Skip to main content

Families in the Community

Mary Stewart Building


By the 1960s, ISU began to offer different accomodations to match changes in the nation.  By World War II, greater numbers of enrolled married students forced the school to provide accomodations for married couples. The expansion of education in addition to the what which offered veterans an education, greatly expanded the number of married students.

In addition to accomodating married veteran students, ISU also provideed housing briefly for Cuban refugees taking part in a teaching program. Between 1961-1962, ISU housed Cuban students and their families in Mary Stewart House as they went through a special educational program that would make them Spanish-language teachers in the state of Indiana.