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Arrival Procedures for Transfer Orientation

December 4, 2015 Orientation for Transfer Students

  • For students who have been assigned to math placement testing, program check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. in the HUB Lobby (Hadley Union Building) [GPS Location: HUB, 319 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA  15701].
  • All other transfer students (those not taking placement testing): Program check-in and I-Card photos commence at 8:00 a.m. in the HUB Lobby (Hadley Union Building).
  • If you are not sure that IUP has your final transcript, and any relevant AP, CLEP or Military coursework, please bring a copy with you so that we can be sure to advise you as accurately as possible.
  • The transfer Orientation program begins at 8:45 a.m. Enrollment in the Orientation program constitutes your being on campus and fully participating in the program throughout its duration. Do not plan to leave before the program ends at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015. Also, be aware that, after Orientation, you may continue with on-campus January Orientation activities into the first week of classes, some of which may occur on the weekend before classes begin. You will be able to find the January Information Guide on our website, detailing this continued Orientation, in mid-January. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
  • The Orientation fee will appear on your 2016 spring semester bill.

Parking Information

During Orientation, students and parents 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. [GPS Location: Parking Garage, 1149 Oakland Avenue, Indiana, PA 15701].

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 pay for your space, or you will receive a ticket.

Please note: We have several exciting construction projects going on. Read the following carefully. Follow the directions to campus as indicated on the website. Do not plan to move your car while at Orientation. We will guide you to all locations.

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

Please note: We have several exciting construction projects going on. Read the following carefully.

For the most up-to-date directions to campus, please visit the Map, Directions, and Parking web page. The university/Orientation programs do not provide transportation. Each student/family member must make his or her individual travel arrangements, incorporating program times. When making plans, remember that Orientation programs do not conclude until approximately 5:00 p.m. Advance arrangements are required for all transportation services.

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 at 24-465-8294. 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.