ISU heading back to new classes and new renovations

Normal Hall

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Fall semester classes begin Wednesday at Indiana State University.

ISU is currently working on projects included in the campus master plan which began in 2009.

It’s the start of a new semester. Students are heading back to class and the campus is filling up. Officials tell us this fall those returning to Indiana State’s campus are coming back to more than a few renovations and some are still a work in progress.

“The four major projects that I described that are currently underway are all part of the campus master plan that was adopted in 2009. The renovation of the housing, the construction of new housing, renovation of Normal Hall, relocation of the track and infield facility are all projects that are an outgrowth of that plan,” Diann McKee said. McKee is Vice President for Business Affairs, Finance, and University Treasurer

Those are just a few of the projects from this summer. Projects McKee says are right on track with the master plan.

“It is very rewarding to see projects on paper and to plan those projects and then to see them really come to fruition whether it be construction to see those projects coming out of the ground,” McKee said.

For those incoming freshmen, everything is new…
“Basically they have the road blocked off so roads can’t get through there but since I’m walking it doesn’t matter for me. I’m really excited to start tomorrow,” freshman Ashton Young said.

And for everyone else…

“You may want to allow a little extra time to find a parking space on campus because there is still particularly from 5th street to 3rd street there are still a lot of projects going on that you might just want to take a little extra time,” McKee said.

For those curious about the towers located on the university campus, McKee says it’s currently a topic of discussion in regards to what their use will become or if they will be torn down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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