Welcome to the IU Family

You are an important part of your student’s college experience, and we have several sessions and resources just for you. As your student makes their NSO reservation, make sure they enter your email address so you can receive information regarding your orientation program. They can also add your email at any point by going to their Profile on the Orientation Portal. Once you are added by your student, you can utilize your guest access to the Orientation Portal. 

Navigating the Schedule

You are invited to attend any and all the live sessions listed in the schedule below. Be sure to attend the "New Student Orientation Overview and Welcome" for an overview of the orientation process as well as the “Just for Families” session designed with you in mind. All sessions are live and will be recorded so you can return to them in the future if needed. Captions will be added to the recordings. Many sessions are offered multiple times, to allow you to create a schedule that works for you. 

How to Participate

We will use Zoom for our event. We recommend installing or updating Zoom Meeting Client at least 10 minutes prior to our opening session.

After you have installed Zoom, you can attend a session by clicking the plus sign to the right of the session title. In the drop-down description, click the “Join Session” button. All sessions are on Eastern Time. Continue scrolling to learn more about the sessions available each day.

Have any questions during the event? Email fye@iu.edu for assistance.

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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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