New Student Orientation

Summer/Fall 2023 Students

It's exciting to start your college journey, but we also understand it can be equally overwhelming. Our New Student Orientation is designed to make the process as straightforward as possible.

At IU South Bend, our strong sense of community means there is always someone invested in your success and ready to do whatever it takes to help you to pursue your passions, achieve your goals, and make your mark on the world. If you have any questions along the way, always feel free to reach out for assistance.

Check back in late February for information on orientation, advising, and registration. We will have several orientation programs throughout the spring and summer where you can come to campus, register for classes, and obtain your CrimsonCard, the official student ID. You can also meet with various student support services, such as 21st Century Scholars, Disability Support Services, Financial Aid, Veteran Student Services, and more. An optional campus tour will be available to help familiarize yourself with the campus prior to the start of classes in August. A limited number of virtual registration opportunities will be available where you can meet with an advisor via Zoom. Check back in late February for complete details!

1. Find your University ID

Before you get started, make sure you know your 10-digit University ID. You can find it on your admissions notices or look it up using the access management system.

Look up University ID

If you have not yet been admitted to IU South Bend, please contact the Office of Admissions before signing up for advising and registration.

2. Create or reactivate your IU computing account

After you create or reactivate your account, login to verify that your IU Email is set up (it may take up to 24 hours).

Create your account

If you have trouble activating your account, contact the UITS Help Desk at (574) 520-5555 or

3. Sign up for advising and registration

Check back in late February for details on how to sign up for advising and registration.

We're here to help

Phone: (574) 520-5005
ChatBot: accessible on the IU South Bend home page

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872