Around Town

Evansville is the third largest city in Indiana. USI’s suburban location in the rolling hills of western Vanderburgh County is just minutes away from all that Evansville has to offer. Students can take in a hockey game, traveling Broadway show or concert at the Ford Center, a 10,000-seat downtown arena. For a relaxing walk, bike ride or invigorating run, the downtown riverfront features a greenway with a view of changing river traffic and the Evansville skyline. Evansville’s historic district showcases a variety of architecture and a vibrant arts district. Movie theatres (including an IMAX) and Swonder Ice Arena draw students together for fun, activity and fellowship. Evansville’s restaurants, coffee shops, museums and shopping areas also are places where students like to spend time. If you want to get away for a weekend, Evansville’s central Midwest location is close to several major cities such as Indianapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Nashville.

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USI and METS (Metropolitan Evansville Transit System) provide free bus transportation on campus, to Eagle Plaza, and Schnuck's Transfer Terminal for USI students. Real-time tracking of the buses serving the USI campus is available courtesy of DoubleMap at

The Campus Shuttle provide transportation between the Housing apartment complex and campus.

METS West Connection connects USI with the METS city transportation system transfer point near the Schnuck's Shopping Center.