BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington welcomed students back to campus with activities during the first week of fall classes which began on Monday, Aug. 20. Welcome Week is a campus tradition held each semester to help students build connections to campus, organized by the office of student life. Welcome Week activities also provide students with resources to help them throughout their educational journeys.
During the week, faculty and staff walked the hallways specifically to engage with students, to answer questions and help them find their classes or other campus locations. Free student planners were provided to students throughout the week. Students were also greeted with an espresso bar before the start of morning and evening classes.
On Monday, free pizza was offered during lunch hours, along with a voter registration table and a mental health resources station.
On Tuesday, a student involvement and volunteer fair showed students how to get involved in student organizations, recreational sports, volunteer opportunities, and more. Students who signed in received food vouchers to spend at the Food Truck Tuesday event outside the Cook Pavilion.
On Wednesday, an Ivy Tech and community resource fair gave students an opportunity to learn about resources and organizations available to help them become successful students. Students who signed in received food vouchers for ice cream from Hoosier Mama’s Tasty Treats.
On Thursday morning, Chris Cakes greeted students with a free pancake breakfast and pancake flipping. Many other breakfast items were available. On Thursday during lunch hours, a mathematics cultural event with food and music was held in the library to teach students how math is taught and used in other cultures. Students also enjoyed a virtual reality gaming station in the student commons. A family movie and activity night was held on Thursday evening in Shreve Hall, and students enjoyed a screening of Solo and free pizza.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.