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. Welcome Week 2017 tentatively begins on Wednesday, August 16.
For information on events after Welcome Week, download the Experience IU app to stay updated and win prizes as a part of the Experience IU program.Check out the 2016 Welcome Week e-Booklet below:
Your Induction into Indiana University! Induction Picnic immediately follows. Family invited to both.
Learn how to make the most of your first year and beyond.
Living off campus? Get tips to ease your transition and stay involved in student life.
Get to know your floormates and your resident assistant in these required meetings.
Bond with your neighbors and broaden your horizons.
Learn about the majors you’re considering from the faculty who will teach your courses.
Celebrate IU’s cultural diversity with food, music, and dancing.
Enjoy games, food, and prizes galore—and scope out future study spots.
Interactive booths will allow you to discover the opportunities and benefits of engaging in undergraduate research at IU.
Tour the student services offices that will help you throughout your IU career.
Explore the ways you can earn money and develop your skills by getting a part-time job.
Try out IU’s recreational sports program, recognized as one of the nation’s best.
Show your IU spirit at this cream-and-crimson-filled pep rally.
Sample the food and activities at the Indiana Memorial Union, IU’s most popular campus hangout.
Get your game on, while learning how tech at IU can save you time and money!
Catch a ride on an IU shuttle to do some pre-semester shopping.
Connect with your new community, and other new students, through community service.
Enjoy an evening of music and fun before classes start.