IUP provides a mandatory three- to four-day International Student Orientation Program for all new students. You are required to attend. It is not optional. It will cover basic and important issues which will enable you to settle quickly into life at IUP and the Indiana community itself. Even if you have had prior experience in the U.S., we require that you attend. You can also download the International Handbook.
Submit the International Orientation Transportation Confirmation Form after receiving your visa and making flight plans. E-mail questions to email@example.com.
On the first day of Orientation, a breakfast will be served buffet style, and an orientation packet with the complete schedule will be distributed at that time. Students are required to arrive for the first session on this day, and subsequent sessions that will be held until classes begin.
Note: One to two meals per day will be provided during Orientation. Dining halls will not always be open; please be prepared to pay for any additional meals during this time.
Please note that all undergraduate students (freshman and transfer, as well as exchange students who are interested in taking English or math courses) must take English and math tests to assist academic advisors with course registration and accurate course placement. Testing is mandatory and will be conducted during Orientation. No preparation is necessary for these tests.
Below is a brief detail of the orientation schedule.
Transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to IUPArrival day schedule for all new IUP international students:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Pittsburgh International Airport Transportation to IUP. One or two shuttles will be going to and from the airport on this day. Wait between Baggage Claim Areas A and B. A seat on these shuttles must be reserved in advance, and an e-mail confirmation time for the shuttle pick-up will be e-mailed to you. Cost is $60 per person.
On-Campus Housing Move-In and Walmart Shuttles from Wallwork Hall3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. — On-campus housing move-in and Walmart Shuttles to Wallwork Hall. On-campus housing check-in for all students who have submitted housing contracts will be in Wallwork Hall. Please note: IUP will not be able to accommodate arrivals before 3:00 p.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Shuttles to Walmart department store for any items needed by new students will be running every hour, departing from Wallwork Hall.
Welcome Party7:00 p.m. - Join us in the Hadley Union Building Atrium for a welcome party for new international students.
Mandatory orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. in the HUB: Ohio Room. Breakfast, check-in, distribution of the detailed orientation schedule, placement testing for undergraduate students, and a tour of Indiana and IUP take place beginning at this time.
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