Confirming Your Transfer Summer Orientation

    1. Review your date and time of Orientation from the letter you received.
    2. Understand your Orientation Program location:
      • All Summer Transfer Orientation programs are on the Indiana campus. 
    3. The following is a list of recommended items to pack and bring with you:
      • If you registered to reside in the early arrival, on campus, Transfer Orientation residence hall: Bring pillow and bedding (sheets, blanket, towels) for your residence hall bed; as well, bring shower items and toiletries.
      • For those residing in early arrival residence hall: Change (coins, not bills) for late evening snacks, if desired.
      • Casual clothing for the day: Layers are recommended due to the temperature variations between building and outside.
      • A sweater or other light jacket, as internal building temperatures can be difficult to control.
      • Umbrella (we move about campus, and it often rains heavily in the summer).
      • Calculator labeled with your name if you wish to use it for the math exams (if assigned). Only approved calculators are allowed. (There are both regular and scientific calculators available on the exam itself. If there is any question about the calculator you bring, it will not be allowed.)
      • Orientation map (check the website for updates just before leaving for Orientation and bring with you).
      • Arrival procedures/travel directions (check the website for updates before leaving for Orientation and bring with you).
    4. Arriving Early for Summer Transfer Orientation one-day program:
      • Early arrival residence hall check-in (note: this must have been pre-reserved) takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the evening before the program at Suites on Pratt residence hall (601 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705).
      • Breakfast the next morning (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) is available at the dining hall, at your expense, at a cost of approximately $7.
    5. Regular Arrival for Transfer Summer Orientation one-day program:
      • Students assigned to the math placement testing:
        • An e-mail will be sent to students needing the math test assigning them to the test two days before the testing.
        • Testing check-in (for those assigned) takes place at 7:15 a.m. on the first floor, main lobby of the Hadley Union Building (HUB) on the Indiana campus.
      • Students not needing the math placement testing:
        • Program check-in takes place at 8:00 a.m. on the first floor, main lobby of the Hadley Union Building (HUB) on the Indiana campus.
    6. Meals
      • Lunch in the dining hall is provided as a part of the program.
    7. Orientation Program Timeframe:
      • Students are expected to be at the Orientation program throughout its duration; students may not attend other events or depart early from their Orientation program.
      • The Transfer Orientation program will run:
        • From check in at 8:00 a.m. through registration and end at approximately 5:00 p.m.
      • Do not plan to see your parents and family members at any time during the program. As we explained in the Transfer Orientation mailings and online FAQ, the programs are intentionally entirely separate.
    8. Internet Access:
      • Unfortunately, although IUP has wireless communication throughout campus, it is not currently available to non-IUP students or visitors; this includes the locations at which Transfer Orientation is offered.
      • The IUP residence hall in which early arrival students reside will have computer labs available and guest passwords available. Wireless is not available in the residence hall.
      • Several local coffee shops and eateries within easy walking distance from program locations, and open into the evening, do have wireless access.
    9. Parent Orientation/Attendance:
      • Parents of transfer students may register for and attend the optional Transfer Parent and Family Orientation program, information about which they have received under separate cover.
      • Although not encouraged, nor is the room capacity set to handle this, parent and family members may listen to the general portions of the Transfer Student Program (morning).
      • Parents and family members may not attend the afternoon (advising, registration, seminars) with their students, as these are intentionally separate to begin students working with the personnel with whom they will work once on campus.