Arrival Procedures for Spring Orientation: Students

  • If you have enrolled for Orientation appropriately, please review the following:

    In order to be prepared for your attendance at Orientation, look over the following information and the document Confirming Your Orientation.

    Since IUP Orientation is mandatory, remember that enrollment in the program constitutes your being on campus and participating fully with the program. If your parents and/or family members are attending the option Parent and Family Orientation, plan to see them at the end of the second day. Do not plan to leave before the program ends at approximately 5:00 p.m. on the second day.

    All students take the English, math, and reading exams. You will find information about the exams and any related sample exams on our Orientation placement website. There are no sample exams for the education readiness exams. Your letter of confirmation, which will arrive about one week before your program, will indicate if any additional tests are required.

    Please refer to the Confirming Your Orientation materials for more information about your Orientation Program. If you have questions about your Orientation Program, please e-mail us at (preferred) or call our office at 724-357-4067 (Voice/TD) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Please note: We have several exciting construction projects going on. Read the following carefully. Follow the directions to campus as indicted on the Maps and Directions website. The construction map on this website should be reviewed and printed for your travel. You may also print the parking map, as long as you use it with the construction map. Be sure to follow the directions on your parking permit.

    April 9-10 and April 23-24, 2016, Orientations

    First-Year Students:

    • Program check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday April 9 or April 23, on the first floor, main lobby of Stouffer Hall.
    • Students’ Orientation fee will be added to their 2016 Fall bill.
    • Meals are provided as part of the program, including a continental breakfast, and lunch on the first day through lunch on the second day.
    • Please re-confirm your hotel arrangements, as there is no on-campus housing provided for the Spring orientations.

    Parking Information

    During Orientation, students may park free of charge at unreserved spaces (space numbers 315–425) in the parking garage. These spaces are located on the third and fourth floors of the parking garage.

    Other than the unreserved spaces on the third and fourth floors of the IUP parking garage, if you choose to park at a meter—or pay-by-space location—either on campus or in town, you must put coins in the meter, or you will receive a ticket.

    Handicapped Parking

    Persons with a handicapped license plate or placard and those with a special parking permit are permitted to park in handicapped spaces.

    Travel Directions

    For the most up-to-date directions to campus, please go to Map, Directions, and Parking.

    Air Travel

    Most flights arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport (approximately 70 miles from Indiana). Some airlines may fly to Latrobe Airport (approximately 50 miles from Indiana) or the Jimmy Stewart Airport (Indiana, Pa.). The ability to secure transportation from the airport should be carefully considered when making travel arrangements. Please contact all airlines/airports/transportation services directly. 

    Bus Travel


    Fullington Trailways offers transportation from the Pittsburgh International Airport to Indiana, Pa. Specific information may be acquired by contacting the company at 724-465-7827. Fullington Trailways also services Indiana, Pa., from multiple locations within Pennsylvania. Buses arrive at 1205 CC Maple Street, Indiana, Pa. Transportation from the bus station in Indiana may be arranged through contacting Turbo Taxi, 724-465-8294. Check ahead for specific hours of operation and or to arrange a ride. (Unlike some cities, taxi service is pre-arranged and not on-call.)


    Transit services are available throughout the Indiana County Transit Authority regular bus routes.

    Train Travel

    Amtrak services may be available to/from Pittsburgh (approximately 60 miles from Indiana) and Johnstown, Pa. (approximately 30 miles from Indiana). As with air travel, students and family members traveling by train need to ensure appropriate connections to Indiana via bus or taxi.

    Additional directions and information is available on the IUP website