Chapters 12 and 13

Chapters 12 and 13 : IUPUI Housing and the City of Indianapolis

Housing and Residence Life

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at IUPUI has four on-campus housing options for students. The Tower is for freshmen only; Ball Hall is the oldest housing option on campus; North Hall opened in 2016; Riverwalk offers apartment-style housing options for students.

Housing and Residence Life

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We’re standing on the second floor of Cavanaugh
Hall, right across the street from the Campus

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Center.

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Cavanaugh is actually connected to the Campus
Center through a Skywalk.

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IUPUI has about 6 or so of these skywalks,
plus underground connections between buildings.

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The majority of our buildings are connected,
which is great for getting across campus quickly.

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And for those days when the weather isn’t
great and it’s raining or snowing, we can

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just walk through the skywalks and get from
one building to another without ever having

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to step foot outside.

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Another great thing about the skywalks is
that they connect to most of the parking garages,

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which makes it really safe to get back to
your car.

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So this building, Cavanaugh Hall, is home
to the School of Liberal Arts.

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Liberal Arts prepares you for life no matter
what industry you’re going into.

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Liberal arts students’ ability to think
critically, adapt quickly, and solve problems

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is in demand from employers everywhere.

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Something new that the School of Liberal arts
just started offering is the Dual Degree Advantage

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program.

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The program allows any non-liberal arts major
to add a liberal arts degree and graduate

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with two degrees in the same amount of time.

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So, for example, you could add a language
degree to your engineering degree and be that

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much more in demand once you graduate.

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Cavanaugh Hall also houses various resources
including the Speakers Lab which offers free

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assistance with any step of the speechmaking
process and access to practice studios so

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you can run through your speech before giving
it.

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And there’s also one of the two Writing
Centers on campus which provides free assistance

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for writing your papers.

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They’ll help you edit, brainstorm, or anything
you need to make your paper the best it can

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be.

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The second writing center on campus is in
the University Library, which we’ll see

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later.

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And finally, did you know that IUPUI and Cavanaugh
Hall is one of the largest single-archives

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in the US?

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The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies is home
to more than 100,000 pages of published and

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unpublished literary works stored in thirty-one
of the author’s filing cabinets.

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The Center even includes a recreation of Bradbury’s
office and library as it evolved in Los Angeles,

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California for more than half a century.

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We’re now in one of Lecture Hall’s classrooms.

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These are the largest classrooms on campus.

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The largest lecture room can hold about 400
students.

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Most of the classes held here are intro level
or general education classes.

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I’ve taken quite a few of my general education
classes here and even though there were a

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lot of us in the class, I felt like the professors
made an effort to put names with faces.

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I always had the opportunity to build relationships
with my classmates and professors through

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team projects and the professors’ efforts
to build connections with us and get to know

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us.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis is in our backyard. IUPUI students have access to a vibrant city that provides them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in their field of choice.

Indianapolis

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Welcome to Taylor Courtyard, named after the
first Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and

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one of the first African American administrators
at IUPUI.

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Throughout the year, this space is used for
a variety of student events, including Weeks

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of Welcome.

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Weeks of Welcome happens at the start of each
semester to welcome new students and returning

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students to campus with events like an Ice
Cream Social, the involvement fair, internship

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fair, and much more.

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Students also play games between classes in
the courtyard: Frisbee is really popular,

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soccer, or a few students will try a slackline
between trees.

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We’ll explore some of these spaces later,
but from Taylor Courtyard you can see Cavanaugh

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Hall, Taylor Hall, The Business and SPEA building,
and across the street, the Tower Residence

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Hall and Hine Hall.

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Let’s head into Taylor Hall.

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We’re now in Taylor Hall, home to University
College.

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University College is where most students
will begin their academic journey, before

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making the
transition into their degree-granting school.

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University College offers a variety of resources
and services.

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Most notably, Bridge Week, which is a program
designed for incoming freshmen to become familiar

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with campus, receive academic support, and
meet their classmates before classes officially

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start for the year.

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After Bridge Week, all students continue into
a First-Year Seminar class.

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The First-Year Seminar is a special course
that introduces students to key information

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and skills needed to succeed at IUPUI.

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Some First-Year Seminars are part of Learning
Communities, which connect two or more courses

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by a common theme.

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Students in Learning Communities get to take
multiple classes with the same group of students,

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helping them make friends and build connections
while exploring real-world themes and taking

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part in hands-on out of class activities.

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University College also offers the Bepko Learning
Center and the Office for Academic and Career

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Development, both resources designed to make
students successful in the classroom and once

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they graduate.

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The Multicultural Center is dedicated to engaging
everyone on campus to understand the values

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of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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A quick crash course: Diversity illuminates
our differences and similarities, equity challenges

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us to recognize the distribution of opportunities
and resources, and inclusion ensures that

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every voice is represented and heard.

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The MC can be seen around campus in Democracy
Plaza, discussion boards around campus are

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used to discuss social justice and cultural
topics happening in the world, and Pass the

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Mic events which offer an open forum for discussing
pressing issues.

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The LGBTQ+ Center is in the same part of Taylor
Hall, the center advocates for the LGBTQ+

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community and provides resources, education,
and training on campus and throughout the

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community.

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Now we’ll move on to the Four Corners of
Campus, where Taylor Hall connects with the

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Business and SPEA building, University Library,
and the Education and Social Work building.

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