Transition Orientation

Your transition orientation experience

Your orientation is designed to prepare you for achieving your goals in college. 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 learn about everything 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! 

Transition orientation is for students transferring to IUPUI, returning college students, adult students, and military-connected students.

As a transfer or adult student, there is more support available as you begin your journey at IUPUI. To learn more about the Center For Transfer and Adult students, visit their website here.

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  • 8:30am - 9:00am – Program Check-In
  • 9:15am - 9:45am – Welcome
  • 10:00am - 10:20am – School Information Session
  • 10:30am - 11:30am – Academic Planning
  • 11:45am - 1:30am – Lunch and Small Group with OTEAM and Parent Q&A
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm – Resource Fair/Office Presentations/Advising
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm – Registration Assistance

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


  • 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. 

Up next: Open House

As a transition orientation participant, you're invited to attend an on-campus Open House just for you on August 11, 2023.

At the Open House, you'll explore campus in more detail prior to the start of the semester. Then, when the semester officially begins on August 21, attend Weeks of Welcome to kickoff the academic year with fun, friends, and opportunities.