Welcome to the start of your Hoosier Experience

It's almost time for your New Student Orientation (NSO) program. Attending orientation virtually allows you flexibility in creating a schedule that works for you, and we want to be sure you get the most out of this part of your experience until you can be here in person.

Navigating the Schedule

You have already chosen your Academic Advising appointment, your student group meeting time, and your Foundations of New Student Orientation time. All are pre-set and required. It's time to put the final touches on your personal orientation schedule.

Be sure to read through the list of live sessions listed in the schedule below—all times are in the Eastern Time Zone. It is expected that you will attend other sessions, but you are welcome to build your own personalized schedule around your week.

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.


  • Complete your required NSO Canvas modules and any required placement exams prior to your academic advising appointment.
  • Start building connections in the Hoosier Network by joining through the email invitation you received. If you've already joined, just sign in using your existing account.
  • Watch your IU email—we will send you information about events in the fall to help you fill out the rest of your orientation, and connect with other new students.
  • Your parents and supporters are welcome to attend all sessions with you or on their own, except your academic advising appointment and student group time.

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.

Foundations of New Student Orientation

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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. Take the first steps of your journey as a Hoosier.

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 to expect during advising, how General Education courses can shape a student’s academic experience, and the value of your IU degree.

The transition to college is exciting and challenging. Staff from the Dean of Students Office will provide tips on successfully navigating it, 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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Explore your interests, build connections, serve your community, and find your 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 to get involved on campus.

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

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