That's code for "Your Orientation." Ha! See how creative I can be?
I'd first like to congratulate you on becoming a HOOSIER! That's why you're reading about orientation, right? Let me be one of the first to welcome to one of the largest and greatest families around. You're going to love it.
Now, onto the important stuff: Yourientation! Don't worry about what's going to happen or if you need to sign up for physics (you don't) or finite (you do). Yourientation is a great experience, and one that is the smallest taste of the life you're about to gain. However, the point of this post is to let you know that orientation isn't the same for everyone. And it shouldn't be.
When you get there and check in, you'll get a nice red lanyard and drawstring bag loaded with stuff. If you choose to stay in the dorm (DO IT! It's a creepy kind of great.) for the night, you'll even get a small glimpse at the life you'll be living freshman year.
Lastly, you'll get a schedule of alllll the things going on during Yourientation. I'm not telling you to disregard it, because that's a huge no no. But by no means feel like you must stick to it, hour by hour. IU brands itself on the fact that students can customize their college experience. Why not do the same with Yourientation?
What I'm trying to say is, experience IU and Bloomington. There's more to Yourientation than registration and picking classes. I made a good friend on my way to the French placement exam. We exchanged numbers and hung out later that night with a couple of others. Instead of going on the guided night tour, we decided to make our own way through campus, getting lost on our way to Kirkwood (which I now laugh at because it's impossible). We had a ridiculously fun time seeing things on our own. I'm still friends with this girl today, we've tailgated and had class together. I left Yourientation with my first real memory with "college friends." And I don't regret skipping out on that guided tour whatsoever.
So, my advice to you during YOURientation is to make an adventure of it. I know it sounds cliché but take it from a senior: college will be the greatest years of your life. Don't wait to start making memories. And don't be scared to stray from the norm!
Last minute Yourientation advice from yours truly:
Now go have the best Yourientation ever.