Orientation Programs

Welcome to IUPUI

Welcome, and congratulations on your acceptance to IUPUI! We're excited you are a Jaguar. 

Student orientation is designed as the first step of your transition to the IUPUI community. It's an opportunity to meet other new students, learn about being a student at IUPUI, meet with an advisor, and receive guidance with the class registration process. We offer multiple dates of in-person, on-campus orientation sessions throughout the summer. 

After attending orientation, you will complete the second step of your transition, Jaguar Launch. Jaguar Launch is an online, interactive system that allows you to continue to learn more about being a member of the IUPUI community. Topics include campus traditions, paying for college, and finding your spot through campus involvement.  

After admission

Once you have been admitted, there are just two steps to complete in order to make an orientation reservation.

Pay your deposit or request a waiver

For new freshmen, you'll need to pay your enrollment deposit or request a deposit to be able to reserve your orientation. Process your deposit at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Create your username and passphrase

Create your permanent technology account by visiting One.IU.edu and selecting Create My First IU Computing Accounts. Follow the steps listed on the screen.

Note: If you created an IUPUI log-in to track your admission status, you will need to log in to One.IU.edu 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.

Prepare for and attend orientation

There are a few items to take care of once you've reserved your orientation and before you attend.

Placement tests assess your knowledge. They're important because they ensure that you begin your IUPUI coursework in the right classes. Nearly all new students at IUPUI (freshmen and transfer) take one or more placement tests. All tests are completed online, so you don't need to schedule anything or go anywhere to complete them.

Know which tests to take

The placement tests you have to take depend on a variety of factors, such as your major, your high school coursework, and other test scores. Complete this survey to determine which tests to take.

Determine your placement tests

Taking the tests

Information about accessing and taking all IUPUI placement tests is hosted by the IUPUI Testing Center. Use the link below to visit their website and begin your tests.

Access the placement tests

Still have questions? Contact us by calling (317) 274-4240 or email welcome@iupui.edu, and we can help you. You'll also receive reminders to take your placement tests via email after you've reserved your orientation.

Your CrimsonCard is your university student ID card. Upload your CrimsonCard photo and documentation verifying identity today, and receive your CrimsonCard in the mail. Even better, you can pick up your CrimsonCard at orientation if you've submitted your photo!

Submit your photo

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.

Learn more about immunization compliance at IU

Whether your excited, nervous, or somewhere in between, we have the details you want to know about what to expect at orientation. Select your orientation below to learn more.

A nonrefundable new student fee, set by the Indiana University Board of Trustees, covers costs of services and programs throughout your first year. This fee will be assessed on your first IUPUI tuition bill. 

Freshman Student Fee: $160.00 
Transfer Student Fee: $110.00 

After orientation

Part of your overall transition experience is a set of self-paced, interactive modules known as Jaguar Launch. By completing these modules, you can deepen your knowledge of IUPUI and the support and services available to you. 

You'll receive details on how to access Jaguar Launch after you attend orientation.


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