Student Experience

Explore student life at IU Fort Wayne

As an IU Fort Wayne student, you’ll be part of a vibrant, exciting community. You’ll have the same access to campus facilities, housing, and activities as Purdue University Fort Wayne students. So plan to cheer at a Mastodons basketball game—or play intramural basketball. Join a student organization (or three). Take part in community service activities. It’s all here waiting for you.

Find a place to call home

On-campus student housing gives you the opportunity to connect with other Purdue University students and stay engaged during your college experience. The best thing about student housing is that you're a close walk to everything you need. Classes, Helmke Library, Walb Student Union are just a short walk away. 

Find your home away from home

Make an impact

There are more than 90 Purdue University Fort Wayne student organizations on campus that you can join—you’re sure to find one where you can explore your passions, make connections, and develop valuable skills.

You’ll also have a range of ways to engage with the Fort Wayne community including many volunteer opportunities.

Get involved

Be the best you

On campus, you’ll find that developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is part of our culture. Purdue University Fort Wayne provides a variety of ways to stay active, each geared to help you be your best during your time at IU Fort Wayne, and beyond. 

Learn more about staying active

Some people look at health as an avoidance of being “sick.” We look at health as daily choices to do what is best for your body, mind, and spirit.

Take advantage of on-campus health and wellness services, from Student Health to Counseling and Psychological Services, to get and stay healthy. 

Learn about health and wellness on campus

Go Dons!

Our campus is home to Fort Wayne's only Division I college sports program. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons compete in 14 different sports including basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and much more! 

All PFW athletic events are free for students. So gather your friends and head out to the court, the field, or the green—and prepare to cheer on the Dons!

Learn more about athletics 

Get hired

Many IU Fort Wayne students want a part-time job during the school year to earn money. But having the right kind of part-time job can offer a lot more than a weekly paycheck.

IU Fort Wayne offers Federal Work-Study Program funding to students with demonstrated financial need. Work-Study positions are diverse, offer flexible work schedules, and are located on and off campus.

Learn more about Work-Study Programs at IU Fort Wayne