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New Student Orientation

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

New Student Orientation is an information session for new Ivy Tech students hosted by your campus. You’ll get an introduction to using campus technology, accessing student resources, understanding financial aid and academic standing, getting involved in clubs and organizations, and more—everything you need to help you prepare for your first day of classes.

At orientation, you can:

  • Tour the campus and classrooms and find the library, bookstore, places to hang out or study, and more
  • Get answers to questions about attending Ivy Tech Community College
  • Uncover resources to pay for college
  • Discover campus services to help you stay on track
  • Learn about student organizations, cool activities, and leadership opportunities
  • Meet new people and make connections
  • Sometimes even play games and win Ivy Tech swag!

Who Can Attend

Orientation is focused on students. Parents, spouses, friends, or other adult-aged folks are welcome to attend; however, due to limited seating, priority will be given to students. If you bring guests, please be aware of the limited seating. Children should not be brought to orientation.

WHEN TO SIGN UP

Students attend orientation after they have completed the application process, met with their academic advisor, and registered for classes. Many students select which orientation session they'd like to attend during their first advisor appointment. If you didn't do that, don't worry! You can stop by or call your local enrollment center to schedule your orientation or browse the list of upcoming new student orientation sessions at your local campus and sign up today. View upcoming orientation sessions

FORMATS

Orientation is held in multiple formats, depending on the campus.

  • In-Person and Virtual Sessions at a Specific Time –  Some campuses offer orientation that you can attend in person or virtually during a specific time. Orientation is approximately one hour and each session has limited space. In general, these types of orientation sessions provide the most in-depth information.
  • Recorded Video – Some campuses also provide a recorded video as well as other orientation materials that you can work through/watch at your own pace. This is a convenient way to complete orientation if you are unable to come to campus or are an online student. 

Upcoming Sessions

Select your local campus in the dropdown below to see a list of upcoming orientation sessions at the campus closest to you.

New Student Orientation Sessions

Don't see the location you need? Call 1-888-489-5463 for more info.

Project Jumpstart At Anderson

Anderson hosts in-person new student orientation sessions called Project Jumpstart or PJS, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech Anderson! 

Jumpstart for a Fall Second 8 Weeks or Spring 2023 start has the following course availability:

IN PERSON - 

  • Saturday, October 14th, 9am - 4pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday, October 25-26th, 6 - 9pm

ONLINE ONLY - 

  • Class open from Monday, October 23rd - Sunday October 29th 

Register for Orientation 

Once you've picked your desired JumpStart date, please stop by our Main campus on 60th St. or call 765-643-7133, ext. 2018. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling for Project JumpStart.

If you have scheduled an appointment to meet with an Enrollment Specialist, they will help you register for your first semester of classes, and will register you for JumpStart as well. 

 

New Student Orientation At Batesville

Batesville hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

Fall 1st 8-week Term

  • August 8 at 1 p.m.

Fall 2nd 8-week Term

  • October 10 at 1 p.m.

Spring 1st 8-week Term

  • January 9 at 1 p.m.

Spring 2nd 8-week Term

  • March 6 at 1 p.m.

Summer Term 2025

  • May 29 at 1 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Batesville Enrollment Center or call 812-934-3954, ext. 8101. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Bloomington

Welcome to the Bloomington campus! Student orientation has been created to help you learn about student life and club opportunities, meet students in your program or major, and assist you with getting comfortable with the Bloomington campus and our various student support resources.  You may choose to attend orientation in person or virtually via Zoom. Regardless of your selected format, you will be added to an online module within our college learning management system, called IvyLearn. The Student Orientation Ivy Learn Course will complement your orientation experience by providing you with access to additional tips, tricks, and resources. All learning modules should be completed before your first day of classes.

2024-2025 New Student Orientation dates:

In-person
Sessions are held on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Friday, January 10, 2025 

In-Person Orientation Sample Agenda

*Students will have an agenda based on their program or major. Campus tour guides will be available to guide students to their sessions.

SAMPLE AGENDA

Welcome & Orientation Check In

Student Advocacy

Public Safety

Financial Aid

Meet Your Advising Team

Library & Learning Commons

Career Exploration

Tips for Success

Lunch (provided by Ivy Tech)

Campus Tours

Virtual
Sessions are held via Zoom from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 15, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2025

Virtual Orientation Sample Agenda

*We encourage all students who join to turn on their cameras to interact with the presenters and other students. Sessions may be held in break out rooms.  

SAMPLE SESSION

Welcome & Orientation Check In

Student Advocacy

Public Safety

Financial Aid

Advising Info

Library & Learning Commons

Career Exploration

Tips for Success

 

Register FOR ORIENTATION

If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please contact the Office of Student Life at the Bloomington Campus at bloomington-studentlife@ivytech.edu

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Connersville

The Ivy Tech Richmond full-service campus hosts in-person new student orientation sessions for our Connersville students, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates being announced soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please stop by the Richmond Enrollment Center that services Connersville students or call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Call to Register

New Student Orientation At Crown Point

Ivy Tech Lake County at Crown Point hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we encourage all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please email our Executive Director of Admissions, Mo Vincic, at mvincic@ivytech.edu. You may also call 219-981-4441 with questions.

