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.

Family webinars

View our series of 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 from campus representatives. All webinars were recorded live and hosted on Zoom.

Past webinars

September 20: Supporting your student

Learn about this critical time in a first-year student’s transition, explore ways to support your student, and learn about available resources while hearing from staff representing our Academic Support, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Division of Student Affairs.

Watch the recording

October 18: Student housing options

Get a head start on thinking about housing for your student’s second year, from on-campus options to info on tenants’ rights, what to look for in a lease, and legal services provided to IU students. Listen to our panel of experts, including representatives from Housing and Student Legal Services.

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December 6: Continued student engagement

A student's second semester can be especially critical as they continue to create their Hoosier Experience. Discover opportunities, services, and next steps that you can share with your student with representatives from Career Services, Greek Life, and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.

Watch the recording

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.

Division of Student Affairs

Stay informed and connected with events, news, and updates during your student’s time at Indiana University.

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.