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AUGUST New Student


Your New Student Orientation Date

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If you have read all of the information in this document and still have questions, please visit or call us at (812) 855-HELP (4357). You may also contact us via e-mail at

What’s Included With This Packet? • Making War, Making Peace, Exploring Issues article. This text was a required reading for freshmen in the Summer New Student Orientation program. We invite all students to read this article and bring it with them as we will be discussing it during orientation. •

Immunization and health history information. Review the letters from the IU Health Center and take action as instructed.

Program Overview You will check in for your program in the Georgian Room, located at the top of the escalator on the first floor of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. At that time you will receive your personalized schedule for the two-day orientation program. Attendance is expected at all of the events described unless otherwise noted. The information in this packet will give you an idea of what events will be taking place in your program and will help you prepare for your academic advising appointment. After New Student Orientation, plan to stay on campus, as Welcome Week activities begin on Wednesday, August 24, and classes begin on Monday, August 29.

Day One Students and parents or family members will check in together at the Georgian Room in the IMU. Parents and students have separate programs to attend, but will reconnect with each other for a session during the late afternoon. Student attendance is expected at each session unless it is specified as optional. Bringing young children is not recommended, as the program is designed for adults. The program will conclude around 6:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to participate in evening social programming after required programming concludes for the day. In preparation for your advising appointment, you should visit the University Division website at and complete the Academic Interests Worksheet. Be sure to bring the completed form with you to campus for orientation.

You do not need to arrive early to test in mathematics or foreign language as these are built into your program schedule. If you have requested and have been granted testing modifications due to a diagnosed learning disability, please be aware that your check-in time may be affected. Your personalized email notification will provide additional details.

Student Program Sessions


Parent Program Sessions

Meals are not provided as a part of the New Student Orientation experience. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided on Day One of your program, but participants are encouraged to have lunch prior to arrival.

Students or Parents with Disabilities Students or parents who require specific accommodations should contact the Office of First Year Experience Programs at or (812) 855-HELP (4357) well in advance of their arrival so that we can provide information on the services available. Parents or guests needing mobility assistance may want to bring along additional help, as we do not have staff assistants for this purpose. Students who may need disability support services throughout the academic year should visit the Office of Disability Services for Students website at or call (812) 855-7578.

Required Placement Exams Presentations and discussion about Academics, CampusAccess Card (student ID) Information, Safety, Student Life, Technology, Community, Getting Involved, Student Finances, Advising at IU, and more

Professor’s Perspective Partnering with IU for Your Student’s Success Career and Internship Resources CampusAccess Card and Technology Information Group Meetings with Academic Advisors Student Finances at IU Health Services and Safety Information

Day Two The second day is personalized for students; start and end times will vary and will be based on the time of your advising appointment, which you will receive when you check into your program. There are no parent/family sessions on this day.

Student Program Sessions

Individual Academic Advising Appointment Fall Semester Course Registration CampusAccess Card (student ID) Distribution

Placement Exams


All students must take the required Mathematics Skills Assessment and the Foreign Language Placement Exam at orientation. The following foreign language tests are offered during the program: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Transfer students who think they may be exempt from either should print and bring their Transfer Credit Report with them.

Overnight accommodations are not provided for participants at August New Student Orientation. Students and family members will need to make arrangements accordingly.

Optional Biology and Calculus Exams These optional exams are offered by IU academic departments during New Student Orientation to help you earn advanced placement or IU credit. You can take either the biology or calculus exam prior to check-in on the first day of your program. You will need to sign in at the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union at 10:45 a.m. the MORNING OF the first day of your orientation program.

Optional Online Chemistry Placement Exam The online chemistry exam must be taken prior to New Student Orientation by students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and other sciences and by students who intend to fulfill prerequisites for medical school, dental school, and other health professions. See for details and information on practice exams. Additional exams for credit will be offered during Welcome Week for any student who wishes to earn IU credit for courses they may have taken. Information will be available in your Welcome Week booklet.

New Student Orientation Fees Student Fee The student fee is $125 and helps cover all orientation costs including testing, staffing, and all program materials. The fee will appear on your e-bill from the Office of the Bursar.

Parent/Family Fee The guest fee is $20 for the first person and includes all materials. Additional guests will be charged a reduced rate of $5 each, which does not include an additional set of materials. Students may authorize guest fees to be included on their IU bursar bill during check-in.

If you are living on campus for the academic year, you may check into your assigned residence hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 21. You will need to pay an early-arrival fee of $30 for each night prior to Wednesday, August 24, at which time regular housing and meal plan contracts begin. To register for Residence Hall Early Arrival, visit Additional information about the building to which you have been assigned, including floor plans, mailing address, phone number, and pictures, is also available online at Check out the “Move In Guide� to see what is provided as well as what is recommended to bring when moving into your room. Also listed are items that you are not permitted to bring. In addition, you can learn about parking options located around your residence hall. If you plan to live on campus for the 2011-2012 academic year and have not yet completed your application for on-campus housing, you will want to do so by visiting prior to New Student Orientation.

