|1965||Indiana State University-Evansville opened on September 15; first classes held in Centennial School with 412 students, two full-time and 36 part-time faculty and staff|
|1979||SIHE announced plans to provide student housing|
|1984||First student housing opened at ISUE. Housing known as Mid-America Student Housing Inc. (currently O'Daniel South Apartments: Boon, Bigger, Dunning, Hendricks, Jennings, Noble, Ray, Wallace, Whitcomb, Wright)|
|1985||Legislation signed on April 16, 1985, establishing a separate state university, University of Southern Indiana|
|1986||USI accepted the gift of property from MASH, for apartments adjacent to campus. (currently McDonald East Apartments: Baker, Chase, Gray, Hammond, Hendricks, Hovey, Lane, Matthews, Morton, Mount, Porter, Willard, Williams - all built in 1975)|
|1990||Two more apartment buildings were added in the area now known today as McDonald West: Durbin and Hanly.|
|1991||McDonald West expanded by two more buildings: Marshall and Saletta.|
|1993||Four more buildings were added to McDonald West: Branch, Goodrich, McCray and Ralston.|
SIHE transfers ownership of $15 million student apartments to USI. Apartment areas renamed to Frank F. McDonald Apartment Complex and Joseph E. O'Daniel Apartment Complex.
Final building in McDonald West area opened: Jackson.
Housing and Residence Life increased capacity with the addition of O'Daniel North buildings: Bowen, Branigin, Craig, Gates, Leslie, McNutt, Schricker, Townsend, Welsh.
|1997||Robert J. Fair Residence Life Center opened. The main office for Housing and Residence Life located in the center.|
|1998||Two new apartment buildings bring campus occupancy to 2,100 students. (O'Daniel North: Bayh and Orr)|
|1999||First suite-style residence hall opened (Newman Hall); Food Services offered first meal plan|
|2000||Second residence hall, Governors Hall, opened|
|2001||O'Bannon Hall, third residence hall opened|
|2004||Fourth residence hall, Ruston Hall, opened|
|2008||McWest Community Center renovated and renamed to Residence Life Community Center|
|2009||Housing Services Building renovated. Office of Religious Life, O'Daniel South laundry along with Housing programming initiatives are located in the building.|
|2011||Housing and Residence Life (Robert J. Fair Residence Life Center) office renovated.|
|2012||USI campus housing can accommodate nearly 2,800 students|