Orientation and Transition


If you're a new student, you can start your IU journey with an unforgettable trip. IUBeginnings trips, held each August before Welcome Week, take you on an adventure that will ease you into college life and introduce you to 10 to 30 future friends.

IUBeginnings has something for everyone, with more than a dozen trips in tracks such as outdoor adventures, arts and culture, community service, and leadership development. Trip fees range from $225-$550.

Whether you’re whitewater rafting in the Appalachian Mountains or exploring the sights and sounds of downtown Chicago, you’ll bond with other new students and talk about academics, diversity, and other aspects of life at IU.

You’ll also have the option to start your IU experience early by avoiding the rush of Move In Day. Trust us, your family and moving buddies will thank you.

Questions regarding IUBeginnings can be emailed to iubegin@indiana.edu.

2015 trip descriptions are now available!

Review the information about each trip using the links below and check back soon to make a reservation!