You’ve been accepted to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) at Punxsutawney — Congratulations!
The next step on your road to becoming an IUP student is Orientation. It is through Orientation, ONLY, that you take your placement tests, are advised and, based on advisement and placement test results, register for your fall classes. In addition, you begin to learn the procedures, benefits, and resources available to you as an IUP student.
After registering for Orientation, spend time reviewing the required placement tests.
IUP is committed to serving students with disabilities. Access and accommodations provided during Orientation are separate from those provided when you are a student. If you have a disability, in addition to indicating needs on the Orientation enrollment form, complete and return the Declaration of Disability form.
We look forward to receiving your Orientation enrollment form and sending you further information. Please share this information with parents/family members assisting you in college planning, so that they are aware of IUP Orientation and the information that we have provided to you.
If you have any questions along the way, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch. See you at Orientation!
Our Orientation programs were established to support your transition to being an IUP student. Proper advising and appropriate course selection is critical to first-year success. You will be placement tested, learn about IUP, meet other new students, work with peer advisers, and have fun!
The summer programs on the Indiana campus are residential (even for fall commuters) for everyone but married students or students who are parents. Summer Orientation program includes evening activities and staying overnight, so please plan accordingly.
During Orientation, students will take the following exams:
Reading. These tests are serious and determine course placement. You should prepare for them. Depending on the major, students may also take the
French, or German exams. Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to submit an English Portfolio, in place of taking the English Essay Exam.
Carefully read materials about
English Placement (please note, Honors College admits only do not take the English placement test or submit a portfolio). Please note, if you change your orientation date and have submitted a portfolio, please contact
There will be no need to make overnight arrangements for this orientation. You will be moving into your residence hall before the start of orientation on Wednesday, January 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Be sure that your (and/or your family's) hotel arrangements are available for Saturday night.
Student participants stay (separate from family members) in mandatory overnight housing in an IUP residence hall during the program.
If you absolutely must change your Orientation date, log back into
MyIUP and select “reschedule my orientation date if needed.” (January has only one date so you will not be able to reschedule it.)
In addition to having noted any prior college coursework on the Orientation enrollment form, if you have AP, CLEP, or transfer credits, be sure to submit any official transcript to the IUP Office of Admissions, 117 Sutton Hall, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705, well in advance of your selected Orientation date. (See
FAQ for more information.)
Your Orientation confirmation will arrive approximately one week before your program date. The information will include arrival procedures, program times, a campus map, a parking permit, and information on sample tests. (Note that letters for last-minute date changes and/or last-minute enrollments may be difficult to provide.)
Questions may be directed to
email@example.com (preferred) or 724-357-5658.
When asking questions, please provide your name and Banner ID number.
The Office of New Student Orientation office hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
See You at Orientation!
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