• Parent Resources

    Find answers to many of your questions, interesting facts about IUP, and learn how we will support your student.

    Our office is currently working remotely. Please email us at orientation-testing@iup.edu for assistance.

    Incoming students for fall 2021 will be able to sign up for their online orientation in the beginning of March.

    Checklist for New Student Orientation:

    1. Register for Orientation. We will be opening the transfer registration process in mid-October and freshmen registration in early November. Visit MyIUP to sign up for your program. An instructional video is also located there to assist with this process.
    2. Access the HAWKS 100-Getting Ready course or Transfer Pre-Orientation course (based on your admission category) to complete some pre-program tasks.
    3. Complete Placement Testing. Transfer students will be notified approximately one week before their program on what placement testing they will be required to complete.
    4. Continue to check your IUP email account.  Incoming students will receive additional program details through their IUP email account. This is the official method of communication for the university. Please be sure to check your account frequently to receive information about your orientation program and other announcements through the summer months.
    5. After participating in your program, complete the HAWKS 101 courses.

    For an overview of Orientation activities, please see the Orientation Schedule page.

  • Register

    Freshmen, transfer students, and students attending our Northpointe and Punxsutawney campuses need to register. See the dates listed below for your program. 


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

  • Student Orientation Programs and Dates (for students starting classes in August)

    Orientation is required for all incoming students, both freshman and transfer. Along the way, you’ll learn about campus services available to you and much more. All orientations will be online.

    See the complete list of dates below.

    Freshman Orientation

    • April 17–April 18, 2021
    • May 1–May 2, 2021
    • June 13–June 14, 2021
    • June 15–June 16, 2021
    • June 17–June 18, 2021
    • June 20–June 21, 2021
    • June 22–June 23, 2021
    • June 24–June 25, 2021
    • June 27–June 28, 2021
    • June 29–June 30, 2021
    • July 11–July 12, 2021
    • July 13–July 14, 2021

    Transfer Orientation 

    • May 28, 2021
    • July 1, 2021
    • July 16, 2021

    Northpointe Orientation 

    • July 15, 2021

    Punxsutawney Orientation 

    • July 15, 2021
  • Parent and Family Orientation

    Because family support is critical to your student’s success, we would like to encourage you to participate with them during their online orientation experience.

    You can learn more about resources and services for students in our Wednesday Webinars for Parent and Family Members.