University of Southern Indiana



Since its founding, the University has made a significant investment in physical facilities. In fall 2010, the Business and Engineering Center opened, and in spring 2011, a $18.6 million expansion of the University Center was dedicated. See more about the BEC and the UC-East.

Other major facilities added to USI’s campus in recent years include the David L. Rice Library, the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, the Ceramics Center, and an expanded Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center.  Four residence halls have been added since 1999, and the Residence Life Community Center opened in fall 2008. Improvements also have been made to the spectator facilities in the Physical Activities Center and the outdoor athletic fields.

Upcoming projects include a new Teaching Theatre and an Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Major Facilities

  • Byron C. Wright Administration Building (1969)
  • Science Center (1969)
  • University Center (1974); expanded (1996 & 2011)
  • Technology Center (1975)
  • Physical Activities Center (1980)
  • Robert D. Orr Center (1990)
  • Frank F. McDonald Apartment Complex (1994)
  • Joseph E. O'Daniel Apartment Complex (1994)
  • Health Professions Center (1995)
  • Liberal Arts Center (1999)
  • Art Studio (1999)
  • Newman Hall (1999)
  • Governors Hall (2000)
  • Recreation and Fitness Center (2001); expanded (2009)
  • O'Bannon Hall (2001)
  • Science and Education Center (2003)
  • Ruston Hall (2004)
  • David L. Rice Library (2006)
  • Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries (2008)
  • Residence Life Community Center (2008)
  • Lenny and Anne Dowhie Ceramics Center (2009)
  • Business and Engineering Center (2010)
  • Applied Engineering Center (2013)
  • Performance Center (2015)
  • The Griffin Center (2015)


Additional Facilities

The Mallette Studio Theatre in the Liberal Arts Center is the main stage for theatre productions. Facilities on Igleheart Ave. support the productions.

The Physical Plant Services Center houses the central heating and cooling plant and offices.

The Publishing Services Center is the location of the copy center, creative assistance, news and photography, and printing.

The Children's Center provides supervision of pre-school-age children of students and employees and allows education majors to work with young children.

The University Home, built entirely with private donations, was given to the University in 1983 by the USI Foundation.

The Security Office is located near the University Center.

Outdoor athletic and recreation facilities include tennis courts, athletic fields, bicycle and walking paths and trails, Screaming Eagles Valley Complex, Broadway Recreational Complex, Bent Twig Outdoor Education Center, Westwood Lodge, Breckinridge Cabin, Grimes Haus, Eicher Barn, and the USI-Burdette Trail.

The USI Foundation is located on Clarke Lane near Schutte Road.

Innovation Pointe, Downtown Evansville's new high-tech business center, is operated in partnership with USI.

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