Sample Schedule

Review what you can expect at orientation

During orientation, you’ll get a chance to learn about campus and connect with resources to make sure you have a smooth and successful transition. Here is a sample list of sessions you can expect:

Program check-in

Welcome and overview of orientation: Learn more about your schedule, what you need to do, and how to make the most of your first year.

Academics at IU: Explore your academic options and continue preparing for your academic advising meeting.

Student-led sessions: Discover what life at IU Bloomington is like through the eyes of current students.

Optional social events: Have some fun and connect with other new students at any of the optional events and programs that are offered around your orientation program.

Additional sessions cover the following topics:

  • Housing
  • Dining
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Getting involved
  • Student life, and more

Programs for spring admits

Spring start students will have orientation programs right before the spring semester begins.

Day One

10 a.m.–6 p.m.

  • Sessions are structured to review classroom expectations, academic advising prep, extracurricular involvement, housing, and more.
  • Lunch is provided for participants.
  • Family and supporters attend concurrent sessions focused on them.

Day Two

2–3 hours

Expect your day to include 2–3 hours during which you will complete your academic advising and course registration, meet with Student Central (finances), and take care of other required tasks.

Only international and transfer students are invited to attend orientation virtually.

Participants are required to attend all synchronous sessions of their New Student Orientation program, including their academic advising and course registration appointment.

Family, parents, and supporters of students who attend Virtual Orientation will also be invited to join the program.