Finding the Basics
Each student is assigned a mailbox in the student lounge for campus mail, announcements, etc. There is also an outgoing mail box located in the main office, and a campus post office located in the IPFW Printing Services Bldg. The closest USPS building is located on the corner of Stellhorn Rd. and Maplecrest Rd. next to Target.
There is a medical student lounge located on the main floor of the Medical Education Building. Three microwaves, two refrigerators, and Direct TV are available for student use. Many students pack their own lunch utilizing the facilities in the lounge. Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are located in the basement of the Walb Student Union. There is also a Subway located in Kettler Hall.
Medical students are allowed to park in any lot/garage, unless the spot is marked for faculty/staff. Avoid the green spaces marked for faculty and staff as parking in those spaces may result in a parking ticket. A new 1000 car parking garage is in the process of being built right near the Medical Education Building. Parking is always free for students. Parking meters in certain lots are in effect from 7am-11pm, Monday through Friday.
Campus Police and Safety Escort Service
IPFW Campus Police provide a safety escort service for students on campus. This service is available 24 hours a day if ever a student feels threatened or uncomfortable. They can be reached at (260) 481-6827. Emergency phones are also located throughout campus. IPFW is a safe campus and our Campus Police are very reliable.
Apartments in Ft. Wayne are reasonably priced for those students looking to live on their own. The following website provides descriptions of Fort Wayne apartment complexes: http://www.rent.com/
Canterbury Green 485-9687: This is the closest complex to campus, in fact, the new Medical Education Building is located at the north end of campus within very close walking distance to the complex. Many medical students choose this location.
Montrose Square 485-3475: Located on Evard Rd between Reed and St. Joe.
Versailles on the Lakes 485-4111: Nice apartments, with the option of using Cantebury’s facilities; quiet. Located at the corner of Reed and Evard roads.
Woodbridge 482-8156: Located on St. Joe Center Rd (a.k.a. Washington Center Rd).
For more options - http://www.rent.com/
The Hilliard Gates Sports Center is located right next to the Medical Education Building and is a popular place for medical students to work out. The facility is currently expanding. Because medical students are not officially IPFW students there is a $70 per year fee for its use. Specific information can be obtained by contacting the Gates Sports Center at (260) 481-6655 or going to the facility’s main desk. The Hilliard Gates Sports Center website is the following: http://www.ipfw.edu/fitness/
In addition to on-campus facilities, there are several health clubs in Fort Wayne, such as American Health Fitness Center, Summit City Fitness, Cardinal Fitness, Anytime Fitness, and various YMCAs. Shoaff Park is located a short distance north of campus, and is a safe place for outdoor running, biking, Frisbee golf, golf and more.
Ft. Wayne is considered the “City of Churches,” therefore; many choices are available for most denominations. The following website lists many of the options: http://www.fwchurches.com/
Ft. Wayne has many shopping possibilities. Primary stores include Best Buy, Kohls, Kroger, Meijer, Target, WalMart, and two large shopping malls (below).
Glenbrook Mall – Largest indoor mall in Indiana.
Jefferson Pointe – Outdoor mall with a huge movie theater (Rave).
For more information try this site: http://www.bing.com/local/default.aspx?what=shopping&where=Fort+Wayne%2c+Indiana&s_cid=ansPhBkYp01&mkt=en-us&ac=false&q=shopping%2c+fort+wayne&qpvt=shopping%2c+fort+wayne
The Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne (IUSM-FW) is located on the north end of the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne campus (IPFW). The center is a brand new facility with state-of-the-art equipment. We look forward to seeing you on the Fort Wayne campus.