New Student Orientation - December 4, 2015 (revised)

University Grill, located in the Administration Building (click here for directions to campus)
There will be red and white orientation signs directing you to parking.

8:40a - 9:00a (a continental breakfast will be served)


Welcome Remarks: Dr. Jann Joseph, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Orientation Overview:  Rick Dennie, Director, Student Support

9:15a - 10:00a
Information Sessions (students and parents together)

10:00a - 12:00p
Small Group Information Sessions (separate sessions for students and parents)

  • Please note that parents and other guests will not remain with students during the New Student Orientation program following the Information Sessions that end at 10:00a. We feel it is critical for our new students to become familiar with the IU South Bend campus and to meet and interact with other students, faculty, and staff, and register for classes independently of their parents. 
  • Parents and guests will receive similar information as the students, but targeted specifically for them.

12:00p - 12:30p
Lunch in the University Grill (combined for students and parents)

12:30p - 1:00p
Post-Lunch Information Session (combined for students and parents)

1:00p - 3:00p
During this time, students will reconvene in their small groups to meet with an advisor and register for classes.

Parents and guests can remain on campus for additional information sessions or may leave and return to pick up their student.

What to Bring to Orientation

  • Your computer account username and passphrase. You will be registering for classes at orientation and will need this to access the online registration system. Please ensure you can access your  computer account prior to coming to orientation. If you are unable to access your account, contact our Information Center at (574) 520-5005.
  • Dress comfortably and weather appropriate, as we will be outside for part of the time.