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!
Orientation sign-ups for the fall semester will be at the beginning of March.
We do not offer housing for the May orientation. If you are not commuting, you can make arrangements at one of the local hotels.
There will not be parent orientations in December or January. Information for parents can be found at our Parent Orientation Portal.
For an overview of Orientation activities, please see schedules.
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. There will not be a Parent and Family Orientation in December or January. There will not be on-campus housing for parents in May or August.
All incoming students are required to complete placement pre-testing before scheduling classes. You’ll receive more information after you’ve registered for 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.
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.
There will not be parent orientations for the December and January dates. These orientations will be for students only.
*This program is for students who will be attending CUSP, IUP's College Undergraduate Success Program. It is strongly encouraged for CUSP students to select this date; although, CUSP
students may attend any of the above orientations. Students who select this date and are not participating in CUSP will be responsible for arranging off campus housing accommodations for the evening of August 15.
Held at the Northpointe campus
Held at the Punxsutawney campus
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
Please note that there will not be a parent orientation for the August, December, and January dates.
Parent Orientation typically includes the following topics
Program Update: “Your Plan, Your Future” Workshop Series from Major and Career Exploration Center
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Dillaman Discusses “Re-Envisioning the Orientation Experience”
New Student Orientation Student Success Leader Information Sessions
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Dillaman Presents on the Orientation Experience at NODA Regional Conference