How to attend New Student Orientation

Create an IU Computing Account

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Create your computing account

Pick a Date

Spring 2024 New Student Orientation is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on these dates:

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024

RSVP for Orientation

Complete the RSVP form for Spring 2024 to let us know your basic information, your t-shirt size, which day and time you'll be attending, and whether you're bringing any guests.

RSVP for Spring 2024 Orientation

Schedule highlights

Check-in for orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. We will kick off the day with a Welcome from our Chancellor followed by a Student Central information session which will cover things like paying your bill, financial aid, and scholarships.


Students will have several sessions including an Academic School session where they will be able to meet with faculty members, advisors, and current students from their Academic School and learn more about what to expect from their program.


Parents and families that attend orientation with their students will be able to participate in the same sessions as their student.

Orientation will end with a Resource and Involvement fair where students and their families can explore the resources and organizations at IU Southeast. Lunch will also be provided during this time.

Parking and directions

Orientation will begin in the Ogle Center. There will be red and white flags in front of the entrance and Orientation Leaders helping direct people as they arrive. Please note that in case of bad weather (i.e., rain, strong winds) the red and white flags may not be up.

Parking is free. The closest parking lot to the Ogle Center entrance is Lot 5 (Dogwood Lot). Please reference our Campus Map.

Frequently asked questions

Orientation is free for students and guests to attend.

If you need to get your Student ID at orientation, you will need to bring a photo ID. Other than that, you do not need to bring anything to orientation.

You will be walking around campus both inside and outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Students do not register for classes at orientation. All new students must meet with their Academic Advisor to register for classes. To help you prepare for registration and for information on how to schedule your Academic Advising appointment, please go to the Academic Advising module in your Grenadier Guide.

Please send an email to admissions@ius.edu so we can move you to your new date. Be sure to include the new date that you want to be moved to.

It is not required for parents to attend orientation but they are welcome to and will have sessions for parents/families.

We do not have an alternative orientation you can attend if you are unable to make it to any of the dates. For assistance or questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@ius.edu or 812-941-2212.

Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or significant other, and they can attend your sessions with you if they want. We do ask that students do not bring more than two guests with them.

No, you do not need to attend orientation if you are a transfer student, but you are welcome to if you would like. While orientation is most commonly attended by first-year students, there is a lot of useful information for transfer students as well.

Have questions?

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@ius.edu or (812) 941-2212.