Indiana University East along with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new parking lot, located behind Hayes Hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony today (January 17). As part of the ceremony, IU East gave away #RedWolfNation ice scrapers to all in attendance.
The 70-spot parking lot has been under development since November 15, 2013.
IU East provided the additional parking following its 17th consecutive semester of enrollment growth. In fall 2013, a record-breaking 4,456 students were enrolled for classes at IU East. The university has experienced an unprecedented increase in the number of students enrolled since fall 2007, doubling enrollment.
With the enrollment and the number of faculty and staff attending campus each day, additional space was needed for parking.