Scheduling Orientation

Have you completed your placement testing? If so, you are ready to call University College office at 812.348.7200 to (1) schedule an academic advising appointment and (2) reserve your place at an upcoming new student orientation session. Dates for orientation are:

Your Advising Session

To get the most out of your advising session, remember these suggestions.

  • Review the orientation handbook (you will receive a printed copy during orientation)
  • Go online and explore the schedule of classes to find courses you want to take your first semester; see pages 19-26 in the orientation handbook for helpful information about understanding the schedule and choosing classes.
  • Make a list of the classes that meet on days and times convenient for you.
  • Log into OneStart and complete the immunization compliance form. A completed form is required before you can register for classes.


Welcome to IUPUC! We look forward to having you on campus.

All first-time students MUST ATTEND a new student orientation session before classes begin. The session is your official welcome to IUPUC, where you will receive important information about campus life. You will learn about the university, campus resources, academic policies, meet key faculty and staff, and engage in activities with other new students.

Before your orientation session, you should:

  1. Complete placement testing as quickly as possible.
  2. Placement testing must occur BEFORE you meet with your advisor.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor after placement testing is complete.

To reserve your spot for orientation, please call the University College office at 812.348.7200 two weeks before your first-choice orientation date.

Fall 2014: Timeline for New Students

After receiving notification from our admissions office that you are admitted to IUPUC, you will receive a letter via U.S. mail from University College about required placement testing.

  • Placement exams are required for all incoming students.
  • The letter will include instructions on how to schedule your placement exam(s) and FAQs about the math exam.
  • We encourage you to prepare for placement exams. Results of your placement testing are used by your advisor to help you determine the most appropriate first-semester courses for the degree you seek.

Beginning in April

An orientation packet will be sent to you via U.S. mail beginning in April. This packet will include information about setting up your Indiana University username and passphrase, establishing your IU e-mail account, scheduling an academic advising appointment, and reserving your spot for an upcoming orientation session.

  • If you have already taken placement exam(s), call University College at 812.348.7200 to schedule your academic advising appointment and reserve your place at the orientation session of your choice.
  • Please have your ten-digit university ID number available when you contact us.
  • Review the schedule of classes before meeting with your academic advisor.


IUPUC's new student orientation sessions are offered each month.

  • You must attend an orientation session to begin classes at IUPUC.
  • The orientation dates and times are included in your packet and on the right side of this page.
  • Though not required, you may invite up to two individuals (such as your parents/guardians or a spouse) to join you for your orientation session; there will be special programming for parents and family members.
  • Students and their guests will have different agendas for the day; please view the sample student agenda and sample parent/family agenda prior to attending New Student Orientation.

August 22: Pride Friday

Save the date and get ready for a fun, full day of activities to help ensure your academic year gets off to a great start. This required kick-off day for first-time and transfer students will provide you with helpful tools for transitioning to a university environment, ensuring you have a successful IUPUC student experience.

Need Assistance?

Contact University College at 812.348.7200 or if you have questions about placement testing or the new student orientation process.