Exciting activities and time-honored traditions, enjoyed with a community of diverse, smart, interesting people that will make you glad you chose to become a Hoosier.
That, in a nutshell, is Welcome Week. Whether you’re new or returning to campus, these events—which begin the Wednesday before the start of fall classes—will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be an IU student.
Each year, Welcome Week kicks off on the official Opening Day for the IU campus – the Wednesday before classes begin. Events continue through the first week of classes for new and returning students.
Welcome Week begins with the Freshman Induction Ceremony on Opening Day. All students living in residence centers receive a copy of the full schedule when they check in. Off-campus new students receive a copy by attending the Off-Campus student meetings on opening day. An electronic copy is always posted on this page in early August. View the 2013 schedule below.
Your Induction into Indiana University! Induction Picnic immediately follows. Family invited to both.
Explore the ways you can earn money and develop your skills by getting a part-time job.
Learn how to make the most of your first year and beyond.
Tour the student services offices that will help you throughout your IU career.
Living off campus? Get tips to ease your transition and stay involved in student life.
Try out IU’s recreational sports program, recognized as one of the nation’s best.
Get to know your floormates and your resident assistant in these required meetings.
Show your IU spirit at this cream-and-crimson-filled pep rally.
Bond with your neighbors and broaden your horizons.
Sample the food and activities at the Indiana Memorial Union, IU’s most popular campus hangout.
Learn about the majors you’re considering from the faculty who will teach your courses.
Catch a ride on an IU shuttle to do some pre-semester shopping.
Celebrate IU’s cultural diversity with food, music, and dancing.
Connect with your new community, and other new students, through community service.
Enjoy games, food, and prizes galore—and scope out future study spots.