Attending an IUPUI orientation program is a vital part of your transition to the campus. Your orientation day will introduce you to many different major and campus resources, allow you to connect with other students, help you to explore a variety of engaging opportunities, and prepare you for the fall semester.
IUPUI Transition Orientation Program Agenda
Check In and Meet Your Leader
Students check in and are introduced to their group leaders. Students are directed into the room for the welcome and are given a brief summary of the agenda for the program.
Through a multimedia presentation, students and guests are welcomed to IUPUI and are given a summary of the day’s activities. The OTEAM leaders are introduced and depart with their students.
Explore the Roar and Guest Program
Students participate in a campus tour as well as receive information about campus resources. At the conclusion of the tour, each group debriefs to give students an opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding their tour or any other aspect of IUPUI’s campus or services.
Families and guests are given information specific to them about supporting their students here at IUPUI. The family program concludes with a panel of OTEAM leaders to address questions the families and guests may have.
Financial Wellness Panel
The Office of Student Financial Services, in collaboration with OTEAM leaders, presents a session to students regarding management of money and true expectations regarding the cost of college. In addition, OTEAM members share their personal experiences and inform students of resources available to help with financial management.
Campus Resource Fair and Lunch
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Students and guests are separated into two tracks for this part of the orientation day. Half of the students, along with parents and guests, are encouraged to roam about and to review information presented by the representatives from various departments and organizations on campus. The other half of students and guests attend lunch. At the appropriate time, they switch.
- 11:00–11:45 a.m.: Resource Fair
- 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Lunch
- 11:00–11:45 a.m.: Lunch
- 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Resource Fair
What It Means to Be a Jaguar
The Division of Student Affairs 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.
Technology at IUPUI
Students receive information about connecting their computers at IUPUI as well as the free software available to them as IUPUI students. They are informed of their rights and responsibilities as technology users on campus and of computing policies and procedures. In addition, they receive a tutorial on using One, Canvas, and IU Box.
School Welcome and Presentation: 2:00–2:45 p.m.
Items that may be included in this session: history of school, majors, expectations, academic integrity, introduction of key faculty and staff, clubs and organizations, research, internship opportunities, career services, RISE, study abroad opportunities, and a faculty-staff-student panel.
Department Presentation or School Tour: 3:00–3:45 p.m.
For schools that have more than one major, an opportunity may be given to break out into smaller groups based on major for each department to share any additional information about major-specific requirements, degree maps, and expectations.
In a smaller school with fewer majors, a school tour may be given that shows labs, offices, lounges, etc., or a one-on-one meeting with faculty and staff can occur.