Volleyball will be played at Maple Crest Middle School, one block from campus, while the basketball team moves to Kokomo High School, only minutes away on Berkley Road.
"It will be wonderful to have the Cougars play closer to campus where it will be more convenient for students to attend games," said Sarah Sarber, dean of students. "We invite the community to come and cheer on our student athletes as well."
Sarber added that campus officials are grateful to Northwestern High School, which hosted volleyball, and Western High School, which hosted basketball, for allowing use of their gyms during the teams' first year.
"We couldn't have done it without them. They were a key part of our success this year," she said.
The volleyball team continues training and conditioning at Northwestern High School, while the basketball team uses the Morning Star Church gym and trains at the YMCA.
"The whole community has really embraced these athletes and our program," Sarber said. "We've made some great connections and partnerships with community organizations in the last year."
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.