INDIANAPOLIS – Homecoming at the University of Indianapolis will be welcoming a massive new addition to campus. The university cut the ribbons on the UIndy Health Pavilion on Friday.
Students and faculty have gone in and out of the doors of the pavilion since classes started in August, but officials hope the ceremony will energize the campus heading into homecoming weekend.
The center houses eight health science departments containing around half of UIndy’s 5,400 students. The building also contains an auditorium, café, public event space, and a clinic operated in partnership with Community Health Network. Construction on the $28 million project began last June.
UIndy President Dr. Robert Manuel said the new health center serves as a cornerstone of the UIndy community.
“It’s a real moment of transformation for us,” Manuel said. “What we’re trying to do is raise the health and wellness opportunities in the area using the talent of Community Hospitals and Health Network, the talent of the faculty, and the energy and talent of the students.”
Manuel also said the building will give departments more opportunities to collaborate on projects and research.
The Health Pavilion isn’t the only project UIndy has been working on. The university is also building new campus apartments and a walking path around Southside Park and IPS School 65. Those projects are expected to be completed within the next year.