CultureFest at Welcome Week

Getting to Indiana University Bloomington is located one hour south of Indianapolis. Additional directions and information about shuttle services from the Indianapolis International Airport are available in the “Travel Information” section of The street address for the Indiana Memorial Union is 900 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47406. Note: While much of the major road construction on and around campus is scheduled to be completed before the start of the academic year, it is possible that you may still experience travel delays. Visit for the latest traffic updates. Please allow plenty of time for travel.

Parking Information If you are living on campus, we ask that you park in your residence hall parking lot and walk to the Indiana Memorial Union to check into the program. If you are not living on campus, there is limited visitor parking in lots adjacent to the Union and at the Jordan Avenue lot near the Office of Admissions. These are all pay lots. As space in the Union pay lot is often limited, shuttle bus service will be available to the Jordan Avenue lot prior to program checkin and at the end of the program day. A map with directions and parking lot information is included on the back cover of this confirmation.

Welcome Week

“Proud Traditions: Welcome Week 2011” begins on Wednesday, August 24, and is an essential part of your first year experience. During Welcome Week, you’ll begin to truly connect with IU people, places, and resources. You’ll participate in fun and informational activities with faculty, staff, new students, and returning students.

Welcome Week Highlights Include: Wednesday, August 24

• Freshman Induction Ceremony and Induction Picnic. You and your family are invited to attend this ceremonial welcome, an IU tradition since 1934. • Residential Community Meetings, Transfer Kick-Off Meeting, and Off-Campus Freshman Meeting. These meetings will help you meet other students as well as get information about Welcome Week, IU services, and more.

Thursday, August 25

• Academic Orientation Meetings. All students are expected to attend the meetings in their intended areas of study. • CultureFest. Voted one of IU’s top annual events, CultureFest features guest speakers, live music, food, and activities from many cultures.

Friday, August 26

• Required Advising Student Meetings. • Job Fairs for Work-Study and Non-Work-Study Students. • Open Houses and Receptions. Explore your world and pick up information and prizes along the way. These events will take place across campus in places such as culture centers, academic support centers, and more. • Traditions and Spirit of IU. At this Welcome Week event, you’ll learn all there is to know about being an IU Hoosier. Afterward, you’ll head over to the Taste of the Union for food, music, and fun. • Midnight Madness. At this late-night shopping excursion with other students, you can buy school supplies, room decorations, and anything you forgot. Many valuable prizes will be given away too!

Saturday, August 27

• New Student Service Day. Join other students in community service projects throughout Bloomington.

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Orientation Checklist Receive and review this Confirmation Packet. Prepare for your academic advising appointment by completing and printing out your Academic Interest Worksheet. Follow the instructions on University Division’s website: Be sure to follow the instructions included in the immunization and health history information. Make your travel arrangements. Visit and for more travel information, including updates about road construction in and around Bloomington. Make your lodging arrangements. Be sure to register for early arrival at if you are living in the residence halls. Pay overdue balances from any IU campus at least 24 hours before coming to New Student Orientation. Current fees may include ACP, parking fines, or other early program costs. Your IU billing accounts must be current in order to register for classes. Bring your 10-digit university ID number with you. Log into FY(Me) at where you can find this number in the “My Profile” section. Make sure your computer accounts are fully set up at, following the instructions provided. Visit FY(Me) for updates and additional information. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Students who may need disability support services should visit the Office of Disability Services for Students website at, or contact the office via phone at (812) 855-7578. Si desea recibir información adicional sobre Indiana University en español, por favor comuníquese con La Casa, el Centro Cultural Latino, al (812) 855-0174 o envíe un mensaje por correo electrónico (email) a © August 2011 Office of First Year Experience Programs

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What Should You Bring? Your 10-digit university ID number and your username and passphrase for your IU computing account. A completed copy of your Academic Interest Worksheet for your meeting with your advisor. Comfortable clothes, shoes for walking and evening social activities, and an umbrella. A photo ID. You will not receive your CampusAccess Card (student ID) without photo identification. A canned food item to donate to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Last year students donated almost two tons of food to the local community. Help FYE support campus sustainability initiatives. Bring a reusable water bottle. We will provide locations where you will be able to fill it up. The Making War, Making Peace, Exploring Issues article included in this packet. Be familiar with this required reading prior to your orientation. If you are a transfer student, a copy of your Transfer Credit Report.

2011 August New Student Orientation Confirmation  

2011 August New Student Orientation Confirmation

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