Freshman Orientation Tips from Current IU Students

Freshman Orientation at IU

I know for incoming freshman orientation can seem a BIT overwhelming. You're still not used to the big campus, you don't know any of the other students around you, and digesting all of the new information being thrown at you is nearly impossible. Trust me, I've been there. But if you approach it...

 
How to Pack for Your First Nights at IU: Orientation

As a sort of teaser for the fall, incoming freshman stay one night in a dorm on campus during their orientation program for school. The two-day experience is jam-packed with walking across the campus in 90 degree summer sun, information about extra-curriculars and campus-life, new faces from around...

 
Tips for a great IU Orientation experience!

New Student Orientation began this week and for those of you that have not gone yet, I just wanted to share some tips and things I learned during my Orientation last year.

1. Be prepared! This doesn't just mean making sure you have the right clothing for the weather and plenty of water to keep you...

 
Three Key IU Orientation Tips from an Orientation Expert

Hey y'all. If you guys read my introductory post, you know that I was an Orientation Leader last summer. So as you come through the program this summer, I have some tips on how to get the MOST out of everything that happens during the two day experience.

Tip number 1: 

Come with an open mind and...

 
IU Orientation - Tips for registering for classes

It’s just about orientation time!
Orientation is fun and exciting. It gives you a taste of what your life will be in just a few months. Although it may be a lot to take it, make sure you’re friendly and outgoing; the friends you make at orientation will be your first few friends on campus. It’s nice...

 
IU Orientation Memories and Helpful Hints

My orientation experience last year was a blast... after I got over the tricky stuff. It was a good experience, and obviously necessary since it is how you register, but I learned stuff too. Alright, so moving on to the stuff I remember.

Upon arrival.... no one knows anyone anyway, so reach out....

 
Orientation Abroad: A Flashback to Freshman Year

I arrived in Copenhagen 72 hours ago and if there's anyway to describe how it feels, it's like being a freshman all over again. No one knows each other or how to get anywhere and I'm back in a tiny old dorm-style room with a random roommate.

I could not be happier.

As orientation approaches for...

 
IU Freshman Orientation Tip # 1

Having gone through orientation there are some things that are the unsung heroes of the event, if they're offered to you. My first one, however, I know is offered every year. This is the resource fair out of the Herman B Wells Libarary. This introduces students to many factors in college culture...

 
For Incoming Freshmen: Orientation

Coming to IU for orientation is a scary time. Although it has been a while since my June 2009 summer orientation at Indiana University, I remember it vividly. Although it is scary to stay in the dorms for the first time, here are a few tips for you incoming freshman this summer that will help you...

 
Choosing the Right Major, or the Wrong One

When I started here as a freshman, I went to orientation having no idea what I wanted to study or what I wanted my career to be. IU sends the book of classes offered (which is very confusing to someone who has not navigated it before) home once a student is signed up for Freshman Orientation. When...