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Confirming Your Parent and Family Summer Orientation

1. Review your date and time of Orientation from the letter you received. 

2. Understand your Orientation Program location: 

  • Indiana Campus, Northpointe Campus, or Punxsutawney Campus

3. The following is a list of items to pack and bring with you for Orientation: 

  • If you registered to reside on-campus, Parent Orientation residence hall only: Bring a pillow and bedding (sheets, blanket, towels) for your residence hall bed, and bring shower items and toiletries.
  • For those residing in the residence hall: Change (coins, not bills) for late evening snacks, if desired
  • Casual clothing for two days. Layers are recommended due to the temperature variations between building and the 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)
  • Orientation map (check website for updates just before leaving for Orientation and bring with you)
  • Arrival procedures/travel directions (check website for updates just before leaving for Orientation and bring with you)

4. Arrival for Summer Orientation two-day programs:

  •  Parent residence hall check-in will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Program check-in will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS), located at 981 Grant Street.

6.  Meals

  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast on Day 2

7. Orientation Program Timeframe: 

Unlike the student program, when registered for Parent and Family Orientation you elect which components you choose to attend over the two days. (Please note, however, that students may not attend other events or depart early from their Orientation program.)

The Parent and Family Orientation program will run:

  • Day One – from check-in 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. through approximately 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a chance to explore downtown Indiana.
  • Day Two – from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Do not plan to see your student at any time during the program. As we explained in the Parent and Family Orientation mailings and online FAQ, the programs are intentionally entirely separate.

​8. Free Time:

  • Parents attend the sessions of Parent Orientation that they choose.
  • Please note that parents residing in the program residence hall must follow IUP residential requirements, including no use of alcohol or drugs in a residence hall.
  • All parents should be aware that there may be no alcohol or drug activity on the IUP campus​.

9. Internet Access: 

  • Should you desire to use Wi-Fi, see the Parent Program coordinator on site for instructions and appropriate configurations.
  • The IUP residence hall in which parents reside will have computer labs available and guest passwords available.
  • Wireless may be available in the residence hall; see the hall directors on site.
  • Several local coffee shops, and eateries, within easy walking distance from program locations and open into the evening, do have wireless access.