Welcome to the IU Family

You are an important part of your student’s college experience, and we created a number of orientation sessions and resources with you in mind. Whether you have been able to attend New Student Orientation with your student or not this summer, we are happy to make a number of our sessions available to you for review. We hope this provides you with helpful information as you prepare for your student's first year at Indiana University.

If your student has not included your contact information in their Student Center, urge them to do so that you can receive important newsletters, updates and information from Indiana University offices like FYE and the Dean of Students. They can do so by searching for Student Center in One.IU.

Enjoy exploring the Resources and Family pages of our website. Look for information about our family webinars, FYE newsletters, and other opportunities to keep you connected with information and life at Indiana University.

Explore recorded sessions

The original schedule of sessions, planned for the week of virtual New Student Orientation, is listed below. Click or tap on the "Play recorded sessions" button below to see the list of available recordings.

Play recorded sessions

Friday, June 24

Financing your education and understanding bills and financial sources is a crucial part of success as a student. Luckily, the university’s financial experts are available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the resources and tools to help your student manage their overall finances.  
Start here with staff from Student Central—your one-stop shop for taking care of business so students can focus on their education. We will begin with a quick overview and then provide time to answer your individual, specific questions.  

Each school at IU and the College of Arts and Sciences has its own dedicated career center. Learn about how career services at IU can help your student prepare and plan ahead for what they need to consider to make the most of their time. 

This session is intended for families and supporters only. Student life at IU is vibrant and varied, and students have many choices they can make along their journey. Each brings learning and growth. The Division of Student Affairs oversees many of the services, resources, and opportunities for students during their years at IU—from involvement and activities, to conduct and safety, and support and well-being. Join this session to learn more the many ways IU supports and engages students throughout their time at IU and helps them live the Indiana Promise. We will also discuss the important partnership between IU, families and supporters, and students.

Transfer students know what if feels like and means to be a college student. But they may still be new to IU Bloomington, and we can’t wait to tell them all about it. Come check in, meet each other, and let us share our IU experience. We will give students and their families the inside scoop about how to best navigate campus, connect with others, and know that their decision to transfer here was a great one.