New Student Orientation At East Chicago

Ivy Tech Lake County at East Chicago hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we encourage all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please email our Executive Director of Admissions, Mo Vincic, at mvincic@ivytech.edu. You may also call 219-981-4441 with questions.

New Student Orientation at Elkhart

Ivy Tech Elkhart students are invited to attend new student orientation sessions hosted by the South Bend full-service campus. We strongly recommend all students attend a session prior to the first day of classes, as it will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following day:

  • Wednesday, 5/29 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm -Community Center - Elkhart Campus  (22531 Co Rd 18 Goshen, IN 46528)

  • Wednesday, 8/14-  5:30pm to 8:00pm -Community Center - Elkhart Campus  (22531 Co Rd 18 Goshen, IN 46528)

New Student Orientation for online students is available the following day:  

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form or email southbendelkhart-nso@ivytech.edu.

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Evansville

Ivy Tech Evansville hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Check back for upcoming New Student Orientation dates.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please stop by the Evansville Enrollment Center or email mmcomas3@ivytech.edu, or call 812-492-0301. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation.

Check back for upcoming New Student Orientation dates.

New TITAN Orientation At Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne hosts an in-person orientation, which is the last step for all new students to take prior to their first day of classes. Orientation is designed to set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech. In orientation you will learn more about MyIvy, IvyLearn, Student Success tips, and so much more!

All in-person orientations are held in the Student Life Center gymnasium located on the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne – North campus (3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835).

You will only need to attend orientation if you are a brand new student and have not been to an orientation before!

In-Person New Student Orientation Sessions

  • Fall 1: Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fall 2: Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for In-Person Session

Questions about Orientation?

If you have any questions about New Titan Orientation, please reach out to the Director of Student Resources.

Felix Torres
Director of Student Resources
ftorres8@ivytech.edu

New Student Orientation At Frankfort

Ivy Tech Frankfort hosts in-person new student orientation sessions at the Lafayette full-service campus, which we strongly recommend all students to attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Monday, August 13, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form or email Temkai Clark at tclark248@ivytech.edu

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Gary

Ivy Tech Lake County at Gary hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we encourage all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please email our Executive Director of Admissions, Mo Vincic, at mvincic@ivytech.edu. You may also call 219-981-4441 with questions.

New Student Orientation at Greencastle

In order to help you succeed at Ivy Tech, you will be added to an orientation group in IvyLearn called “Wabash Valley New Student Orientation” (or NSO) soon after you register for classes.

Prior to the first day of class, we recommend you visit MyIvy and view the orientation sessions found under Student Section > Student Dashboard > New or Graduating Students section. 

In-Person New Student Orientation Sessions

Spring Term, First 8-Weeks: 

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

If you have questions about new student orientation, please email Tammy Keenan at tkeenan8@ivytech.edu

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Hamilton County

Ivy Tech Hamilton County hosts a virtual new student orientation session. To get the most out of your orientation experience please sign up for a date after you have applied for Financial Aid and met with Ivy Advising.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 14 2023 at 4:00 PM via Zoom – Register Now

Questions?

If you have any questions about new student orientation, please email our Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership, Amanda Bremmer Babic at abremmer@ivytech.edu

New Student Orientation At Indianapolis

Ivy Tech Indianapolis hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Please contact advising at (317) 917-5715 or Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu for more information.

New Student Orientation At Kokomo

Ivy Tech Kokomo hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This session will allow you to meet instructors and fellow classmates, learn about campus facilities, and set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Kokomo does not publicize its orientation dates, but new students should check their Ivy Tech email for details about upcoming sessions.

Questions?

For information about new student orientation at Ivy Tech La Porte, please contact:

April M. Gabbert, MA
Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership
agabbertstrang@ivytech.edu
219-464-8514, ext. 3044

New Student Orientation At Lafayette

New Student Orientation is a fun and interactive information session for new Ivy Tech students. You’ll get an introduction to using campus technology, accessing student resources, understanding financial aid and academic standing, getting involved in clubs and organizations, and more—everything you need to help you prepare for your first day of classes.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

New Student Orientation - Virtual

Date: October 2, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

ZOOM LINK

Tuesdays@TheTech Drop-In Day

Date: October 3, 2023

Time: 1:00 -6:00 PM

Location: Grand Hall Main Entrance

New Student Orientation - Virtual

Date: October 10, 2023

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

ZOOM LINK

Register for Orientation

Please work with your advisor to register for your desired session. This must be done after you have registered for classes.

If you have any questions about new student orientation, please email our Director of Student Life & Leadership Development.

Kelly Hampton
khampton@ivytech.edu
765-269-5226

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see their New Student Orientation Sessions.

New Student Orientation At Lawrence

Ivy Tech Lawrence hosts in-person new student orientation sessions through the Indianapolis full-service campus. We strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes, as this will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

For more information contact advising by calling (317) 917-5715 or emailing Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu

New Student Orientation At Lawrenceburg

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

Fall 1st 8-week Term

  • August 7 at 5 p.m.

