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 year.

After admission

Once you have been admitted, there is just one step to complete in order to make an orientation reservation.

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 (first-year 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.

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

Wondering which tests to take? Check out these details.

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. 

New Student Fee: $110.00 

After orientation

We hope you had a great orientation experience!

As you prepare for the start of the semester, find details about taking care of the business of being a student via Student Central, or consult your advisor for questions about your academic plans.

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