During the Vietnam Era, the student community started expanding and technology began changing Residence Hall communitites. As a college education became more important, enrollment increased. Between 1959 and 1969, ISU opened 14 Residence Halls and one Married Student Housing complex. While competitions and events within and between Residence Halls continued as they had before, entertainment in the halls changed. Residence Halls initially offered each new technology in common areas, later changing to add phones, wi-fi, and other services in individual rooms. As televisions, phones, computers, cell phones, and the internet became commonplace, students could do much of the same activities in their own rooms.