IUPUI timeline

An archival image of student nurses in 1885
First graduating class of nursing at Wishard Memorial Hospital in 1885


1891: Indiana University offers first classes in Indianapolis
1914: Long Hospital opens and the Indiana University Training School for Nurses is founded
1916: First extension office for Indiana University opens in Indianapolis
1917: First commencement is held for nursing. Five students receive a Graduate Nurse Diploma from Indiana University
1919: Indianapolis School of Medicine Building completed

Historic photo of the Ball Gardens
The Ball Residence for Nurses


1924: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital, named after the Hoosier poet, is dedicated in October
1927: The 75-bed William Coleman Hospital for Women is dedicated on October 20
1928: The Ball Residence for Nurses, now known as Ball Residence Hall, opens its doors
1934: The School of Dentistry Building and Ball Sunken Gardens are completed
1938: The Clinical Building is completed