We are the Region’s University. Fulfilling the Promise.

To help new students in their adjustment to the University, we provide a comprehensive Orientation program. Students are required to attend this important and exciting step into college life at Indiana University Northwest.  Your parents or spouse are encouraged to attend.

During your Orientation program you will have an opportunity to meet other new students, get a few helpful hints on adjusting to college life, find out what faculty expect from you, and learn how you can make the most out of your college experience. You will also get your ID picture taken, find out about student activities, and, to help with your time management skills, you will receive an academic planner.

Dates for upcoming orientation event:

Monday, May 9th - Students admitted for the Summer 2016 Term only
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 8th
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22nd
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, July 7th - Veterans and Adult Learners
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 19th
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, July 29th - Transfer Students only
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please find a sample agenda below.

8:30 - 9:00

Check-in/Resource Fair

Savannah Center

9:00 - 9:30



9:30 - 10:30

Concurrent Sessions


10:30 - 11:00

Information Session:
Financial Aid/Bursar


11:00 - 12:05

Round Table Discussion


12:05 - 1:05

Lunch and Activities


1:05 - 1:20

Meet the Dean:
Beth Tyler, Dean of Students


1:20 - 2:15

Get a Student Life/ Academic Advising/Diversity


2:15 - 3:00

Campus Tours


Students may be in advising, registering for classes, or getting an ID from 2:15 on.