The John Van Vleet Global Engagement House 



The John Van Vleet Global Engagement House (GE house) offers a great environment for academically focused students, as well as, professionals who are interested in apartment living in a quiet neighborhood away from campus. The GE house was donated to the school by Dr. Hugh and Mair Lewis, and was named in honor of Dr. John F. Van Vleet, professor emeritus and former Associate Dean for academic affairs.


Housing Information

The house is located at 115 1/2 South 31st Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 (it’s the right side of the duplex, two DVM students live on the left side).


Housing Information

Wireless Internet


Refrigerator and Freezer

Coffee maker

Washer/Dryer in unit (Detergent Provided)

Gas stove/oven (pots and pans provided)

Utilities included

On citybus route

Bicycle accessible




Getting to the Vet College (625 Harrison Street) from the GE house via City Bus:

Catch the #7 bus (every 30 minutes) at the NW corner of Earl Ave. & Ferry Street (4.5 blocks north of the house).  At the downtown bus depot transfer to either the #1B or #4B bus and take to the State St. & Marsteller St.  Walk South to Harrison Street and arrive at Lynn Hall.  It will take at least 45 minutes to travel from the GE House to Lynn Hall.

We also have four (4) bicycles you can use to get to Lynn Hall.

Mobile/Smart Phone Apps:

  • Lift
  • Uber

Payment for Rental Property:

Global Engagement Office ( to pay for the rental property. 

All payments must be via checks or money order. If you would like to pay in cash, you will need to pay $5.00 fee, for the Global Engagement office to obtain a money order on your behalf.

*Guests from a partner university submit $75/week

**Guests from a non-partner university submit $150/week


Photos of the Rental Property

Bedroom 1:


Bedroom 2:






Living Room:


Book Your Stay

 If you would like to book a bed in one of our rooms at the John Van Vleet Global Engagement House please click here.



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