Your orientation is designed to prepare you for achieving your goals in college. You will partner with knowledgeable students, faculty, and staff who will guide you through your orientation. The program will help you discover and learn about the many resources that IUPUI has to offer. You will also meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and learn about everything you will need to know for your first semester. Remember, orientation is all about answering your questions—so, along the way, never hesitate to ask!
Welcome to Your First Year
Orientation is just the beginning of a bright future at IUPUI.
What to Bring
Information and Documentation
- IUPUI username and passphrase
- Government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license, state ID card)
- Mobile device (DUO enabled)
- Parking PIN number (provided in your orientation reservation confirmation emails)
- Laptop OR tablet
- Mobile device (DUO enabled)
- Spending money for Jag swag and IUPUI apparel from the bookstore
- Up to two family members or guests
Parking and Directions
You will park in the Vermont Street Parking Garage, which is located at 1004 West Vermont Street. In order to access the garage, you will need to take a ticket at the gate. You will receive a validation card when you check in for the program to swipe when exiting the garage.
*Note: Be sure you are parked in the Vermont Street Parking Garage, and do not park in spaces marked "reserved." Parking citations cannot be voided or reimbursed.
Student check-in for orientation will begin at the Campus Center, which is located at 420 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Before You Attend
To create your permanent technology account, you will need to visit One.IU and select Create My First IU Computing Accounts. Follow the steps listed on the screen. *Please note that if you created an IUPUI login to track your admission status, you will need to log in to One.IU and select Manage My IU Computing Accounts. Follow the steps listed on the screen. Click Create More Accounts or Manage Your Email and follow the steps on the screen.
Most students are required to take one or more placement tests to ensure they can register for classes. Make sure that you have determined which tests you need and have completed them.
Indiana state law requires IUPUI students to provide proof of their immunization status. While this requirement does not impact your ability to enroll in your first semester, you will not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters until you are compliant with the IU immunization requirements.
Your Crimson Card is your university student ID card. In order to receive your Crimson Card during orientation, submit an approved photo at least seven days prior to attending your orientation.
This guide is a short introduction to advising and academic planning at IUPUI. You're going to have a lot of questions about your classes and your major once you get to orientation. By completing the preparation guide, you'll have a strong understanding to help guide your decisions when registering for classes at orientation.