Fall 2nd 8-week Term

  • October 9 at 5 p.m.

Spring 1st 8-week Term

  • January 8 at 5 p.m.

Spring 2nd 8-week Term

  • March 5 at 5 p.m.

Summer Term 2025

  • May 28 at 5 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Lawrenceburg Enrollment Center or call 812-537-4010, ext. 5305. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Logansport

Ivy Tech Logansport hosts in-person new student orientation sessions at the full-service campus in Kokomo, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This session will allow you to meet instructors and fellow classmates, learn about campus facilities, and set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Logansport does not publicize its orientation dates, but new students should check their Ivy Tech email for details about upcoming sessions.

New Student Orientation At Madison

Madison hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Register for Orientation

No registration is necessary for orientation, but if you have questions ahead of the event, please contact:

Raven Hudson, MAC, CRC
Director of Student Success
rhudson64@ivytech.edu
812-265-2580, ext. 4508

New Student Orientation At Marion

Ivy Tech Marion hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please email marion-advising@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Email to Register

Questions?

For information about new student orientation at Ivy Tech Michigan City, please contact:

April M. Gabbert, MA
Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership
agabbertstrang@ivytech.edu
219-464-8514, ext. 3044

New Student Orientation At Muncie

Ivy Tech Muncie hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation Date:

Monday, July 22, 2024
4 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 1, 2024
1 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 8, 2024
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register Today

 

New Student Orientation At New Castle

Ivy Tech New Castle hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students attend prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please email your academic advisor or call 765-599-2613, ext. 4010. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Call to Register

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Peru

Ivy Tech Peru hosts in-person new student orientation sessions at the full-service campus in Kokomo, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This session will allow you to meet instructors and fellow classmates, learn about campus facilities, and set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Peru does not publicize its orientation dates, but new students should check their Ivy Tech email for details about upcoming sessions.

New Student Orientation At Richmond

Ivy Tech Richmond hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Dates being announced soon!

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please stop by the Richmond Enrollment Center or call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Call to Register

New Student Orientation Modules

Ivy Tech Sellersburg provides new student orientation sessions through a series of online modules. We strongly recommend all students complete the online training modules prior to the first day of classes, as they will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Modules Include:

  • Module 1: IvyLearn Orientation
  • Modules 2-6: New Student Orientation.

If you complete the entire series, you will be eligible to receive your free t-shirt and merchandise on campus. Everyone with a completed course, will receive an email with instructions to receive your t-shirt and swag.

How to Attend

Watch your Ivy Tech email for an invitation to the IvyLearn & New Student Orientation Course. If you do not receive an email or have questions about new student orientation, please email hbeatty@ivytech.edu.

 

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation At Columbus

Columbus hosts virtual new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following days:

  • Monday, August 7, 2023 —  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form, stop by the Columbus Enrollment Center or email Columbus-Orientation@ivytech.edu. A member of our team will make sure you've completed all of your pre-advising steps and will assist you with scheduling your orientation. 

Register Now

New Student Orientation at South Bend

Ivy Tech South Bend hosts new student orientation sessions, which we strongly recommend all students attend prior to the first day of classes. New student orientation will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

New Student Orientation is available on the following day:

  • Thursday, 5/30 -5:30pm to 8:00pm- Cafe- South Bend Campus (220 Dean Johnson Blvd South Bend, IN 46601)
  • Thursday, 8/15 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm- Cafe- South Bend Campus (220 Dean Johnson Blvd South Bend, IN 46601)

Orientation for Online Students is available on the following day:

Register for Orientation

Once you've picked your desired orientation date, please fill out this form or email southbendelkhart-nso@ivytech.edu.

Register Now

 

Questions?

Ivy Tech Tell City students interested in attending new student orientation should call 812-547-7915.

 

New Student Orientation at Terre Haute

In order to help you succeed at Ivy Tech, the Terre Haute campus offers both in-person and virtual options for new student orientation. We strongly recommend that each student attend an orientation session prior to the first day of class.

Fall dates TBD

Questions?

If you have questions about new student orientation, please email Nina Storey at nstorey@ivytech.edu.

Virtual On-Demand Service

Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Questions?

For information about new student orientation at Ivy Tech Valparaiso, please contact:

April M. Gabbert, MA
Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership
agabbertstrang@ivytech.edu
219-464-8514, ext. 3044

New Student Orientation At Warsaw

Ivy Tech Warsaw hosts in-person new student orientation sessions, which are required for all students to take prior to the first day of classes. This will set you up for success as you begin your time at Ivy Tech.

Upcoming New Student Orientation Sessions

  • Summer 2024 Term
    May 30 at 6 p.m.
  • Fall 2024 Term
    August 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    August 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Register for In-Person Session

 

Questions about Orientation?

If you have any questions about new student orientation, please reach out to:

Deb Woods 
dwoods@ivytech.edu
574-267-5428, ext. 0