Orientation and Transition

Welcome Week

Exciting activities and time-honored traditions, enjoyed with a community of diverse, smart, interesting people that will make you glad you chose to become a Hoosier.

That, in a nutshell, is Welcome Week. Whether you’re new or returning to campus, these events—which begin the Wednesday before the start of fall classes—will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be an IU student.

Each year, Welcome Week kicks off on the official Opening Day for the IU campus – the Wednesday before classes begin. Events continue through the first week of classes for new and returning students. The 2016 Welcome Week kicks off on August 17.

Welcome Week begins with the Freshman Induction Ceremony on Opening Day. For a full schedule and updates, download the Experience IU app.

2016 Welcome Week e-Booklet