Butler University

Butler University was founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler.   Butler University occupies 20 buildings on 290 acres in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Butler Student Organizations are comprised of over 100 special interest student groups, including eight national sororities and eight national fraternities; music, dance and theatrical performance groups; a student newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine; academic clubs and honor societies; and a student-run television station.

The Butler Bulldogs Athletic teams compete in 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. Intercollegiate, intramural and club team sports offered at Butler include: basketball, baseball, crew, cross country, equestrian team, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball.   Sports facilities include the Hinkle Fieldhouse, Bulter Bowl, Bulldog Park,  Butler Bubble and Varsity Fields.

Clowes Memorial Hall, is one of the finest Performing Arts facilities in the Midwest and home to the Butler Ballet and Butler Symphony Orchestra.

Driving Directions:

From the north on I-65 (Chicago)
 Take I-865 east to I-465 east
 Take I-465 east to Exit 31—Meridian Street
 Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
 Turn right on 46th Street
 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Bear to the right of the flagpole
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the north on I-69 (Detroit)
 Take I-465 west to Exit 31—Meridian Street
 Turn left on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
 Turn right on 46th Street
 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Bear to the right of the flagpole
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the south on I-65 (Louisville)
 Take Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
 Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
 Turn left on 46th Street
 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Bear to the right of the flagpole
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street
 

From the southeast on I-74 (Cincinnati)
 Take I-465 west to I-65 north
 Take Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
 Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
 Turn left on 46th Street
 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Bear to the right of the flagpole
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the east on I-70 (Columbus, Ohio)
 Take I-65 north to Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
 Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
 Turn left on 46th Street
 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Bear to the right of the flagpole
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the West on I-70 (St. Louis)
 Take I-465 north to exit 17-38th Street
 Turn right on 38th street; travel to Clarendon Road (You will pass a shopping mall and the Indianapolis Museum of Art)
 Turn left on Clarendon road (Clarendon is immediately past Crown Hill Cemetery)
 Travel to Hampton Drive; turn right
 At the next stop sign, turn left onto Sunset Avenue
 Travel to the stop sign at 46th Street
 Turn left into the one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
 Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

Parking on Campus:
Designated visitor parking is available throughout campus. If you are unable to find a visitor parking space, a temporary parking permit is available from the Butler University Police Department (Jordan Hall, lower level) or the Office of Admission (Robertson Hall).

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  • Butler University
  • 4600 Sunset Avenue
  • Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • (800) 368-6852
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