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Arrival Procedures: Transfer Students

Transfer Students

  • Residence hall check-in (if you have contracted to live in an IUP residence hall) takes place between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of Thursday, January 14, 2016, in the building you are assigned to live. Contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining for more information.
  • For residential students: After check-in at the residence hall on January 14, please proceed to the HUB. Go to the I-Card office, have your photo taken, and get your I-Card. (Note: The HUB I-Card office closes at 5:00 p.m. on January 14.)
  • For students who have been assigned to math placement testing, program check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Eberly College of Business.
  • All other transfer students (those not assigned to math placement): Program check-in is in the lobby of the Eberly College of Business at 8:15 a.m.
  • If you are not sure that IUP has your final transcript, 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 8:15 a.m.
  • If taking the math placement exam, students should review the sample tests and bring an approved calculator.
  • Students’ orientation fee will be added to their 2016 spring bill. Since Orientation is mandatory and occurs before the semester has begun, be aware of the following information about meals. Dinner on Thursday, January 14, is on your own at your own expense. (If you are contracted to live on campus and have moved in from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. you may eat dinner at Folger Dining Hall from 5:00 to  6:00 p.m. at a cash cost of approximately $9.00)
    • Breakfast on Friday, January 15, may be on your own, or you may partake of a very light continental breakfast at program check-in.
    • Orientation provides lunch on Friday, January 15.
    • Folger Dining Hall is open on Friday evening, January 15. It is not open on Saturday evening, January 16. Therefore, we have arranged to identify which students contracted for university housing will be remaining on campus so that we can provide bagged dinner on Saturday, January 16. Pickup details will be provided at Orientation. (Note: If you indicate that you are remaining and wish a bagged dinner on Saturday, you must pick up the dinner at the designated time and location provided to you at Orientation.)
    • Students who are residential and remaining on campus for the weekend, who have provided their names to Orientation, may eat brunch at Folger Dining Hall on Saturday morning, January 16, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Official semester meals begin with brunch on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Please review just before attending Orientation (as we may have last-minute updates). Print the following:

  • Orientation Map and Directions. Please note, we have several exciting construction projects going on. Read the following carefully. Follow the directions to the campus as indicated. The construction map on this website should be reviewed and printed for your travel. You may also print the parking map, as long as you use it with the construction map. Since Orientation occurs between sessions, for Orientation, you may park in any non-metered, non-pay-by-space, no-reserved space if you are a commuter. If you are an on-campus residential student, see the Parking Office website for information. All students coming to Orientation should review the parking site for any changes to parking.
  • Arrival procedures/travel directions
  • Information about “How to Use Your IUP Network Username and Password” (important, or you will not be able to register)

Enrollment in the Orientation program constitutes your being on campus and fully participating in the program throughout its duration. (Please note that this is true for commuters as well.) Do not plan to leave before the program ends at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16. As well, 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. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Parents and Family Members

  • We are unable to offer a parent and family orientation program in January.

Parking Information

During Orientation, guests may park free of charge at unreserved spaces.

Other than the unreserved spaces on the third and fourth floors of the IUP parking garage or in IUP parking lots, if you choose to park at an Indiana borough meter you must put coins in the meter, or you will receive a ticket. You will not be required to pay at the university pay-by-space locations as parking is not enforced for these spaces during university breaks. 

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. Please note, we have several exciting construction projects going on. Read the following carefully. Follow the directions to the campus as indicated. The construction map on this website should be reviewed and printed for your travel. You may also print the parking map, as long as you use it with the construction map. Since Orientation occurs between sessions, for Orientation you may park in any non-metered, non-pay-by-space, no-reserved space, if you are a commuter. If you are an on-campus residential student, see the Parking Office website for information. All students coming to Orientation should review the parking site for any changes to parking.

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 Travel

National

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.)

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.