About Us

We understand that you have lots of questions. We’re here to answer them.

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Guiding You Through an Exciting First Year

As you begin your first year at IU, you’ll start to see all the possibilities your undergraduate experience offers. Research opportunities. Study abroad. Student activities. Community service. Specialized academic programs. Leadership roles. The Office of First Year Experience Programs at IU offers guidance, advice, and help as you explore options. Through programs, resources, and services, we’ll provide the information you need to make your education and experience at IU everything you want it to be.

Your first IU experience as a student is New Student Orientation but your connection with First Year Experience Programs continues after that. We’ll guide you through IU traditions from the Freshman Induction Ceremony to Little 500, add depth to your academic study through special events listed as part of the Experience IU program, and answer any and all questions you may have about being a Hoosier.