Set yourself up for success at IU

Prepare for a successful and rewarding experience at IU Bloomington with New Student Orientation (NSO) for undergraduate students.

You’ll build a community with new international and American students when you take part in a wide range of social activities. You’ll learn about IU’s incredible academic experience and register for classes when you meet with your academic advisor. And you’ll explore the wide range of resources available to you as a student.

Parents are welcome to attend parts of orientation.

Learn more about NSO

Graduate students should work with their academic department for information related to orientation.

When is orientation?

Orientation will be online for undergraduate students. The Office of First Year Experience Programs (FYE) offers an incredible virtual orientation program that will prepare you to start strong at IU. You will receive an email invitation from FYE to reserve your specific NSO dates after you submit your intent to enroll.

Once you make your NSO reservation, you will get access to a First Year Experience Canvas course that will prepare you for your academic appointment and registration.

Your reservation includes a specific date where you will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes and a student discussion group.

Remember, you need to be in Bloomington by the date on your I-20 or DS-2019.

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Online orientation courses for graduate students

Your academic department may have an online orientation course that you need to complete. Contact your department for more details.

In addition to any requirements from your department, you also need to complete the OIS online orientation course described on this page.