Welcome and congratulations on your admission to IU Columbus! We want you to be successful in college, and New Student Orientation is your first step to doing exactly that.
Your Canvas orientation will introduce you to the many resources we provide on campus to help you succeed as a student including tutoring, career counseling, mental health services, and our food pantry. You'll learn about what is expected of you as a student and who you can go to for help. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with academic and co-curricular activities that can level up your college experience, like clubs, student government, the Honors Program, the Office of Student Research, and Talking Leaves.
Complete your online Canvas module
Your orientation Canvas module has important information about IU Columbus resources that you can return to throughout your time as a student.
Before progressing with orientation, make sure to click the "Join this course" button on the course homepage to officially enroll.
Curious about New Student Orientations for Fall 2024? Continue reading below!
Get ready for orientation
Make the most of your orientation day
Create your IU account so you can log into a campus computer for your IT Basics Session and your Academic Advising/Class Registration session. Give yourself about 15 minutes and make sure you have your 10-digit University ID number (from your admissions letter) and a device to enroll in Two-Step Login on hand.
It is important that you complete this process and set up Duo Two-Step Login so you are ready to participate on orientation day.
During your academic advising appointment, your academic advisor will refer to your ALEKS Math Placement Exam score to determine which math course you should register for. You'll have a chance to take the test on orientation day, but we recommend completing it now so you don't miss any of the sessions and activities we've planned for you!
If you have already taken college math courses or an AP/CLEP math exam, you may qualify for an ALEKS Math Placement Exam Waiver. If you’d like to request a waiver, please submit your request at least 48 hours before orientation.
After you've completed your ALEKS Math Placement Exam, you're ready to meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes. Your academic advisor will help you choose the classes you need to stay on track for your degree.
To schedule your advising appointment, you will use the Student Appointment Scheduler in One.IU. If you have not created your first IU account, go back and complete that step now.
Our faculty and staff will introduce you to IU Columbus and share what being part of the Crimson Pride is all about. You'll get an overview of your rights and responsibilities as a student, and an introduction to the many resources we provide on campus to help you succeed in college and life. Then, you'll meet Shelley Arroyo, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, and learn about the clubs, events, and opportunities you can look forward to participating in as an IU Columbus student.
Become a tech expert
One.IU, Canvas, OneDrive, IUWare, IUanyWare... we use a lot of tech on our campus! At orientation you'll get hands-on practice with IU's many tech resources and learn how to make them work for you.
Before you attend orientation, log in to One.IU to make sure you know your username and password. If you've forgotten your information, our IT team can reset it as long as you've brought your photo ID.
Paying for college
Maybe you've already completed your FAFSA, but chances are good you'll still have questions about applying for scholarships or paying your bill. We'll walk you through the essentials so you can confidently start your first semester at IU Columbus and feel comfortable reaching out to the Office of Student Financial Services when you have questions or need help.
We are so glad you're here! You belong in the Crimson Pride, and we want you to know that your IU Columbus campus is a safe and welcoming place where you can feel comfortable reaching out to IUPD Columbus and other supports if you need help. Lieutenant Kyle Young will share how you can help keep our campus safe, including signing up for IU Notify. Parking questions? Don't worry-- we'll break it down for you. Then, we'll take you on a tour of your beautiful campus and show you where to find important locations like the Academic Resource Center and Pride Pantry.
Frequently Asked Questions
For first-year students, check-in will begin at 8:30AM, and your orientation program is scheduled from 9AM-12:50PM. If you need placement testing or academic advising, personal appointments will be scheduled for you in the afternoon.
For transfer, visiting, and nontraditional students, check-in will begin at 12:30PM and your orientation program is schedule from 1PM-4:30PM.
Your orientation consists of scheduled programming throughout the times listed. Please plan to attend the full schedule of events.
If you are a first-year student, and you need to take a placement exam or meet with your academic advisor, you will have a personalized afternoon schedule so you can complete your last few steps to enrollment on your orientation day.
Unpermitted parking is available right in front of the Learning Center, in the parking lots parallel to Central Avenue!
There are three things you should bring to orientation:
Your IU username and password
To keep it safe, memorize your password instead of writing it down.
Don't share your password with anyone. To allow your parent or another third party user to view your personal information or your Bursar bill, follow these instructions.
A photo ID
You will need a photo ID so that University IT Services can create your CrimsonCard.
If you've forgotten your password, University IT Services will need to verify your ID before they help you reset it.
You will need your phone or other device that you have enrolled in Two-Step Login (Duo) in order to access your IU account.
We also recommend bringing a jacket and a water bottle.
If you can't remember what day your orientation will be, check the email address you used to register for your confirmation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text (812) 348-7200.
To reschedule your orientation, email email@example.com or call or text (812) 348-7200.
Questions? We have answers!
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