March 19, 2015
Big Changes for This Year's New Student Orientation


The Center for Student Success and Transitions (SST) is pleased to announce a new orientation format that will put academics, university resources, peer engagement, and student success at the forefront of the IPFW first-year experience.


New Student Orientation (NSO) is now a two-step mandatory process for all first-time high school admits and all degree-seeking students transferring 29 or fewer credit hours. Students will attend a half-day advising and registration session on one of 10 pre-determined days throughout June and July. At that time, they will meet with major personnel, a peer leader, and an academic advisor to register for fall semester courses.


Students will then return August 19--  21 for a half-day Wednesday, full-day Thursday, and half-day Friday orientation. These orientation days will focus on the academic and social transition to college, student success resources, and co-curricular engagement. Featured sessions include: a mock classroom; a hands-on, hour-long session on how to navigate Blackboard, myIPFW, etc.; a resource and organization fair; and the fourth annual Casino and Game Night. NSO will conclude with the inaugural Freshman Convocation Friday at 11 a.m.

More information on ways faculty and staff can become involved in welcoming the incoming freshman class is forthcoming, and your support and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Orientation-related questions? Call Student Success and Transitions at 481-0404, email Krissy Creager, assistant vice chancellor for student success and transitions,; visit the New Student Orientation website; or go to Kettler Hall, Room 109.


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