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At a Glance

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is full of fun activities to help you make new friends and transition to college life.

Welcome Week 2017 will start on Wednesday, Aug. 23 with new student move-in and will run through Sunday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for the Fall 2017 semester is Monday, Aug. 28. 

Welcome Week is a fun week designed to help you make a successful transition to college, meet new friends and connect with the University before classes start. Events and programming are meant for both new, incoming freshmen, as well as new transfer students. By working with upper class Orientation Leaders and Guides, you will have an opportunity to learn about the social, cultural and academic life at our University. Some components of Welcome Week have required attendance, so be sure to plan ahead.

Arriving for Welcome Week

Residence hall students*: Students living on campus should plan to check in during their assigned time on Wednesday, Aug. 23. You may find your assigned time listed below, based on the first letter of your last name.

  • A–L: 8-9:30 a.m.
  • M–Z: 9:30-11 a.m.

Resident students should report directly to their assigned hall. Once you have checked in and received your keys and Welcome Week information, the Welcome Week Move-In Crew will help you move in! All students have until noon to be moved in and ready for our first activities. Learn more about Move-In Day ►

* All bills must be paid, or payment arrangements made, prior to moving into the residence halls.

Commuter students: You will check in at the Trustees Dining Room in Schwitzer Student Center on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 12:30–2 p.m. You'll receive some information about Welcome Week and eat lunch, on us!

Family members & guests

Wednesday morning and early afternoon are designed for you and your family to take care of any business you need to get started at UIndy. Lunch will be provided for all students, family members and guests at the Greyhound Welcome Lunch in the Schwitzer Student Center. Family members should plan to depart following Convocation, which is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Required sessions

Many of the Welcome Week activities are required, beginning with Convocation. Convocation is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Students will then meet with their Welcome Week leader at 4 p.m. and attend required sessions for the remainder of the day.

Please note all required sessions in the Welcome Week Schedule. Students, please plan your schedule for work and vacations accordingly, requesting time off when appropriate. This schedule will be updated periodically with additional events. 


For more information about Welcome Week, Move-In Day, or getting started at UIndy, contact Student Affairs at 317-788-3507.

View the entire Welcome Week booklet ►