US-20, and SR-53. 

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

The John W. Anderson Library

The John W. Anderson Library is the information hub of the IU Northwest campus.  

The Library helps students with their research and information needs while providing space for individual and group study. The library has small study rooms that seats up to four people and two Student Collaborative Rooms for larger group collaboration.  

Students can schedule one-on-one research consultations with a librarian to get help with things like: 

  • Selecting an initial topic for a research paper or other research assignments 
  • Evaluating and critiquing resources based on context 
  • Identifying fake news, misinformation, and how it spreads 
  • Citation help 
  • Creating short custom-made videos or webpages 

Through the IU Northwest library, students have access to millions of resources from the other IU libraries. Books, journal articles and other resources from the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and other regional campus libraries can be quickly obtained for students and faculty. 

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.

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