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.

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Learn about on-campus housing options from our colleagues from Residential Programs and Services and get tips from Student Legal Services about what students should do before signing an off-campus lease.

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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 a faculty member and representatives from the Division of Student Affairs.

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Get a head start on thinking about housing, from on-campus options to info on tenants’ rights, what to look for in a lease, and legal services provided to IU students. Participate and interact with our panel of experts, including representatives from Housing and Student Legal Services—as well as a student representative.

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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.

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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. 

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Hear from an IU professor and academic support staff to learn about the college classroom and tips for how students can be successful academically.

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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.

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.