Key Moments

  • 2007: The IU South Bend – Elkhart Center opened. The building was paid for by civic leaders from the city and surrounding area.

  • 2008: IU South Bend and IU Southeast become first regional campuses to offer on-campus apartments or dormitories.


A group of IU South Bend students huddle during a game of Quiddich outside of the River Crossing student housing complex. Courtesy of The Preface.

  • 2010: The Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Engman Natatorium was founded to record, preserve, and celebrate the citizens committed to social justice.


Onlookers outside of the Engman Natatorium building during the opening ceremony for the Civil Rights Heritage Center on May 23, 2010.

  • 2016: Enrollment grew to 7,500 (with more than 10% Latinx students).