Orientation Reservations - Incoming Summer/Fall 2016 Students

Orientation is a required program for all students new to IU South Bend. There are two different orientation programs for students new to campus:

1. New Student Orientation (full-day program, 9:00a - 4:00p)
You will attend this program if you are either of the following:

  • First-time college student;
  • Transfer student with less than 18 credit hours

Registration for classes for the above students takes place during orientation, so it is to your advantage to attend the earliest possible program.Parents and guests are welcome to attend New Student Orientation, but we ask that you limit the number of guests to two.

Reservations are limited for each orientation and will close one week prior to each orientation unless capacity is reached sooner.

If you are required to take the English and/or Math placement exam, these exams must be completed PRIOR to reserving for orientation. Students will be asked to reschedule for a future orientation if exams have not been completed. If you are unsure which exam(s) to take, refer to your Admissions certificate or contact the office of Admissions at (574) 520-4839 or

Reservations are required (no walk-ins). Click on the links below or call (574) 520-5005. Placement exams (math and/or English) must be completed PRIOR to attending orientation.

Saturday, May 21
Friday, June 10
Friday, June 17
Friday, June 24
Friday, July 15
Friday, July 22
Friday, August 5
Monday, August 15 (reservations for this final orientation will open up the week of August 1;further details will be forthcoming; students are encouraged to attend the earlier orientation on August 5, if at all possible)

2. Transfer Student Orientation (half-day program, 9:00a - 1:00p)
You have the option of attending this program if you are either of the following:

  • Transfer student with 18 or more credit hours
  • Age 21 or older

Registration for the above students takes place PRIOR to orientation. Click here for advising contact information or call (574) 520-5005.

Due to limited space, Transfer Student Orientation is restricted to students only.

Reservations are required. Click on the links below or call (574) 520-5005.

Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, July 20
Wednesday, August 10