Family Resources

Stay connected with your student during their time at IU

Parents, family, and those important in the lives of students are key to student success. Indiana University understands that. And, while it is true that there are laws and regulations that direct us regarding access to information, we have no intention of leaving you out of the loop. Specific access to student information can be provided by the student; general information, tips, guides, and campus news are easily available to you.

Understanding FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Monthly webinar for families

Join us for a series of monthly webinars on a variety of topics designed to give you the information you need to help your student during their first year. Each webinar will provide information and time for you to ask questions directly from campus representatives. All webinars will be hosted on Zoom and are on Eastern Daylight Time. Review descriptions below and register today, and return as we update and post future sessions.

October 13, 3 p.m.: The College Classroom
Hear from an IU professor and academic support staff to learn about the college classroom and tips for how students can be successful academically.

Watch the recording

November 10, 3 p.m.: Career Services at IU
Our goal is to make sure that students are successful during their time at IU—this includes getting prepared for life after college. Learn about what career services are available to students from their first day and beyond as a Hoosier. 


December 8, 3 p.m.: Staying Engaged and Successful Online
Regardless of where your student is living, there are countless resources to help them succeed academically and stay connected to their IU community. Hear about technological services and student support to make sure your student finishes the semester strong and is prepared for their next semester.


Watch past webinars

September: Health and Safety
Learn about campus safety resources, the Student Health Center, and more from representatives discussing health and safety resources available to students on campus and virtually.

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Family Resources

Parents Advisory Board

Get up-to-date information about policies, events, and ways to participate.

Family Newsletters

The FYE family newsletters will keep you informed and give advice for current issues students experience.

Academic Calendar

Find out the official dates and important deadlines.

9-Year Calendar

Plan ahead with the tentative 9-year calendar.

Student Central

The one stop shop for finances at IU.

Third Party Access

Grant access to your bursar bill, 1098-T tax form, grades, class schedule, financial aid award or summary, and other personal information to any person(s), such as a parent, guardian, or spouse.