August 20, 2014

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington’s Fall Semester kicks off on Monday, August 25. In keeping with traditions that were established under Chancellor Emertius John R. Whikhart’s leadership, students at the main Ferguson building can expect to be greeted on the morning of the first day of classes by bagpipes and by Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. 

“The start of the fall semester on Monday also marks the first day of my first full academic year as Chancellor of Ivy Tech-Bloomington, and I am thrilled to welcome students back to campus,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Many of our students have overcome struggles just to get here, and I am so proud to welcome them with open doors.”

Classes begin on Monday, but students still have time to register for classes. The Express Enrollment Center will be open this Saturday with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate students who have not yet enrolled in the courses they need to graduate. Advising, Accuplacer assessments, financial aid, bookstore and business office will all be open on Saturday. Walk-in hours are currently Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday until 5 p.m.

Some newer degree options include electrical engineering, fine arts, respiratory therapy, informatics, and supply chain management.

Courtesy of Student Life at Ivy Tech, Welcome Week activities are planned for current students during the first week of classes. Activities include breakfast on the go, a backyard barbeque, an outdoor lunch with games and music, a student resources expo, and movie night. The annual Music Festival will take place at the Ferguson building on Thursday, August 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will include festival foods, free bands, games and more. The festival will culminate in a display of fireworks.

For information about how to apply and enroll in classes, visit Ivy Tech-Bloomington in person this weekend, or visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.