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Transfer Student Orientation

Transition Orientation Program

There are three steps to getting started at IUPUI:

Step One: Attend a Transfer Tuesday prior to your Transition Orientation Program.

Step Two: Reserve and attend a Transition Orientation Program (detailed agenda below). These orientations are specifically structured to meet the needs of incoming transfer students.

Step Three: Meet one-on-one with an academic advisor. This appointment is scheduled during the Transition Orientation Program. You must complete steps one and two prior to this step.

IUPUI Transition Orientation Program
Orientation registration begins in March for students admitted for the summer and fall terms and in October for students admitted for the spring term. Reserving your spot is simple. You will need to visit welcome.iupui.edu and log in with your IUPUI username and passphrase to complete your reservation. Remember to reserve your spot early to ensure the best orientation date!

Transition Orientation Programs scheduled for May 27, June 8, and June 15 include the following:
  • Check In and Meet Your Leader
    Students check in and are introduced to their group leaders. Students are given a brief summary of their schedule and are directed into the room for the welcome.

  • Welcome
    Students are welcomed to IUPUI and are given a summary of the day's activities. Following the chancellor's welcome video, the team is introduced, and each group (students and guests) departs with their group leaders.

  • Explore the Roar/Guest Program
    Students get their JagTag pictures taken while going on a campus tour as well as receive information about campus resources. At the conclusion of the tour, each group will debrief, giving 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 to help them support their students here at IUPUI. The family program is concluded with a panel of leaders that address any questions the families and guests might have.
  • Financial Wellness Panel
    The Office of Student Financial Services, in collaboration with OTEAM leaders, present a session to students regarding money management and true expectations about the cost of college. In addition, OTEAM leaders share their personal experiences and inform students of resources available to help with financial management.

  • What It Means to Be a Jaguar
    Representatives from the Division of Student Affairs emphasize the importance of curricular and co-curricular learning; student expectations related to the Student Code of Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities; campus safety; and health and wellness support.

  • Technology @ IUPUI
    Students receive information about connecting their computers at IUPUI as well as the free software available to them as an IUPUI student. They are informed of their rights and responsibilities as a technology user on campus and of computing policies and procedures. In addition, they receive a tutorial on using One, Canvas, and IU Box.

  • Campus Resource Fair and Lunch
    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 designated time, they switch.

  • School Information
    Students receive a presentation from their schools and departments regarding their majors, expectations, academic integrity, and an introduction of key faculty and staff, clubs and organizations, research and internship opportunities, career services, RISE, study abroad opportunities, and faculty/staff/student panels.

    Students make a reservation for a one-on-one advising appointment that will take place on a separate day and time. This is a dedicated time to discuss major and course options before registering for classes.
If you have any questions regarding the Transition Orientation Program or IUPUI placement tests, please contact our orientation call center at 317-274-4240 or welcome@iupui.edu. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to provide you with assistance.