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At a Glance

Transfer Student Orientation

The University of Indianapolis offers half-day orientation programs for incoming transfer students (students who have already studied at another college/university). Our Transfer Orientation Programs will provide new students with relevant information they will need to be successful, during their time at UIndy. While on campus, students will have the opportunity to receive their student ID card, sign-up for a parking permit, meet with an academic advisor, and register for their first semester of classes.

Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all new students are required to attend one Transfer Orientation Program. Orientation days are mandatory because students meet with an academic advisor to review their materials and schedule their first semester coursework. Students will also receive their UIndy student ID during Orientation and complete other necessary campus business.

Orientation schedule

The Transfer Orientation Program consists of a half day of activities and meetings for new students. There is both a morning and an afternoon program, to accommodate students and their schedules. Be sure to check in on time. Special sessions are planned for students to answer questions regarding your tuition bill, financial aid, curriculum requirements and more. View the schedule ►

Orientation Day check-in & parking

Check-in for orientation will take place in Schwitzer Student Center. Please see the campus map for parking options. Parking lot 14 is conveniently located next to Schwitzer Student Center, but students may park in any lot designated for visitors. When you arrive on campus, look for signs directing you to the event.

Student checklist

It is very important to set up your UIndy email account and activate My UIndy prior to Orientation. If you have problems or questions, please contact the Help Desk at 317-788-6145. 

Overnight accommodations

The University of Indianapolis is located near many hotels for those who need to stay overnight before or after Orientation. Several hotels with quick access to campus are located at the I-65 Southport Road exit, I-465 Emerson Avenue exit and I-465 East Street exit. Campus visitors frequently stay at the Holiday Inn Express South. Their contact information is:

Holiday Inn Express South
5151 South East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227

What to bring

Students should bring their completed health record and any financial documents that still need to be submitted. Casual dress, comfortable shoes and UIndy Greyhound attire are encouraged!

Please note: Students will have their UIndy student ID picture taken while they are here for Orientation.


The orientation fee is $50 and will be added to the tuition bill you receive in July. No payment is needed prior to your Orientation program.

What to expect

Students are required to attend all sessions. Signing up for classes and getting your class schedule. Students will have the opportunity to hear from academic advisors in their major area. Students will then meet one-on-one with an academic advisor in the afternoon. Students do not need to schedule an appointment in advance.


Books may be ordered online through the UIndy Bookstore and picked up when you arrive on campus in August. Students also have the option to rent many textbooks through the UIndy Bookstore. 

Financial aid information

Students will attend an informational workshop led by the staff from the Office of Financial Aid and will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the day. Walk-in appointments are available.