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Mandatory Orientation Program for Fall 2014

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

About the Orientation

An informal welcome party will be held the first day of orientation at 7:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building (HUB). The aim is to enable you to meet other new incoming and returning international students in an informal setting.

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.

Placement Testing at IUP

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.

Fall 2014 Orientation Details


Monday, August 18, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to IUP

    If you need transportation, please make sure to submit the “International Orientation Arrival Form” in URSA (IUP Computer Account). After receiving your visa and making flight plans, follow instructions for logging into MyIUP. In MyIUP, choose “Student Services” and then “International Orientation Arrival Form.” Enter information about your flight arrival so we will reserve a seat for you on our shuttle. E-mail questions to intl-education@iup.edu. Cost: $60 

    One or two shuttles will be going to and from the airport on this day. Wait between Baggage Claim Areas A and B. Note: A seat on these shuttles must be reserved in advance, and an e-mail confirmation time of the shuttle pick up will be e-mailed to you. Cost is $60 per person. If you will not arrive this day, see other transportation options.
  • 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. 
    On-Campus Housing Move-In, and Walmart Shuttles from 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.
  • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Welcome Dinner for New International Students at the HUB

    Come meet new and returning international students in the Hadley Union Building (HUB) Atrium.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Mandatory orientation begins, 11:00 a.m., HUB Ohio Room. Check-In and receive orientation schedule, placement testing for undergraduate students, a tour of Indiana and IUP and MBA Advising. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Undergraduate testing, 8:00 a.m., 101 McElhaney.  Student Life Fair and IUP Overview 12:00 p.m. HUB: Atrium.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Adivsing.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Class Scheduling and Payment, 8:00 a.m, Eberly Auditorium

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Classes Begin
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.