Orientation and Transition

Welcome Week

Induction Activities

August 16 | 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. | IU Auditorium

The Freshman Induction Ceremony marks, with pageantry and fanfare, the beginning of your IU career. Your family is also invited to attend.

Held at the IU Auditorium, this tradition is the ceremony where new students are inducted into the new class of Hoosiers.  It is presided over by IU Provost Lauren Robel. You’ll also be invited to make your Indiana Promise, a commitment to IU and to yourself to be ethical, responsible, and respectful.

Afterwards, join other families and members of the IU community for the induction picnic under a canopy of trees.


To ease your planning, two ceremonies are scheduled; new students and their families may attend either one. Each ceremony is approximately 45 minute in length, with the picnic immediately following. Tickets are not required to attend the Freshman Induction Ceremony, but you are asked to make reservations. Make your reservation here.