Freshman Orientation

Welcome to your first year

Your orientation is designed to introduce you to the campus and college expectations. 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 begin to learn about what 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! 

Orientation is just one part of your transition to IUPUI. Continue your transition experience with Jaguar Launch and Bridge Week. Then, kick off the fall semester with Weeks of Welcome and First Year Seminar. 

Have you reserved your orientation?

Reserve your orientation


  • 8:30am - 9:00am  Program Check-In
  • 9:00am – 9:30am  Welcome
  • 9:45am -10:45amResource Fair/Optional Housing Tours
  • 11:00am - 11:30am Academic School Information Session
  • 11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch and Student Tour
  • 1:30pm - End – Academic Advising

What to bring

Information and documentation

  • IUPUI username and passphrase
  • Government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license, state ID card)
  • Mobile device with DUO enabled


  • Laptop OR tablet will be required to register for classes. If you do not bring a laptop OR tablet, you may be unable to register for your classes during your orientation.
  • Mobile device with DUO enabled
  • Chargers


  • Jacket or sweater
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Optional items

  • Spending money for Jag Swag and IUPUI apparel from the bookstore
  • Camera
  • 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. To access the garage, you will need to take a ticket at the gate. You will receive a QR code when you check in for the program to use 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.