Parents, families, and guests check in for the student orientation program. They will go with their students to meet their OTEAM leaders and will be directed to the room for the official program welcome.
Welcome and OTEAM Introductions
Through a multimedia presentation, students and families are welcomed to IUPUI and are given a summary of the day’s activities. Following the welcome video, the OTEAM is introduced and departs with the students.
Barnes & Noble Tour, Campus Overview, and Parent Panel (Parent/Family)
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Parents, families, and guests participate in an interactive session that includes information regarding University College, academic support programs, FERPA, IU Notify, meal plans, how to get involved in the university, the Office of Parents and Families, etc. At the end of the session, guests attend either lunch or the resource fair.
Campus Resource Fair and Lunch
Students, parents, and guests are able to interact with campus offices and resources about the services and programs they offer.
School Information (Jag 102) and Academic Planning Session
Students, families, and guests participate in an academic planning session to prepare the students for their academic advising on day two. Students will receive an introduction to campus academic language (e.g., what is a credit hour, what are general education courses) and descriptions of academic initiatives intended for first-year student success such as TLCs, LCs, and Summer Bridge. In addition, they receive information about their chosen degree program requirements, academic policies and expectations, ways to enhance the degree with outside classroom events, RISE, career information, and research opportunities. All information is focused and specific to the school.
What It Means to Be a Jaguar
Students, parents, and guests hear a presentation from the Division of Student Affairs that emphasizes the importance of curricular and co-curricular learning; student expectations in relation to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct; campus safety; and health and wellness support.
Family and Guest Dismissal
Students have time to say goodbye to their families and guests and are given time to drop items off in their rooms.
This is an informal time for students to eat dinner and to discuss the day's activities and information. OTEAM and other staff will be available for questions and will dine with students.
Academic Planning, Continued
This session is a chance for students to complete their academic planning guide in preparation for the advising appointment on day two. OTEAM, with guidance by the academic advising subcommittee, will assist students by answering questions and encouraging them to complete their worksheets.
JagBlast for Students
Students will be introduced to the campus life experience in a multimedia presentation. In addition, students will visit the bookstore and will hear about various options for renting and purchasing textbooks. Students will also learn about Greek life, civic engagement, campus recreation, and student organizations. Students will have an opportunity to interact with current students and learn about student involvement and about how to be a healthy college student.
OTEAM Small Groups
Students will reconvene into the small groups (no more than 10 students) that they were in for the Experience the Roar activity earlier in the day. This session is meant as a final debrief to the day, giving students an opportunity to reflect on what they learned about campus, what they still have questions about, what types of fears about starting college they have, and how we as a campus can help them with a successful transition.