Community

  • TinCaps

    Tin Caps, Mad Ants, Komets

    Fort Wayne, a mere thirty-five miles away, holds the distinction of 7th best minor league sports market in the country. Take a break from your studies, grab a group of friends, and catch a Tin Caps (baseball), Mad Ants (basketball) or Komets (hockey) game.

  • Nordmann's Nook Pie

    Pie from Nordmann’s Nook

    Best. Pie. Ever. Right here in North Manchester.

  • Aquatic Center

    Swimming at Aquatic Center

    Find your inner Aquaman at the new Strauss-Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center. Stay in shape with weights and cardio equipment, swim laps, take exercise classes or relax in the sauna and spa. Students get a discount, and it’s only a couple blocks from campus.

  • Jefferson Pointe

    Jefferson Pointe

    Pile your friends in the car and make the short 35-mile drive to Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne. Catch a movie at the Carmike 18, shop ‘til you drop at some of your favorite stores, or enjoy a unique dining experience at the new Tucanos Brazilian Grille. It’s great off-campus fun.

  • Mentoring with Retirees

    Mentoring with Retirees

    With two retirement communities nearby, Manchester has many intergenerational opportunities. Retirees with a wealth of professional experience and wisdom can be valuable mentors, and many are Manchester alumni. You’ll find a community that cares about you and wants to help you succeed.

  • Top Safe Cities

    We’re among the safest communities in Indiana!

    North Manchester was found to be among “The 30 Safest Cities in Indiana – 2015” by Safewise.com, for a significantly low crime rate and lauding the town’s police force, which “sends a signal to criminals that crime prevention is taken seriously here.”

  • One World Handcrafts

    One World Handcrafts

    This fair trade shop downtown sells one-of-a-kind gifts that help artisans around the world lift themselves out of poverty. You’ll find fair trade chocolate and coffee, jewelry, clothing, purses, scarves, pottery, home décor and Christmas decorations.

  • Manchester Marketplace Candy

    Manchester Marketplace Candy

    Manchester Marketplace downtown offers a wide variety of bulk groceries at discounted prices, including a tantalizing candy selection and the world's best gummi bears.

  • Kissing Bridge

    Kissing Bridge

    It’s rumored that while attending the University, every Manchester student finds a way to kiss at least one person under the covered bridge.

  • Local Churches

    Local Churches

    North Manchester has many churches, and members of the community would love to have you worship with them. Don’t have a car? No problem. Manchester provides transportation to Sunday services.

  • Festivals

    Festivals

    Manchester and the surrounding areas are known for their festivals all through the year. Manchester celebrates its FunFest by the river at the end of the summer and its Harvest Festival during the fall. Fort Wayne is known for its Three Rivers Festival and the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Corn dogs, anyone?

  • Kenapocamocha

    Kenapocamocha Coffee

    The KenapocaMocha is our local, one-stop coffee shop. Its clever name combines the Native-American name for the Eel River (which flows through Manchester) and the name of the tasty beverage that the shop sells. Great lunchtime fare, too!

  • The Firehouse

    Firehouse

    The Firehouse is an under-21 club and a great place to hang out with friends and listen to the talents of local bands.

  • El Mezquite

    El Mez

    El Mesquite, a.k.a. El Mez, is one of the most popular spots for grub in town. People flock to try its mouthwatering Mexican cuisine, and for good reason. Take your family or friends when they come to visit. You won’t regret it.

  • Mr. Dave's

    Mr. Dave’s

    It's a tough task to beat the breaded tenderloin at Mr. Dave’s. Mmmmm good.