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Orientation

  • Meet other incoming students. Find your way around campus. Register for your first classes. Orientation is more than just a mandatory program for all incoming students—it is your introduction to college and IUP!

  • Register

    Freshmen, transfer students, and students attending our Northpointe and Punxsutawney campuses need to register. See the dates listed below for your program. Parents and family members of freshmen and transfer students will need to register separately for their program.

    Pre-Testing

    All incoming students are required to complete placement pre-testing before scheduling classes. You’ll receive more information after you’ve registered for orientation.

    Coming to Orientation

    You’ve registered and taken your placement tests. Now it’s time to plan your trip! Get information about lodging, travel, schedules, what to pack, and more.

     
  • Student Orientation Programs and Dates

    Orientation is required for all incoming students, both freshman and transfer. Depending on the program you choose, you may be required to stay overnight, either on or off campus. During the orientation process, you’ll complete placement testing and schedule your first classes. Along the way, you’ll learn how to get around campus, all of the services available to you, and much more.

    Please see the complete list of dates, below.

    Freshmen will be able to register for orientation beginning March 1, 2017.

    Freshman Orientation

    Spring
    April

    Session 1
    April 8–9

    Session 2
    April 22–23

    Summer

    Week 1

    Session 1
    June 4–5

    Session 2
    June 6–7

    Session 3
    June 8–9

    Week 2

    Session 4
    June 11–12

    Session 5
    June 13–14

    Session 6
    June 15–16

    Week 3

    Session 7
    June 18–19

    Session 8
    June 20–21

    Session 9
    June 22–23

    Week 4

    Session 10
    June 25–26

    Session 11
    June 27–28

    Session 12
    June 29–30

    Transfer Orientation

    Session 4
    June 2

    Session 5
    July 10

    Session 3
    July 26

    Northpointe Orientation

    Held at the Northpointe Campus

    Session 1
    June 9

    Session 2
    July 11

    Punxsutawney Orientation

    Held at the Punxsutawney Campus

    Session 1

    August 26

     
  • Parent and Family Orientation

    This separate, optional program focuses on helping families to better understand their student’s transition to adulthood, the university system and its resources, and college life—both inside and outside of the classroom. Fees apply.

    Offered simultaneously with the two-day freshman student program or the one-day transfer student orientation program.

    Parent Orientation typically includes the following topics

    • Academic programs and policies, Liberal Studies, and student rights and responsibilities
    • Education abroad and National Student Exchange programs
    • Career exploration and skill building, employment opportunities, internships, and cooperative education
    • A first-time parent of college students session
    • Personal issues—what to anticipate and how to help
    • Spiritual life
    • Connectivity to the IUP central computer, the Internet, and library resource
    • Health services, campus safety, and borough resources
    • University costs and payment plans
    • Financial aid information session
    • Purchasing textbooks
    • I-Card services and on-campus banking opportunities through PNC Bank
    • Online communities, college scams, and identity theft
    • Question and answer session with a student panel
    • Residence life and dining hall information, with a tour of the residence hall facilities

  • 2016–17 New Student Guide
     The Orientation New Student Guide contains information about academics, policy, and procedure and much more to help ease your transition to IUP.