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.

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The original schedule of sessions, planned for the week of virtual New Student Orientation (June 2023), is listed below. Click or tap on the "Play recorded sessions" button below to see the list of available recordings.

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Your Foundations of New Student Orientation includes the following sessions:

Welcome to the Hoosier family! We look forward to sharing Indiana University and the New Student Orientation experience with all our new Hoosiers and their supporters. Attend this overview where we will walk through the orientation program and the many resources and opportunities available this week and beyond.

IU has a wide range of academic options for students—from multiple degree-granting schools to a huge selection of majors and minors. Join this session to learn about the structure of our academic programs, what students can expect during advising, how General Education courses can shape a student’s academic experience, and the value of an IU degree.

The transition to college is exciting and challenging. Staff from the Dean of Students Office will provide tips for students to navigate it succesffuly, resources available, and how campus comes together to create a safe and caring community.

Presenters of the NSO Welcome, Academic Prep, and Student Life will be available to answer questions from virtual participants.

Friday, June 23

Join this session to learn about the technology you’ll need to succeed at IU.

Join this session to learn about IU Dining, how to maximize the meal plan, resources for supporting nutritional and dietary needs, and more.

Understanding your student account and financial aid is a crucial part of your success as a student. Luckily, the Student Central experts are available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the resources and tools to help you manage the business of being a student.

This session introduces the many study abroad options available at Indiana University. Presenters will discuss program models and locations, scholarships, and next steps.

Each academic unit at IU has its own dedicated career center. Learn about how career services can help students learn more about themself, connect to the world of work, and gain marketable skills to make the most of their time at IU.

Join this informational session to learn about the benefits of living on campus and what your student needs to do to prepare for move-in.

Students can explore their interests, build connections, serve the community, and find their people through campus involvement. There are many ways to get involved on campus through experiences like Late Nite, IU Outdoor Adventures, community service, and student organizations. With over 750 different student organizations, including social and business sororities and fraternities, multicultural and international organizations, club sports, service and philanthropy groups, academic focused organizations, and social organizations, there is a student organization and involvement opportunity for everyone. Join this session to learn how students can get involved on campus.

Join current students and staff to discover how IU best serves international students and what students will want to consider as they start classes at IU.