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. All students living in residence centers receive a copy of the full schedule when they check in. Off-campus new students receive a copy by attending the Off-Campus student meetings on opening day.
Your Induction into Indiana University! Induction Picnic immediately follows. Family invited to both.
Tour the student services offices that will help you throughout your IU career.
Learn how to make the most of your first year and beyond.
Try out IU’s recreational sports program, recognized as one of the nation’s best.
Living off campus? Get tips to ease your transition and stay involved in student life.
Show your IU spirit at this cream-and-crimson-filled pep rally.
Get to know your floormates and your resident assistant in these required meetings.
Sample the food and activities at the Indiana Memorial Union, IU’s most popular campus hangout.
Bond with your neighbors and broaden your horizons.
Get your game on, while learning how tech at IU can save you time and money!
Learn about the majors you’re considering from the faculty who will teach your courses.
Catch a ride on an IU shuttle to do some pre-semester shopping.
Celebrate IU’s cultural diversity with food, music, and dancing.
Explore the ways you can earn money and develop your skills by getting a part-time job.
Enjoy games, food, and prizes galore—and scope out future study spots.
Connect with your new community, and other new students, through community service.
Interactive booths will allow you to discover the opportunities and benefits of engaging in undergraduate research at IU.
Enjoy an evening of music and fun before classes start.
Learn Rachael’s story, and explore your willingness to step up and help a friend—or even a stranger—in need.
Come see the Indiana classic film, Hoosiers, at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater.