Orientation and Transition

New Student Orientation

Getting off to a great start at IU includes attending New Student Orientation. It’s where FYE helps you prepare for a successful first semester and year.

Program schedules will vary based on when you enter, but all are designed to help you get the information you need. See schedule samples using the links to the left. 

At New Student Orientation, you’ll meet with an academic advisor and register for your first-semester classes. You’ll also learn about IU’s academics, support programs, and other resources. Plus, you’ll get familiar with campus and meet lots of other new Hoosiers.

If this is your first time at IU Bloomington as a degree-seeking student, you’re required to attend in order to register for classes.

Your Reservation

Making your reservation for New Student Orientation is an online process that utilizes the FY(Me) login at the top of the screen. Based on the semester that you have been admitted for, you will have access to additional information, a to-do list, and various resources to assist you in your transition to the Bloomington campus. Once you receive your invitation to attend New Student Orientation, you can return to FY(Me) to complete your New Student Orientation reservation. 

Admitted for Summer or Fall 2017? The New Student Orientation reservation system is scheduled to open in mid-March. Check your IU email for important information and updates.

Parents and Family

This is a time of transition for you too, so we offer a program for parents and family members at the same time as the student program, with sessions that prepare you to support your student. You’ll also get to experience the community and campus where your student will live.


The $151.98 Orientation and First Year Experience fee ($174.98 for international students), set by the Indiana University Board of Trustees, covers costs for NSO as well as Welcome Week and FYE services and programs throughout your first year. This fee will be assessed on your first tuition bill after you attend NSO. 

The family/guest orientation fees specific to NSO vary by program type and will be outlined in your orientation materials sent to you as you make your reservation.