Orientation and Transition

Welcome Week

Exciting activities and time-honored traditions, enjoyed with a community of diverse, smart, interesting people that will make you glad you chose to become a Hoosier.

That, in a nutshell, is Welcome Week. Whether you’re new or returning to campus, these events—which begin the Wednesday before the start of fall classes—will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be an IU student.

Each year, Welcome Week kicks off on the official Opening Day for the IU campus – the Wednesday before classes begin. Events continue through the first week of classes for new and returning students.

Welcome Week begins with the Freshman Induction Ceremony on Opening Day. All students living in residence centers receive a copy of the full schedule when they check in. Off-campus new students receive a copy by attending the Off-Campus student meetings on opening day.  An electronic copy is always posted on this page in early August.  View the 2013 schedule below.