New Student Orientation
May 20, June 9, June 23, June 30, July 14, July 21, August 4

8:30a - 9:00a
Check-in at the University Grill, located in the Administration Building (click here for a campus map and directions)

The Financial Aid office will have an information table to answer questions.

Representatives from the Honors Program will be on hand to meet and greet Honor's eligible students.

Welcome from Chancellor Terry Allison

Parents dismissed for concurrent parent session in the Student Activities Center. Please note that parents/guests will be separate from students for the remainder of orientation. The concurrent parent session will cover much of the same material that students will be receiving, but targeted more for the parent audience.

Large group information session for students including brief snapshots on the following areas:

  • Student Counseling Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Police
  • Tutoring
  • Disability Support Services
  • Making the Academic Connection program
  • Title IX
  • Student Conduct
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • University Information Technology Services

Students will be dismissed to various classrooms to meet in small groups of 10-15 students, along with a faculty member and an Orientation Leader. During this time, you will have an active dialogue on making the transition from high school to college, what are the faculty expecations of college students. Orientation Leaders will share what has allowed them to succeed in college (as well as where they have struggled). This isn't a lecture session, we want to hear from you, what you are looking forward to about college and what you may be a bit nervous about. This is all about you feeling better connected to IU South Bend and ready to begin classes on August 21 better prepared than ever!

Orientation Leaders will take students on a campus tour, to familiarize you with the physical layout of the campus and also with the support services that you would have heard about previously. So when you return to campus for classes in August, you will have a better understanding where to go for specific services or where to go to ask questions.

Lunch will be served in the courtyard area outside the University Grill. During this time, be sure to get your free Titan T-Shirt in front of the Student Activities Center, which you can then decorate however you wish with a variety of colors and stencils. Several student clubs and organizations will be available to give you information on getting involved on campus. Financial Aid will be available for questions and you can meet the counselors in the Making the Academic Connection program and 21st Century Scholars.

You will meet with advisors and faculty from your academic unit to register for classes. When you leave campus, you will be officially registered for your first semester at IU South Bend. 

Orientation concludes . . . although dismissal time my vary depending on how long it takes to register for classes. Before you leave, go to Wiekamp Hall and obtain a Crimson Card, your official Indiana University photo ID. Note: be sure to bring another form of ID to orientation, such as high school ID, previous college ID, or driver's license in order to obtain your Crimson Card.

You are then invited to the River Crossing Community Building for Titan Floats! This is also where you will meet up with parents/guests that accompanied you to orientation and take a tour of our student housing.