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Arrival Procedures for Transfer Students at Summer Orientation

Transfer Students

Transfer Orientations: July 2, July 21

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.

  • For those students choosing to stay the night before the program in the program residence hall, residence check-in takes place between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. the evening before the program at Stephenson Hall. Please eat dinner before arrival.
  • Students choosing to stay the night before the program in the residence hall must bring twin bedding, pillow, blanket or other cover, towels, toiletries, and a change of clothing (casual is fine) for the overnight stay in the residence hall.
  • For students who have been assigned to math placement testing, program check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. on the first floor, main lobby of the HUB (Hadley Union Building).
  • All other transfer students: Program check-in is in the HUB Lobby at 8:00 a.m.
  • The transfer Orientation program begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is included in the transfer student orientation fee.
  • Early arrivals and students who stayed the night before in the program residence hall may eat breakfast at the dining hall, opening at 7:00 a.m., at a charge of approximately $6.50.
  • Students should bring an umbrella, $10 for snacks (including quarters for vending), and a calculator if taking the math placement exam.
  • Students’ Orientation fee, and bill for housing, if selected, will be added to their 2014 Fall bill.

Parents and Family Members

  • Early residence hall check-in takes place between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. the evening before the program at Stephenson Hall. Please eat dinner before arrival.
  • Parents should then report to Stouffer Hall (first floor, lobby) between 7:45 a.m.–8:45 a.m. for program check-in. The first speaker will begin at 8:45 a.m.
  • A light continental breakfast will be available at the beginning of the program.
  • A meal voucher for lunch will be provided at program check-in.
  • Parents should plan to pay the $50 per person orientation fee upon check-in if they have not already done so via online enrollment. Computers will be available at on-site check-in for parents to enroll who were unable to do so previously.
  • Parents who choose to reside in the residence hall should plan to pay the $34 per person, per night, residence hall fee upon residence hall check-in if they have not already done so via online enrollment. Computers will be available at on-site check-in for parents to enroll who were unable to do so previously.

Parking Information

During Orientation, students may park free of charge at unreserved spaces (space numbers 315–425). These spaces are located on the third and fourth floors of the parking garage. If you did not receive a parking pass in the mail, we will have one available for you when you arrive on campus.

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 visit the Map, Directions, and Parking website.

Air Travel

Most flights arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport (approximately 75 miles from Indiana). Some airlines may fly to Latrobe Airport (approximately 35 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 Service

National

Fullington Trailways offers transportation from the Pittsburgh International Airport to Indiana, Pa. Specific information may be acquired by contacting the company at 724-463-0213 (or 1-800-942-8287). Fullington Trailways also services Indiana, Pa., from multiple locations within Pennsylvania. Buses arrive at 1176 Grant Street, Indiana, Pa. Transportation from the bus station in Indiana may be arranged through contacting one of two local taxi agencies: Turbo Taxi, 724-465-8294, or Red and White Taxi, 724-463-0270. 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.)

Local

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.




  • Advising and Testing Center
  • Pratt Hall, Room 216
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4067
  • Fax: 724-357-2889
  • Office Hours for Orientation Questions
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.