Events Center

Gather together, cheer and celebrate

The doors are open and students, athletes, faculty and coaches are thrilled with the beautiful, functional space at the new Student Activities and Events Center. The women’s volleyball team christened the space with the first sports event during a home opener, followed by men’s and women’s basketball.

The 24,000 square-foot facility features a 10,918 two-story gymnasium that seats 1,000 guests at an athletic event, and up to 350 for special events and seated dinners. A dedicated classroom is also located in the facility, serving the needs of the campus.   

Tour the facility

If you haven’t had a chance to see the Student Activities and Events Center in person, take this virtual 3-dimensional tour!

Video Tour of the Student Activities and Events Center
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A look inside the SAEC

Whether it's volleyball games, the activities fair, Chancellor's Guild dinners, classes, or a basketball tournament, the Student Activities and Events Center will act as a hub of activity for our students, athletes, alumni, and the community

Participates socializing in front of the IU trident.
Participants sitting at a table during an event.
Three students sitting in front of the IU trident.
A male student holding a basketball.

The Student Activities and Events Center allows me to have an area where I can breathe, eat, sleep, and prepare for school and basketball. The student body has a place where they can come in, work out, and have the same opportunities as our student athletes. As a basketball player, it feels great to have a place where the community can come together and cheer on our teams. It really brings a family atmosphere to IU Kokomo.

Zach Rinehart, senior finance management major, men’s basketball center

Donate now

The campus continues to raise money to offset the $8.4 million project. All contributions are tax-deductible. Reach out to University Office of Advancement for more information.

A campus events center and gymnasium allows for a more vibrant student life experience. It provides a place for dances, concerts, exhibitions, intramural competition, speakers, convocations, and other activities that engage students, and gives them a place to belong on campus. Engaged students are more likely to stay in school to graduate, creating a more educated community and alumni base in the region.

A 23,000 square foot events center and gym on campus creates opportunities for our students to easily support their athletic teams, building school spirit and growing attendance at games. It also attracts high-quality student athletes —those who excel both on the court and in the classroom — to enroll on our campus.

A campus events center and gym provides learning space outside the classrooms, where students can participate in conferences, presentations, and team building. It also offers an exciting venue for new student orientation, and hands-on learning activities.

This isn’t just any activities center. With a few minor adjustments – carpet squares, curtains, and lights – it can be transformed into an elegant and inviting event space for the campus and community. We want this to be a place where people will come together for celebrations, collaboration, and inspiration!

Please join us by becoming a part of the next chapter and leave your legacy. The time is now.