New student orientation
What happens at orientation?
Orientation is a little different at each campus, with unique events that showcase the spirit of your IU campus. All orientation experiences will include opportunities to:
- Learn about your campus
New student orientation usually includes information sessions to introduce you to your new campus, including important resources, events, and programs your campus offers to support you as a student.
- Meet with your academic advisor
Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to choose and register for classes, based on your interests, goals, academic requirements, and your high school coursework and/or college credits you may have earned.
- Connect with other students
Orientation is a great opportunity to connect with other students. At some IU campuses, virtual group events will give you a chance to meet new classmates and friends.
Questions? Contact the Admissions office on your IU campus.
Orientation by campus
See how to prepare for orientation on each campus. Be sure to make note of enrollment and registration deadlines on campus Admissions sites, linked in this section, and create your IU computing account to get started.
Reserve your orientation spot to learn about life as a Jaguar.
Get started by registering online for New Student Orientation.
Learn about new student orientation for Fall and Spring admits.
Register for new student orientation online.
First complete Redhawk Ready, a self-paced, online course to introduce you to IU Northwest before new student orientation.
First-time students are required to complete orientation.
Register for New Student Orientation on a date that fits your schedule.
Enroll in Online Student Onboarding. Our self-paced course introduces you to your virtual environment and support resources at IU Online.
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