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Ivy University was an institution of higher education located in the city center of Tall Oaks. The university was affected by the Tall Oaks outbreak and was decimated with the rest of the city on June 29, 2013. President Adam Benford, who intended to disclose the conspiracy behind Raccoon City while speaking at Ivy, was infected and killed.


The university was set to hold a large event on campus welcoming President Adam Benford. The president was scheduled to speak outside of the northern building and attend a four course dinner inside. During the ceremony, the president had planned to reveal the truth regarding the US government's involvement in the Raccoon City Destruction Incident.[1] Sometime prior to this event, Secret Service agent Helena Harper reported a sighting of a group on campus with possible intent to assassinate the president.[2] The USSS proceeded to investigate the area, leaving the president vulnerable in his guest room on campus. At approximately 9:02PM on the 29th, the outbreak had spread to the campus and claimed the life of the president.[3] The infected president was encountered by D.S.O. agent Leon Scott Kennedy and Helena, who were forced to neutralize him.[4]

Following these events, the two agents escaped from the university with the help of F.O.S. mission coordinator Ingrid Hunnigan.[5] There are no other known survivors.


The campus features four main buildings: the building on the northern side of campus with a large party venue and various student areas (such as the music room); the building to the east with the lecture hall and classrooms; the staff building to the south; and the student dorms to the west. There is a courtyard in the heart of campus connecting each of the buildings. A notable landmark of the courtyard is the clock tower.

There is a football field on the southwestern side of campus and a tennis court on the southeastern side. A notable entrance is on the western side of campus; secured with metal detectors, x-ray scanners, and an electronic gate between the student dorms and courtyard. There is also an underground parking lot beneath the northern building.

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  1. Resident Evil 6 (2012), cutscene: "Underground Nightmare".
  2. Resident Evil 6 (2012), "Helena's Crime".
  3. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Leon and Adam".
  4. Resident Evil 6 (2012), cutscene; "Death of a President".
  5. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Ingrid Hunnigan".