USI at a Glance
Since its founding, the University has made a significant investment in physical facilities. Recent projects include the opening of the Griffin Center in 2016 and, in 2015, the Performance Center held its first theatrical performance.
Other major facilities added to USI’s campus in recent years include the Applied Engineering Center, Business and Engineering Center, expansion of the University Center, the David L. Rice Library, the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, the Dowhie Ceramics Center, and an expanded Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center. Improvements also have been made to outdoor athletic fields.
Physical Activities Center Expansion
The University has now begun work on phase I of an eagerly-awaited two-phase expansion and renovation of its Physical Activities Center (PAC). The two-phase project, with a total price tag of around $66 million, will add more than 200,000 square feet of space to the facility, in addition to the renovations of existing space. The first phase is expected to be completed in fall 2018, with phase II taking an additional 18-21 months to complete. View web cam of construction progress.
The Physical Plant Services Center houses the central power plant and offices.
The Support Services Building houses offices, maintenance shops, Procurement, Distribution Services and Risk Management.
The Publishing Services Center is the location of the copy center, creative and printing services, news and photography..
The Children's Learning 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. It is the residence for USI's First Family and a center for hospitality.
USI Public Safety is located near the University Center.
Outdoor athletic and recreation facilities include tennis courts, athletic fields, 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.
Students in the theatre arts program design and make the wardrobes and set for USI Theatre productions in the Theatre Support Building off of Bluff Lane.