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New Chancellor's Restaurant now open

June 11, 2013

Chancellor's Restaurant is now open.

Chancellor's Restaurant is now open.

For more than a year-and-a-half, a dedicated team from various departments and contractors has worked together to renovate the former University Place Conference Center & Hotel into the new University Tower residence hall and Hine Hall classroom building. This project took two important steps toward completion on Tuesday, June 4, with the reopening of Chancellor’s Restaurant and the dining hall serving over 350 students and family members attending the IUPUI new student orientation program.

In addition to a new look and new menu, Chancellor’s will offer faculty, staff and visitors a conveniently located dining destination with quality cuisine and a menu that includes both light lunches and full meals. The restaurant, located in its previous location on the ground floor, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended hours beginning with the fall semester. The Bistro, previously located on the second floor, is now closed permanently.

This is just one exciting step of many this summer with University Tower. The inaugural cohort of residents for University Tower will move in on Aug. 17. In addition to providing housing for 560 students, University Tower offers the state-of-the-art dining hall (open to faculty, staff, students and the public starting Aug. 18), a computer lab, laundry and workout facilities, informal meeting spaces and several other amenities. Local and national research indicates on-campus housing has a direct impact on student success and, given the success of the Riverwalk Apartments and the demand for rooms in University Tower, this new housing is a major step forward in helping our students succeed.

I invite you to come see this transformation for yourself and stop by Chancellor's Restaurant. And save the date for the grand opening of University Tower, set for 10-11 a.m. Aug. 20 in the lobby. Help us celebrate this milestone.

Comments? Write chancllr@iupui.edu.

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