Beyond Welcome Week: What To Do Once You're Settled In to IU

Welcome Week is going to be awesome-- no classes, no class work, and plenty of time to meet new people! But the awesome doesn't stop there-- you're going to IU! It's always awesome! Once you've settled into your college life a bit, make sure to start the year off on a good note by preparing yourself for the fall semester and setting a path for the future.

Here are my reccomendations for the must-dos after move-in--- 

1) BEFORE CLASSES START: FIND THE BUILDINGS AND ROOMS OF YOUR CLASSES

2) Talk to an advisor and set up a long term plan for your college career-- what classes do you need to take and when? Sure, it'll change, but it's good to have a framework. 

3) If you're not already admitted to a school, go and visit with the different schools you’re interested in and make sure you know when/how to apply to them.

  • College of Arts and Sciences (The College)
  • Jacobs School of Music
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
  • Kelley School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)
  • School of Informatics and Computing
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Library and Information Science

4) Find a student group to get involved with and gain valuable leadership experience while making new friends. 

https://myinvolvement.indiana.edu/sissastd-prd/p/organization.do?methodToCall=start&go=orgs&nav=home

5) Learn how to use the library-- research papers are common; the library offers great in-person and online services

http://www.libraries.iub.edu/

6) Navigate the IMU-- find great places to eat, study, and hang out

7) Walk around all of IU, the Kirkwood area, and the Square

8) Figure out the IU and major Bloomington bus routes 

http://www.bloomingtontransit.com/

9) Learn IU abbreviations (and nicknames)--

Here are a few to start you off--

  • SRSC-- Student Recreational Sports Center
  • SPEA-- School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • IMU-- Indiana Memorial Union
  • WIC-- Wildermuth Intramural Center
  • MAC-- Musical Arts Center
  • UB-- Union Board
  • IUSA-- Indiana University Student Association


Most of all, enjoy the fall at beautiful Indiana University! 

That's all, folks!

-Kaylee

About The Author
Kaylee DolenEnvironmental Management with Spanish and Latino Studies ~ Class of 2015

Jubilee College Ministries and First United Methodist Church, Amnesty International, Invisible Children, Global Village LLC

people person. tree hugger. activist. foodie. dinosaur. 

have a lovely day!